Coronavirus Information
Posted on 03/12/2020

*OPEN NOT OVER - As Missouri reopens, remember the virus isn't over. Continue social distancing * 

  1. Stay 6' apart or more in public
  2. Wear masks (cover nose/mouth) to protect others
  3. Wash hands, surfaces, and common items regularly

City Facility & Service Impacts as of May 29:

  • Currently OPEN: City Hall, Court, Parks including playgrounds, A.C. Brase Arena, Osage Centre, SportsPlex, Shawnee Park Center, Jaycee Golf Course, Transfer Station, Recycling Center.
  • Currently CLOSED to the public: Public Works lobby will open June 15, public safety lobbies will open June 1. Aquatics will open in June (see below).

  • City Hall - Anticipate longer waiting times at City Hall during this phase of reopening. City Hall in-office hours, Monday through Friday:
          -- 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Inspection permit counter
          -- 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Customer Service (also by phone on Saturdays through the May 16
          -- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - All other offices

  • Municipal Court resumed May 18. See for more information. Payments can be made online, by phone or by mail.

  • Municipal Jail – No visitors to inmates  (with the exception of attorney-client visitation) until Phase 1 starts June 1.

  • Parks & Recreation Department - The parks, playgrounds, community centers, dog park, and the golf course are open. Skate parks, outdoor basketball courts and aquatic facilities (Cape Splash, Central Pool) will open in Phase 1A starting in June.

    We will continue to monitor the guidelines put in place by our Federal, State and Local leaders and adjust dates and capacity limits accordingly.

    For a complete list of places and programs, visit

  • Police Department – Remains closed to visitors (includes meetings, public programs, tours, and car seat inspection/installations). When Phase 1A starts, Police will resume normal operations with a reopening of the lobby, jail and other areas. Current personal protection equipment and sanitation protocols will remain in place.

  • Fire Department – Remains closed to visitors (includes meetings, public programs, and tours) until June 1. All employees are back to work on normal schedules.

  • Public Works – Remains closed to visitors. Wednesday Special Pickups are suspended, but the Transfer Station and Recycling Drop-off area are open. Special Wednesday Pickup scheduling will start June 1 for actual pickups will beginning June 17.  Lobby will reopen June 15.

  • Airport - Airline: Operating daily scheduled flights. Please visit for flight schedule information. You may also contact the United Reservation number 800-864-8331 to book a flight or for flight information. Cape Aviation has resumed normal hours.
DOWNLOAD Complete Phase 1A Plan

As the world is gripped by the coronavirus pandemic, the Cape Girardeau area is united in response and recovery. Local health, public safety, schools, elected officials and City employees are working together to mitigate the impacts of the coronavirus. We must continue observing good hygiene and housekeeping practices that protect our homes, workplaces and our most vulnerable populations.

Watch for symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

Children have similar symptoms to adults and generally have mild illness.

This list is not all inclusive. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

Need to Get Tested?

Contact your health provider. Saint Francis, SoutheastHEALTH, Cross Trails, EBO, and other providers have their own hotlines and processes.