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Posted on: April 30, 2020

City Manager Slagle Announces City Facilities Reopen Plan

COVID-19 City of Mexico, Missouri Reopen Plan

(Issued April 29, 2020)

General Guidelines:

In conjunction with the Federal and State Guidelines, the City of Mexico will implement a 3 Phase Reopen Plan of City facilities, events, social and recreational activities. The City’s Plan will be an incremental process and will be flexible to adapt to the continued restrictions necessary to keep the coronavirus from spreading and mitigate risk of resurgence.  This Plan governs the reopening of City facilities only, all other entities should refer to the Federal and State Reopen Orders for guidance. 

During all phases of the reopening plan the City will:

Base decisions upon recommendations from the Federal, State and CDC Guidelines;

  • Make decisions based on scientific data and medical expertise;
  • Make decisions based on maintaining Public Health and Safety;
  • Protect residents and employees’ access to the facilities and services they need;
  • Partner with other community agencies to expand capacity and deploy resources;
  • Continue physical distancing and practice good hygiene;
  • Limit situations and access where physical distancing cannot be maintained; and
  • Monitor conditions and immediately take steps to limit and mitigate any rebound or outbreak by restarting a phase or returning to an earlier phase, depending on risk.

 Phase 1

 

Phase 1 will begin upon the lifting of the Missouri Governor’s “Stay Home Order” (projected to begin on May 4, 2020 and run through May 31, 2020) 

  • Individuals, when in public should maximize physical distance from others.
  • Social settings of more than 10 people should be avoided, unless precautionary measures are observed.
  • Low risk City facilities and activities to open:
  • Tennis Courts
  • Pickleball Courts
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Horseshoe Courts
  • Campground to Mexico residents only

Phase 2


Phase 2 will begin no sooner than 14 days of downward documented trajectory of cases after the opening of Phase 1. (projected to begin on June 1, 2020) 

  • Individuals, when in public should maintain physical distance from others.
  • Social settings of more than 25 people, where appropriate distancing may not be practical, should be avoided unless precautionary measures are observed.
  • Medium risk City facilities and activities to open:
  • Park bathrooms
  • Park water fountains
  • Softball fields
  • Skate Park
  • Park shelter reservations for 25 people or less
  • City Hall (limited interaction and physical distancing required)
  • Animal Shelter (limited interaction and physical distancing required)
  • Municipal Court proceedings (access limited to defendants and attorney’s)
  • Council Meetings limited by physical distancing

Phase 3


Phase 3 will begin no sooner than 14 days of downward documented trajectory of cases after the opening of Phase 2. (projected to begin on July 6, 2020)  

  • Individuals, can resume public interactions, but should still consider physical distancing.
  • All individuals should consider minimizing time spent in crowded environments.
  • High risk City facilities and activities to open:
  • Playgrounds
  • Basketball Courts
  • Campground for full use
  • Park shelter reservations for full use
  • Household Hazard Waste Center
  • Council Meetings open to public

City of Mexico’s COVID - 19 Reopen Plan

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