By MARK EVANS
STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD
Ste. Genevieve County was remaining stable late last week, with just four active COVID-19 cases. When county health inspector Bob Kluender reported to the County Commission, he informed them that the total number of positive cases had risen to 28. There has still been only one death.
With the death and the active cases figured in, 23 of 28 cases have completed isolation and recovered.
Kluender was reporting for acting director Julie Flieg, who was on vacation. Flieg replaced Sandra Bell who retired the first week in July, after serving since September 2009.
Kluender told the commissioners he was working with the Zell Jaycees on their upcoming horseshoe tournament. It is set for the third weekend in August and usually draws in a large crowd.
“We’re working out a plan to keep it as safe as possible,” Kluender said.
He said the horseshoe pits will be spaced out farther, while beer wagons and other entities will also hare more space between them.
The Jaycees had already made a big decision. The tournament will be limited to county residents only, since neighboring counties Perry, St. Francois and Jefferson are all having large surges in coronavirus cases.
“You see what’s going on around us,” Kluender said referring to the other counties.