COVID19 - Masks Required, Public Closures

Masks Required in City Facilities Effective Friday

As of the start of business on Friday, July 10, visitors to City facilities are required to wear a mask or face covering inside City-operated buildings.
  • City Hall
  • Parks & Recreation Facilities 
  • Cape Girardeau Regional Airport
  • Fire Department (closed to visitors as of July 7)
  • Police Department 
  • Public Works Department facilities (by appointment only as of July 13)
  • Municipal Court
We ask that all visitors to our facilities be kind to staff who are working to make our facilities a safer environment.

To continue serving the public and protecting our workforce, more departments might also close to walk-in visitors or otherwise modify operations. Some exceptions might apply. Check our website or call ahead for the latest information. 

About Masking at Parks & Recreation 

For more information on this policy, please contact any facility listed below, or call our Parks & Recreation Main Office at 573.339.6340. 

A.C. Brase Arena – Masks are required when conducting business at the Parks & Recreation Main Office, or when renting the facility for private functions. This also applies to the 4-H Exhibit Hall.

Cape Splash & Central Municipal Pool – Masks are required to enter the facility, but not required nor allowed in the water. Masks are required in concession lines or in the restroom unless you are able to social distance from other family units. Staff who are able to social distance such as lifeguards, will not need to wear a mask.

Jaycee Municipal Golf Course – Masks are required when conducting business in the Pro Shop. Masks are not required while out on the course if you are in a cart that has the plastic divider, and if you can social distance while out on the course.

Osage Centre, Shawnee Park Center & SportsPlex – Masks are required when conducting business at the front desk or office, while being a spectator, and when renting a facility for private functions. Masks are not required while playing sports or exercising in a fitness room or group fitness class. Please practice social distancing in fitness rooms and group fitness classes. Masks will not be required in any designated eating areas, but will be required while in concession lines & when ordering.

Shawnee & Arena Park Sports Complex (outdoor ballfields) – Masks will be required to enter the facility and if you are not able to social distance such as in the restroom or in line at the concession stand. Players/Coaches/Officials while engaged in the physical activity will not be required to wear a mask.

New Lorimier Cemetery Office. – Masks are required to conduct business. Masks are not required outside if you are able to social distance.

Parks and Recreation Programming – Staff will be required to wear a mask with the exception of those conducting physical activities and who are not able to social distance.