COVID-19 Communication

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Daily COVID-19 Updates

September 25, 2020


Flu Vaccine

Getting a flu shot has always been a key step in staying healthy. But with the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s never been more important. Flu season is upon us and flu vaccines will be imperative in keeping those at high risk and our community safe. 

People at high risk of serious flu complications include young children, pregnant women,  people with certain chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart and lung disease, and people 65 years and older.  Many people at higher risk from flu also seem to be at higher risk from COVID-19.

Flu shots are widely available at urgent care centers, doctors’ offices, and through many employers. Also, the St. Louis County Department of Public Health is now offering free flu shots as a drive-up service at John C. Murphy Health Center in Berkeley and the South County Health Center. Appointments for flu vaccines can be made here.  

It is important to also know that both COVID-19 and flu can have varying degrees of signs and symptoms, ranging from no symptoms (asymptomatic) to severe symptoms. Common symptoms that COVID-19 and flu share include:

  • Fever or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle pain or body aches
  • Headache

This is also why it is critical to get both TESTED FOR COVID-19 and the FLU VACCINE. Below are the upcoming COVID-19 testing locations. COVID-19 testing appointments can be made online here

 

Bridgeton Trails Branch

3455 McKelvey Rd.

Bridgeton, MO 63044

Tuesday, September 29

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

 

Oak Bend Branch 

842 S Holmes Ave.

Kirkwood, MO 63122

Thursday, October 1

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

 

CareSTL MLK

5471 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr.

St. Louis, MO 63112

Monday –Friday 

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (lunch noon-1:00 p.m.)

 

CareSTL Whittier

2425 North Whittier St.

St. Louis, MO 63113

Monday - Tuesday 

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

CareSTL Riverview

5541 Riverview Blvd.

St. Louis, MO 63120

Wednesday - Thursday 

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

CareSTL Pope 

4500 Pope Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63115

Friday PEDS 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Adult 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

St. Vincent Home for Children

7401 Florissant Rd.

St. Louis, MO 63121

Wednesday, October 1

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

Ladue School District

9701 Conway Rd.

St. Louis, MO 63124

Friday, October 2

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

CLARIFICATION: Youth Sports Guidance

For both indoor and outdoor youth sports, DPH will allow two parents or spectators, per athlete, to attend sporting activities with an overall capacity of 50 spectators. The capacity limitation is not intended to separate parents from their children, but to limit crowds where COVID-19 can spread. The school, team, or sporting venue is allowed to further limit the number of spectators or prohibit spectators altogether. The updated Youth Sports Guidelines can be found online here.  


If I am concerned that I have coronavirus or may have been exposed, what do I do?
Contact the St. Louis County COVID-19 Hotline 24/7 at (314) 615-2660


Where can I get information and updates?
Visit St. Louis County’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage at www.STLcorona.com

Please follow St. Louis County, the County Department of Public Health and the County Executive on social media for updates.

http://twitter.com/SaintLouCo
https://www.facebook.com/stlouisco/
http://twitter.com/StLCountyDOH
https://www.facebook.com/StLCountyDOH
https://www.facebook.com/CountyExecutiveSamPage/
https://twitter.com/drsampage

Where can I get updates about travel?
Coronavirus Disease Information for Travel can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

What resources are available from St. Louis County? 

  • Guidance for the general public, churches, schools, businesses, and community organizations on how to prevent the spread of germs and diseases.
  • Regular updates on COVID-19 from the state and federal government.
  • Health education and promotional materials to help promote hand washing, Cover Your Cough, and other community messages.
  • Assistance with emergency planning and preparation.
  • Literature and information for vulnerable populations.
  • St. Louis County clinics can provide medical care to all County residents, regardless of ability to pay. Call (314) 615-0500 if you do not have a doctor.
Additional resources on cleaning your home:  https://www.safehome.org/resources/keeping-house-clean-flu-coronavirus/

Business Assistance Information

The COVID-19 Resources for Business provides up-to-date information on support, loans, and grants for restaurants and other businesses.