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DPH COVID-19 Update 5/26/2020

St. Louis County Department of Public Health issued a travel advisory as some workers return to their jobs after ignoring social distance practices outlined by public health experts to protect against COVID-19. The press release and travel advisory can be found here.

  • May 26, 2020
  • News & Updates

St. Louis County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update May 26, 2020

St. Louis County Department of Public Health issued a travel advisory as some workers return to their jobs after ignoring social distance practices outlined by public health experts to protect against COVID-19. The press release and travel advisory can be found here.

Current DPH guidance recommends that employers screen employees for health risks. Employers also should consider adding a question related to recent travels and social distancing behaviors.

Please consider as more businesses begin reopening:

  • Were those you traveled with or spent time with while away from home within 6 feet of others during your trip? Being within 6 feet of others increases your chances of getting infected and infecting others.
  • Do you live with someone who is more likely to become ill from COVID-19? If you get infected while traveling you can spread COVID-19 to loved ones when you return, even if you don’t have symptoms.
  • Are you or those you were traveling with more likely to become ill from COVID-19? Older adults and people of any age who have a serious underlying medical condition are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
  • If you get sick with COVID-19, will you have to miss work? People with COVID-19 disease need to stay home until they are no longer considered infectious, for at least 14 days.

Dignified Transfer Center

The Dignified Transfer Center is currently accommodating 2 decedents. 54 additional individuals have been through the center and transported to a crematorium or funeral home, at the request of family. To date, 56 individuals have entered the Dignified Transfer Center.

Contact Information

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services hotline can be reached at (877) 435-8411.

St. Louis County has created a website dedicated to the dissemination of information relating to COVID-19, stlcorona.com. Please visit that website or those belonging to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) or the World Health Organization (WHO) for the most current and reputable information.

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