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DPH COVID-19 Update 11/18/2020

Traditional Thanksgiving gatherings with family and friends are fun but this year, it's a time to take responsibility and celebrate Thanksgiving safely.

  • Nov 18, 2020
  • News & Updates

Celebrate Thanksgiving Safely

Traditional Thanksgiving gatherings with family and friends are fun but this year, it's a time to take responsibility and celebrate Thanksgiving safely. Gatherings outside your family or support bubble can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu. The safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year is to celebrate with people in your household. Please consider other Thanksgiving activities such as:

Host a virtual Thanksgiving meal with friends and family who don’t live with you

  • Schedule a time to share a meal together virtually.
  • Have people share recipes and show their turkey, dressing, or other dishes they prepared.

Watch television and play games with people in your household

  • Watch Thanksgiving Day parades, sports, and movies at home.
  • Find a fun game to play.

Shopping

  • Shop online sales the day after Thanksgiving and days leading up to the winter holidays.
  • Use contactless services for purchased items, like curbside pick-up.

If you have a college student returning home, please remember that any form of travel involves some amount of risk. Consider the following safety measures to help stop the spread:

  • Have the student get tested — but don't rely exclusively on test results.
  • Limit social activities starting now.
  • Wear a mask, remain socially distant and wash your hands.

Please also be sure to check out the FAQ portion of the new orders online that can be found here: What are the New Public Health Orders and What do They Mean for Me? Additional Thanksgiving information can also be found online here.

Pop-Up Flu Vaccines and COVID-19 Testing

In additional to understanding and obeying the public health orders, getting a COVID-19 test and a flu shot is absolutely imperative for not only your health but the safety of your loved ones and the community. However, like COVID-19, the flu is a respiratory illness. It is possible to get flu and COVID-19 at the same time. That’s why it's important to take steps to prevent both diseases. Appointments are required for both COVID-19 testing and flu vaccines. Click here to make a reservation. Please note the testing locations today and tomorrow:

11/18/20

8:00AM-5:00PM

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

HAZELWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER 1186 Teson Rd, Hazelwood, MO 63042

11/18/20

8:00AM-4:30PM

ST. LOUIS COUNTY RESIDENTS

John C Murphy Drive Thru,  6121 N Hanley Rd, Berkeley, MO 63134 

11/18/20

8:00AM-4:30PM

ST. LOUIS COUNTY RESIDENTS

SOUTH COUNTY HEALTH CENTER 4580 S Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63127

11/19/20

8:00AM-3:00PM

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

KENNEDY RECREATION CENTER 6050 Wells Rd, St. Louis, MO 63128

11/19/20

8:00AM-12:00PM

ST. LOUIS COUNTY RESIDENTS

ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARIES HEADQUARTERS 1640 S Lindbergh BlvdSt. Louis, MO 63131 

11/19/20

8:00AM-4:30PM

ST. LOUIS COUNTY RESIDENTS

John C Murphy Drive Thru,  6121 N Hanley Rd, Berkeley, MO 63134 

11/19/20

8:00AM-4:30PM

ST. LOUIS COUNTY RESIDENTS

SOUTH COUNTY HEALTH CENTER 4580 S Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63127

11/20/20

8:00AM-4:30PM

ST. LOUIS COUNTY RESIDENTS

John C Murphy Drive Thru,  6121 N Hanley Rd, Berkeley, MO 63134 

11/20/20

8:00AM-4:30PM

ST. LOUIS COUNTY RESIDENTS

SOUTH COUNTY HEALTH CENTER 4580 S Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63127​​