As many people begin to plan for winter holiday celebrations, please keep personal protective measures in place and avoid gatherings. The following considerations are suggested to keep not only yourself, but families, friends, and communities safe from COVID-19. Help stop the spread and when planning for the holiday season, assess current COVID-19 levels and make the right choice. If you or people you love are considering travel this holiday season, here are a few questions to consider:
Celebrating virtually or with members of your own household poses low risk for spread. In-person gatherings pose varying levels of risk. There are several factors that contribute to the risk of getting infected or infecting others with the virus that causes COVID-19 at a holiday celebration. A complete list of guidance and recommendations can be found online here.
The flu vaccine will not protect you from COVID-19. 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. With both the flu and COVID-19 circulating this fall and winter, we want to do everything we can to keep our community healthy so we do not overwhelm our health care system. Appointments are required for both COVID-19 testing and flu vaccines. Click here to make a reservation. Please note the latest pop-up testing location this weekend, in addition to the two clinics listed below:
Saturday Nov. 7th and Sunday Nov. 8th
Barack Obama Elementary School
3883 Jennings Station Rd.
Pine Lawn, MO 63121
John C Murphy Health Clinic
6121 N Hanley Rd., Berkeley, MO 63134
South County Health Center
4580 S Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63127