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DPH COVID-19 Update 5/18/2020

For a complete list of business specific re-opening operational protocols, please click here or visit stlcorona.com.

  • May 18, 2020
  • News & Updates

St. Louis County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update May 18, 2020

Re-Opening Operating Protocols

For a complete list of business specific re-opening operational protocols, please click here or visit stlcorona.com.

Sanitizing Shared Spaces

Reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 by cleaning and disinfection is an important part of reopening public spaces that requires careful planning. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has compiled a list of disinfectant products that can be used against COVID-19, including ready-to-use sprays, concentrates, and wipes. Each product has been shown to be effective against viruses that are harder to kill than viruses like the one that causes COVID-19. Click here for a full list of approved products.

County Parks and Protective Measures

All St. Louis County parks and trails are open, however please practice social distancing and follow signage recommendations. Most loop trails have been converted to “one-way” trails, as all other trails remain two directional. Park restrooms, indoor facilities, sports courts, shelters, exercise stations, playgrounds, skate parks and the Creve Coeur Park Soccer Complex are closed. Park Rangers are continuing their duties as normal.

Dignified Transfer Center

The Dignified Transfer Center is currently accommodating 2 decedents. 52 additional individuals have been through the center and transported to a crematorium or funeral home, at the request of family. To date, 53 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.