Playing sports with or against other individuals during this time holds an inherent risk that someone may become infected and, in turn spread the virus to other individuals in their household or community. Please consider this risk when allowing your child/teenager to participate in organized sports. The Youth and Adult Sports Guidelines (attached) can also be found online here. Teams, clubs, and organizers must be familiar with recommendations from their national, state, and local governing bodies regarding illness (including but not limited to COVID-19). These guidelines are effective June 15, 2020 in St. Louis County.
Today the Department of Public Health is providing 12,000 masks to Department of Human Services. These will be handed out at their Youth Center, where DHS is also doing food distribution, and through their older adults program. DPH is proud to partner with another county department to get masks into the hands of the people who need them the most and keep this community safe.
This is an especially difficult time for those who deal with substance use and the Department of Public Health is still here to help those at risk. Naloxone, or Narcan, is a simple medication that reverses the effects of opioid overdose and is free to anyone who requests it. Additional information can be found here.
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.
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.