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DPH COVID-19 Update 6/1/2020

As announced by County Executive Sam Page this morning, Bars are permitted to reopen on June 8. Additional guidance and safety protocols will be available online today and posted on social media. The reopening of gyms, pools and other sports has been set for June 15th, with additional guidance available in the near future.

  • Jun 1, 2020
  • News & Updates

St. Louis County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update June 1, 2020

St.Louis County Reopening Timeline

As announced by County Executive Sam Page this morning, Bars are permitted to reopen on June 8. Additional guidance and safety protocols will be available online today and posted on social media. The reopening of gyms, pools and other sports has been set for June 15th, with additional guidance available in the near future. All reopening guideline, when available, can be found here.

John C. Murphy Health Center

Beginning today, our medical records office will be open for walk-in services at 6121 North Hanley Road in Berkeley. Our clinic will also re-start walk-in services and travel vaccinations (triage and immunizations). We will continue to provide only emergency dental services at this time. Additional clinic information can be found here.

Full clinical services at John C. Murphy will resume June 15. All transitioned services and providers will return to their normal schedule with the exception of gynecological appointments, which will begin July 1.

Below are additional protective measures that are in effect immediately:

  • Changes to our office spaces. Furniture has been rearranged, including reduced available seating in waiting areas.
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) will be worn by providers and staff for their safety and yours and it is asked that any patient does the same.
  • The practice of social distancing is to continue when in public areas. Please be aware of personal space and distance from other patients, as well as our providers and staff.
  • Entry Screenings will be in place for all providers, staff and patients entering the building or clinical areas.
  • Additional cleaning and disinfecting of waiting rooms and exam rooms between patients will occur.
  • When possible, Telehealth visits are highly encouraged for those that feel it is a safe option or for those who are of high risk.
  • In addition to help limit exposure, we are limiting the number of people in the office. Please come by yourself, or with one caregiver if assistance is needed.

Protest Participation and Symptoms

If you participated in a protest this weekend, and develop any of the COVID-19 symptoms listed below, please call the St. Louis County Department of Public Health at 314-615-0574 for COVID-19 testing.

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

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.