The St. Louis County Department of Public Health is continuing to experience high call volume following the announcement last week of the expansion of testing for COVID-19. Therefore, DPH has developed a sign-up tool for St. Louis County residents to schedule their own appointments for testing.
This is for St. Louis County residents only; it's important to remember that even if you don't think you're at risk, you should still consider getting tested to protect others. The goal is to detect cases among people who are likely to spread the infection. These individuals include those who work directly with the public, such as medical and residential facility workers, grocery store employees, food service employees and other front-line workers. Early detection in those without symptoms will allow us to take steps to reduce further the likelihood of transmission.
To facilitate Friday, Juneteenth, as a day of reflection, St. Louis County will be observing June 19 as a County-wide holiday this year. County offices will be closed, therefore there will be no daily update. However, COVID-19 Testing will continue as scheduled at John C. Murphy Health Center and South County Health Center. Additional testing information can be found here.
The Dignified Transfer Center is currently accommodating 1 decedent. 56 additional individuals have been through the center and transported to a crematorium or funeral home, at the request of family. To date, 57 individuals have entered the Dignified Transfer Center.