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DPH COVID-19 Update 7/10/2020

As announced by Dr. Page this morning, the Department of Public Health has released a set of indicators which provide a data-driven, standardized framework for considering policy decisions about easing/strengthening restrictions.

  • Jul 10, 2020
  • News & Updates

St. Louis County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update July 10, 2020

 

COVID-19 Trends in St. Louis County

As announced by Dr. Page this morning, the Department of Public Health has released a set of indicators which provide a data-driven, standardized framework for considering policy decisions about easing/strengthening restrictions. These indicators:

  • Include a red/yellow/green system to represent the level of concern for each indicator;
  • Characterize multiple aspects of the coronavirus outbreak and response, including the state of the pandemic (e.g. case numbers, disease severity) and capacity to respond effectively (testing, contact tracing, healthcare capacity);
  • Utilize a 7-day moving average to smooth out day-to-day variation, for change-over-time indicators;
  • Are derived from data that DPH already collects from multiple sources; and
  • Should not be considered in a vacuum, but rather should be combined with larger situational awareness or specific details.

These indicators include:

  • Daily number of new cases
  • Contacts per case (In progress)
  • Test positivity rate
  • Hospital admissions
  • Deaths
  • Daily tests
  • Hospital capacity

This information will be posted and updated online at stlcorona.com.

Back to School Physicals

A school physical is required by some public and private schools to re-enroll your child into the school year and it is especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it is also critically important to ensure that your child is developing healthy on an annual basis, just like other primary care services. A school physical helps to evaluate the status of important medical conditions for your child on a regular basis:

  • Measures height, weight, posture, and other physical attributes
  • Measures blood pressure, cholesterol, heart rate, and other heart and respiratory health status
  • Reviews medical history including medication use, allergies, and chronic conditions as applicable.
  • Provides needed immunizations/vaccinations (Please bring your child’s shot record)

If your child needs a school physical, please schedule an appointment at one of our three Health Centers. New patients are welcomed!

Pop-Up Testing This Weekend

Testing for COVID-19 will occur this weekend and the following week. Please note the date and location change to the second listing. Appointments are required and can be made online here.

July 11th & 12th: 8am -12pm
Hancock Place School District superintendent building
Hancock School Superintendent
9417 S Broadway St. Louis, MO 63125

Contact Information

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services hotline can be reached at (877) 435-8411. St. Louis County COVID-19 website stlcorona.com.