Due to a rise in the number of positive COVID-19 cases involving young people in St. Louis County, the Department of Public Health has issued more specific guidelines effective Monday, July 20. Those guidelines, which can be found online here, include the following:
In total, 700 youths who have contracted COVID-19 in St. Louis County, and that number rises every day. As the investigations continue, there is data that reflects numerous positive cases stem from attending sporting events, participating in practices, or participating in social activities. Here are a few examples:
St. Louis County appreciates the full participation of the St. Louis Sports Medicine Task Force chaired by Dr. Jason Newland, which helped us write and revise the order and which not only endorsed it, but issued a separate order recommending the same steps. Any coach or school that learns that a student athlete has tested positive for COVID-19 must report it to the St. Louis County Department of Public Health. and the full order can be found online here.
St. Louis County Department of Public Health has created signage that can be downloaded at stlcorona.com and printed. The signage is also attached. Please feel free to disseminate at your will. Additional languages are being drafted and will be available soon.