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Slow the Spread of COVID-19

St. Louis County Department of Public Health's recommended preventative actions required to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Mar 9, 2020
  • News & Updates

Preventative Actions Everyone Can Take

St. Louis County Department of Public Health's recommended preventative actions required to help slow the spread of COVID-19:

  • Those feeling ill should stay home to protect others in the community.
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

People at higher risk include those:

  • Over 60 years of age
  • With underlying health conditions including include heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes
  • With weakened immune systems
  • Who are pregnant