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June 22, 2020 - St. Louis County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update

posted Jun 23, 2020, 8:42 AM by City Clerk

June 22, 2020

 

St. Louis County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update

 

Youth Sports Guidelines


The St. Louis County Department of Public Health has updated the Youth Sports Guidelines. Playing sports with or against other individuals during this time holds an inherent risk that someone may become infected and, in turn, spread the virus to others in their household or community. Please consider this risk when allowing your child to participate in organized sports.


The risk of COVID-19 spread increases in youth sports settings as follows:

  • Lowest risk: Performing skill-building drills or conditioning at home, alone or with family members
  • Increasing risk: Team-based practice
  • More risk: Within-team competition
  • Even more risk: Full competition between teams from the same local geographic area
  • Highest risk: Full competition between teams from different geographic areas.


Tournaments are in the CDC’s highest risk category and cannot be played at this time. Traveling outside of the local community may increase the chances of exposing players, coaches, and spectators to COVID-19. Youth sports teams must compete only against teams in the St. Louis area. Click here to download or view the complete guideline document. 


Safety Planning for Public Events


Please take note that St. Louis County Department of Public Health is still reviewing plans for approval prior to holding any public event.  The following are a few things to consider when developing a plan: 

  • Anticipated crowd size and control, including exit and entry points
  • Preventative measures to eliminate congregating in groups
  • Requiring masks for visitors and employees 
  • Require temperature screening of both staff and guests/visitors
  • Hand washing and sanitizing stations
  • Distribution of food and beverage
  • Ensuring social distancing requirements

​All plans can be submitted via email to business-covid@stlouisco.com


Daily COVID-19 Update Schedule


As of Wednesday, June 24, the St. Louis County COVID-19 Daily Update will be disseminated three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The date change coincides with the Emergency Operations next Operational Period. 



Contact Information

 

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


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