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November 4, 2020 - St. Louis County COVID-19 Update

posted Nov 4, 2020, 9:49 AM by City Clerk
November 4, 2020
St. Louis County COVID-19 Update

Winter Holiday Safety

As many people begin to plan for winter holiday celebrations, please keep personal protective measures in place and avoid gatherings. The following considerations are suggested to keep not only yourself, but families, friends, and communities safe from COVID-19. Help stop the spread and when planning for the holiday season, assess current COVID-19 levels and make the right choice. If you or people you love are considering travel this holiday season, here are a few questions to consider:

    • How quickly is COVID-19 spreading where you are going? How quickly is it spreading in your own community if you are hosting others? 
    • Is anyone in your circle considered at high risk of complications from COVID-19 due to age, underlying medical condition or other factors? 
    • How difficult will it be to keep at least 6 feet of distance between people during your travels and at your destination? 
    • Are you prepared to spend two weeks in quarantine after you return if you have been exposed to anyone who has COVID-19, as required by St. Louis County health orders? 

Celebrating virtually or with members of your own household poses low risk for spread. In-person gatherings pose varying levels of risk. There are several factors that contribute to the risk of getting infected or infecting others with the virus that causes COVID-19 at a holiday celebration. A complete list of guidance and recommendations can be found online here. 

Pop-Up Flu Vaccines and COVID-19 Testing

The flu vaccine will not protect you from COVID-19. However, like COVID-19, the flu is a respiratory illness. It is possible to get flu and COVID-19 at the same time. That’s why it's important to take steps to prevent both diseases. With both the flu and COVID-19 circulating this fall and winter, we want to do everything we can to keep our community healthy so we do not overwhelm our health care system. Appointments are required for both COVID-19 testing and flu vaccines. Click here to make a reservation. Please note the latest pop-up testing location this weekend, in addition to the two clinics listed below:

Saturday Nov. 7th and Sunday Nov. 8th
8 am-Noon
Barack Obama Elementary School
3883 Jennings Station Rd.
Pine Lawn, MO 63121

John C Murphy Health Clinic 
6121 N Hanley Rd., Berkeley, MO 63134

South County Health Center
​  4580 S Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63127
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