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July 13, 2020 - St. Louis County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update

posted Jul 13, 2020, 9:52 AM by City Clerk   [ updated Jul 13, 2020, 9:52 AM ]

July 13, 2020

 

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

 

Important Reminders about Coronaviruses and Reducing the Risk of Exposure

 

This guidance on disinfecting and sanitizing is intended for all, whether you own a business, run a school, or want to ensure the cleanliness and safety of your home. Reopening requires all of us to move forward together, to continue to focus on critical protective measures, and by practicing social distancing along with other daily habits to reduce our risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. Important things to remember about COVID-19:

 

  • Coronaviruses on surfaces and objects naturally die within hours to days. Warmer temperatures and exposure to sunlight will reduce the time the virus survives on surfaces and objects.
  • Normal routine cleaning with soap and water removes germs and dirt from surfaces. It lowers the risk of spreading COVID-19 infection.
  • Disinfectants kill germs on surfaces. By killing germs on a surface after cleaning, you can further lower the risk of spreading infectionEPA-approved disinfectantsexternal icon
    are an important part of reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19. If disinfectants on this list are in short supply, alternative disinfectants can be used (for example, 1/3 cup of bleach added to 1 gallon of water, or 70% alcohol solutions).  Bleach solutions will be effective for disinfection up to 24 hours.
  • Store and use disinfectants in a responsible and appropriate manner according to the label.  Do not mix bleach or other cleaning and disinfection products together–this can cause fumes that may be very dangerous to breathe in. Keep all disinfectants out of the reach of children.
  • Do not overuse or stockpile disinfectants or other supplies.  This can result in shortages of appropriate products for others to use in critical situations.
  • Always wear gloves appropriate for the chemicals being used when you are cleaning and disinfecting. Additional personal protective equipment (PPE) may be needed based on setting and product. For more information, see CDC’s website on Cleaning and Disinfection for Community Facilities.
  • Practice social distancing, wear facial coverings, and follow proper prevention hygiene, such as washing your hands frequently and using alcohol-based (at least 60% alcohol) hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.

 

Additional information provided by the CDC can be found here. 

 

Pop-Up Testing

 

This past weekend, testing for COVID-19 was held by the St. Louis County Department of Public Health in partnership with the Hancock School District and more than 280 residents were tested. Additional pop-up testing locations are listed below. Appointments are required and can be made online here. 

 

First one July 15th (Every Wed and Fri.)

Bellefontaine Rec Center

9669 Bellefontaine Rd. Saint Louis, MO 63137

 

August 1 &  2 8am - 12pm

Northside Seventh-day Adventist Church

9001 Lucas & Hunt Road St. Louis, MO 63136

 

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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