COVID-19 Communication

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

 

January 10, 2022

New St. Louis County COVID-19 Testing Location Now Open

 

Starting today, the St. Louis County Department of Public Health’s has opened a new COVID-19 testing site at the North County Recreation Complex, 2577 Redman Ave. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. All tests will be by appointment only at ReviveSTL.com. Please, DO NOT show up without an appointment. The tests will be administered to patients in their vehicles. The new site will use PCR saliva tests and the results of tests should be ready within 24-72 hours. This new location increases DPH’s testing capacity by 50 percent.

 

“We opened the testing site here because this part of St. Louis County has some of the lowest vaccination rates and has been hit hardest by the pandemic in terms of cases, illnesses and deaths,” County Executive Dr. Sam Page said Monday morning. “The Department of Public Health continues a vaccine outreach effort, aimed at ZIP codes where vaccination rates are the lowest.”

 

DPH’s three permanent health centers located in Berkeley, Pine Lawn, and Sunset Hills, are also testing by appointment only due to high demand. Both PCR nasal and saliva tests are available at the three health centers.

 

Please understand that there is a greater risk of getting infected now than at any other time during this pandemic.

In St. Louis County and across the country, there have been a record number of COVID-19 cases and a record number of hospitalizations related to those cases. Dr. Page said more than 1,200 COVID patients are hospitalized in the four major hospital systems that make up the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force, severely straining resources.

 

Testing is only one step toward protecting yourself and your loved ones against COVID-19. It is crucial to stay home whenever possible. If you have to go out, layer protective measures including vaccinations, booster shots, masking and avoiding crowds. 

 

 

 

Pfizer Booster Doses Available for 12-15 Age Group 

 

As a reminder, DPH health clinics are now offering Pfizer booster shots to eligible youths aged 12 to 15. These shots are available to walk-up patients as well as those who make an appointment. More information regarding boosters and a link to the appointment page can be found at ReviveSTL.com.

 

County Executive Press Conference

 

Monday’s press conference by County Executive Dr. Sam Page can be viewed here: https://fb.watch/as7NGdOQgh/

 


If I am concerned that I have coronavirus or may have been exposed, what do I do?
Contact the St. Louis County COVID-19 Hotline 24/7 at (314) 615-2660


Where can I get information and updates?
Visit St. Louis County’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage at www.STLcorona.com

Please follow St. Louis County, the County Department of Public Health and the County Executive on social media for updates.

http://twitter.com/SaintLouCo
https://www.facebook.com/stlouisco/
http://twitter.com/StLCountyDOH
https://www.facebook.com/StLCountyDOH
https://www.facebook.com/CountyExecutiveSamPage/
https://twitter.com/drsampage

Where can I get updates about travel?
Coronavirus Disease Information for Travel can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

What resources are available from St. Louis County? 

  • Guidance for the general public, churches, schools, businesses, and community organizations on how to prevent the spread of germs and diseases.
  • Regular updates on COVID-19 from the state and federal government.
  • Health education and promotional materials to help promote hand washing, Cover Your Cough, and other community messages.
  • Assistance with emergency planning and preparation.
  • Literature and information for vulnerable populations.
  • St. Louis County clinics can provide medical care to all County residents, regardless of ability to pay. Call (314) 615-0500 if you do not have a doctor.
Additional resources on cleaning your home:  https://www.safehome.org/resources/keeping-house-clean-flu-coronavirus/

Business Assistance Information

The COVID-19 Resources for Business provides up-to-date information on support, loans, and grants for restaurants and other businesses.