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Posted on: March 19, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Coronavirus COVID-19 Resources

Check here for links to helpful resources amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. Check back periodically for updates.

Municipal League of Metro St. Louis

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Contact the St. Louis County COVID-19 Hotline 24/7


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CDC Contact Information 

TTY 888-232-6348

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Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET
In English or Spanish

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Questions
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week
In English only

Limits on Places of Public Accommodation

County Executive Sam Page signed Executive Order No. 13 today requiring all restaurants and bars in St. Louis County to institute social distancing measures that can limit the spread of COVID-19.

Starting today, all businesses that offer food or beverages for on-premises consumption must implement social distancing measures. Social distancing measures include reducing the number of employees and customers in one room.

Starting by 12:01 a.m. on March 20, all restaurants and bars must start serving customers only through delivery, carry-out, or a drive-through.

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: 

  • 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

What To Do if You Are Sick

Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick

Follow the steps below: If you are sick with COVID-19 or think you might have it, follow the steps below to help protect other people in your home and community.

Stay home except to get medical care

Stay home: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to recover at home. Do not leave, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.

Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you feel worse or you think it is an emergency.

Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.

Separate yourself from other people in your home, this is known as home isolation

Stay away from others: As much as possible, you should stay in a specific “sick room” and away from other people in your home. Use a separate bathroom, if available.

Limit contact with pets & animals: You should restrict contact with pets and other animals, just like you would around other people.

Although there have not been reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19, it is still recommended that people with the virus limit contact with animals until more information is known.

When possible, have another member of your household care for your animals while you are sick with COVID-19. If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wash your hands before and after you interact with them. See COVID-19 and Animals for more information.


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