A resident of St. John Neumann Apartments, an affordable senior housing facility in Jennings regulated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, April 8.
St. Louis County reported 57 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths from the disease on Thursday, April 9. The two deaths were a man (race not specified) with underlying medical conditions in his 70s and a black woman in her 50s. There have now been 1,337 positive tests and 28 deaths since the on…
April 7 marked one month since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Missouri. As the initial phase of the pandemic response ramped up and hospital systems announced testing in some parts of St. Louis County, many black elected officials, clergy and community leaders were left to justl…
In his first public remarks after taking leadership of the region’s newly announced COVID-19 pandemic task force, Dr. Alex Garza said that a surge is coming in the next two weeks. Then the surge began. On Tuesday, April 7, St. Louis County reported the most COVID-19 deaths (10) and the most …
Starting the weekend of April 11, canvassers, outfitted in personal protection equipment, are going to high-visibility community hotspots in the St. Louis region, such as grocery and convenience stores, gas stations, laundromats, and check cashing businesses.
The Missouri National Guard is preparing for a hotel in Ferguson to be transformed into the first alternate care site in the St. Louis region to expand medical capacity in advance of an expected surge of COVID-19 patients, Governor Mike Parson reported.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 1,529 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 82 additional deaths, on Wednesday, April 8.
For the past few weeks, as COVID-19 spreads throughout the world and the United States, a rumor has also persisted in the black community: that we are more resistant to the novel coronavirus.
St. Louis County reported 107 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths from the disease on Wednesday, April 8. The two deaths were a man in his 80s and a man in his 60s, both with underlying medical conditions. T
With the predicted COVID-19 surge starting to hit St. Louis County, County Executive Sam Page is calling in the Missouri National Guard
The City of St. Louis reported two new deaths associated with COVID-19 on Tuesday, April 7, bringing the city’s total death toll from the pandemic to 12. The deaths were two women in their 80s.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 1,287 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois on Tuesday, April 7,including 73 additional deaths.
Since the first appearance of COVID-19 in the St. Louis region in early March, the community has expressed impatience with the amount of information about cases reported by public health agencies. The problem is partly endemic to a democracy with protections for personal privacy; public heal…
Officials from eight North County municipalities are working with the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, St. Peter's United Church of Christ, community leaders and residents to provide free groceries to individuals – especially those who are low-income, sick and shut-in – during the COV…
When challenged to summarize in a nutshell the core meaning of love, Jesus Christ replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” This is the first and greatest commandment.
St. Louis County reported 10 new COVID-19 deaths on its dashboard on Tuesday, April 7, bringing the total death toll from the pandemic in the county to 24.
On Wednesday, April 8, CareSTL Health begins COVID-19 testing at 2425 N. Whittier Street (Homer G. Phillips). The health center is already providing COVID-19 testing at its headquarters at 5471 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. Testing is provided by appointment ONLY following a phone assessment.
The City of St. Louis reported two new deaths associated with COVID-19 on Monday, April 6, bringing the city’s total death toll from the pandemic to ten. The deaths were men, one in his 60s and one in his 70s.
The St. Charles County Department of Public Health and Frontier Health & Rehabilitation, St. Charles reported that 35 residents of the facility have tested positive for COVID-19 and three have died from complications. Additionally seven staff members have tested positive.
Certain moments define a society and its leaders. And this is one of them. How we treat human life in the face of this unprecedented health crisis, will be the measure of who we really are as a people.
The School District of University City is now offering to-go meals 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays.On Tuesdays, families can pick up breakfasts, lunches and dinners to last each student three days. On Fridays, families can pick up four breakfasts, lunches and dinners to last each s…
The East Side Health District – which is responsible for approximately 60,000 residents of St. Clair County who reside in East St. Louis, Canteen, Centreville and Stites – reported its first death from COVID-19. An older female, with previous underlying health conditions, passed away on Sund…
For healthcare workers, first responders or anyone feeling anxiety due to COVID-19, Touchette Regional Hospital in Centreville, Illinois is offering a Mental Health Support and Resource Line to call: 618-482-7158.
St. Louis County reported 14 COVID-19 deaths on its dashboard on Monday, April 6, up from 13 on Sunday, and 123 new cases since it last updated the dashboard on Saturday.
Metro Transit closed public access to the indoor areas at the Civic Center, Riverview, North County and Ballas Transit Centers today (April 5) and they will remain closed until further notice. The four Metro Transit Centers will remain open for MetroBus and MetroLink service, however, riders…
The Ferguson-Florissant School District is suspending food distribution for the week of April 6 after one of its bus drivers who had been supporting food distribution at McCluer North High School died of COVID-19 on Sunday, April 5.
The City of St. Louis reported two new fatalities associated with COVID-19 on Sunday, April 5, bringing the city’s total loss of life from the pandemic to eight.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 899 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois on Sunday, April 5, including 31 additional deaths.
The City of St. Louis reported a sixth death from COVID-19 on Saturday, April 4 and 31 new cases for a total of 328 positive tests in the city since the onset of the pandemic.
Making or sewing masks as do-it-yourself protection against COVID-19 has sewers, crafters and creatives stitching, pinning and doing their part to help themselves and others protect against the disease. But how well do they work? Better than nothing, as the Centers for Disease Control and Pr…
St. Charles County reported a seventh COVID-19 death involving a St. Charles County resident — a male in his 70s — on Saturday, April 4.
BJC HealthCare, Mercy, SSM Health and St Luke’s Hospital announced the creation of the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force in an effort to slow the transmission of COVID-19 and to help save lives across the St. Louis Metropolitan region, Dr. Alex Garza, Chief Medical Officer at SSM He…
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 1,453 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois on Saturday, April 4, including 33 additional deaths.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 1,209 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois on Friday, April 3, including 53 additional deaths.
Very soon, St. Louis doctors will have a way to treat critically-ill COVID-19 patients and potentially save lives — all because of a Washington University professor and his two colleagues in Maryland and Minnesota.
Governor Mike Parson today issued a statewide “Stay Home Missouri” Order effective beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, April 6, 2020, until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020.
Due to the myriad of challenges presented by COVID-19, ArchCity Defenders, Action St. Louis and the St. Louis American teamed up to centralize policy recommendations, updates, and online petitions on a website: www.STLCovidhub.org.
St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura O. Jones continues to adapt operations of the city’s Traffic Division to help limit the spread of COVID-19 by limiting public interaction with her staff and with parking meters, surfaces that can harbor the novel coronavirus.
Lloyd Boley Logan, age 87, a resident of St Louis, Missouri since 1956, passed away peacefully on Monday March 23, 2020 at his home. He was born on December 27, 1932 in Columbia, Missouri. Preceding him in death was his wife of 53 years Lottie Angelle Logan, son Gerald Brian Logan, parents …
The Youth Council for Positive Development has extended its deadline for the Jamala Rogers Young Visionary Award. The award serves to recognize and support young people who work for or seek to work for racial justice, equality and human rights. Award recipients are youthful visionaries respo…