Making teachers more culturally proficient in classrooms
Derrick Johnson, national NAACP president and CEO, said this is no time to drop the guard against COVID-19 - especially in Black communities.
Carla Harris sent her 15-year-old daughter to stay with a family member in St. Louis County several weeks ago. Harris is a certified nurse assistant and patient care technician who works in a St. Louis-area hospital. Her husband works in a nursing facility.
County Executive Sam Page and St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones together served up some good news for area restaurateurs and citizens on Monday.
ST. LOUIS — Missouri and Illinois health officials waited to see how their states would tread forward Friday on the question of restarting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The Missouri Vaccine Navigator launched after many local public health departments and hospital systems already developed systems of their own
All Missouri adults will become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by April 9, and all those 16 and older in Illinois become eligible on April 12. Yet, many still have questions — such as how the vaccines work against coronavirus variants and which vaccine is the best to receive.
St. Louis County is easing restrictions on businesses and gatherings that officials implemented earlier to help keep the coronavirus from spreading.
The coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately ravished Black and Brown communities around the country and St. Louis is no exception.
A year ago, this month, Kavin Swan, 65, an executive with HOK, an architecture, engineering and urban planning firm, was living his normal, busy life. He traveled extensively to cities like Seattle, Reno, Atlanta and Houston, meeting with airport executives, overseeing projects and attending…
Pfizer scientists, engineers and technicians were able to develop a vaccine that is 95% effective against the coronavirus. Paul Mensah, a chemical engineer and vice president of the bioprocess research and development group at Pfizer in St. Louis, led the team based in St. Louis and Andover,…
As the cases of COVID-19 increased in our communities – so did the need for proper hand hygiene. Hand sanitizer is an easy way to clean your hands when the option to wash your hands with warm water and soap is not available.
On March 15, Missouri Governor Mike Parson says he will open up the COVID vaccinations to individuals in Phase 1B - Tier 3 of the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan. In a news release it says newly eligible will include “K-12 educators and school employees; child care providers; grocery store emp…
There is a third COVID-19 vaccine in the mix now that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices gave the go-ahead on Sunday, Feb. 28 for Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose COVID vaccine to be approved for Emergency Use Authorization. A U.S. F…
The Conflict Resolution Center - St. Louis (CRCSTL) is reopening applications for residents of St. Louis City in need of rental assistance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With over 280,000 on its waiting list at the end of last week, COVID vaccine availability to meet the demand continues to be an issue in the St. Louis area, however, St. Louis County announced more doses are coming from the state.
Dr. Fredrick Echols, director of the St. Louis Department of Health, on Tuesday updated the St. Louis Board of Alderman on distribution of the coronavirus vaccine.
St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page came through on his promise to open the county’s first mass COVID-19 vaccination site in north county, announcing last week that it will be located in the gym St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley in Ferguson.
The coronavirus pandemic has cast a spotlight on long-standing health disparities for Black and Brown people in the United States.
When the Rev. Rodrick Burton began a recent weekly Bible study via Zoom, he opened with prayer and a special announcement. He encouraged everyone on the call to get the coronavirus vaccine.
Public health centers in the St. Louis area are finally getting word that their first dose of COVID-19 vaccines are on their way for health care workers, while hospitals are already giving their second doses of vaccine. Health care facilities in Missouri wanting to become a COVID vaccinator …
In a year like no other, a global pandemic tested us all. We found ourselves face-to-face with unprecedented job losses, business closures, concern for our own, our family and our loved ones’ health and safety. Intimate, work, and social relationships were strained and most of us are overwhe…
After receiving 975 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine this week, St. Louis County Executive Sam Page announced Wednesday the St. Louis County Health Department will start vaccinating its clinical employees on Friday, and other patient-facing health care workers in St. Louis county, not co…
Driving home one early summer morning, Dr. Ebony Carter’s mind was consumed with fear: Should she go home and risk the safety of her husband and three small girls?
Missouri surpassed 5,000 COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, December 22nd, when the state Department of Health and Senior Services added 211 new fatalities, including 140 from a weekly review of death certificates.
There have been several new developments in efforts to mitigate and halt the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and its effect on families, businesses and the economy. Locally, representatives of the St. Louis County Department of Public Health met with an informal working group of restaurant adv…
JEFFERSON CITY —The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved tariffs filed by Spire Missouri, Inc. designed to help eligible small business customers who have been struggling as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The tariffs were set to take effect on Dec. 12.
Now that the Vaccine and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee has recommended Emergency Use Authorization for Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. (December 10), acceptance of that recommendation by the Food and Drug Administration is considered imminent. Health care syst…
The Missouri Senate has approved a $1.3 billion bill spending remaining federal CARES Act funds without any debate on the particular budget items.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has prioritized which groups will first receive COVID-19 vaccines.
This week, just as the nation reached the tragic milestone of more than a quarter-million deaths from the coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control revealed that Black, Latino, and Native American people are being hospitalized at nearly four times the rate of whites.
Diana Morrison remembers celebrating her father’s 85th birthday with the entire family in February. They gathered in a conference room at Bethesda Southgate, a nursing facility in St. Louis County, with food and drinks, eager to celebrate.