(St. Louis Public Radio) -- Calvin Davis became very ill in late March and was diagnosed with COVID-19 shortly after. After being admitted to the hospital on April 9, he spent 76 days there and two weeks in a care facility as he battled the coronavirus. For much of that time, he was on a ven…
The St. Louis region is still on the path to hit a second peak in COVID-19 hospitalizations in September if the region takes no action to prevent it, said Dr. Alex Garza, incident commander of the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force, in his August 3 briefing.
(KSDK) -- The Cardinals will not be traveling to Detroit to play the Tigers this week. Major League Baseball announced on Monday the team's series against the Tigers was postponed, as the Cardinals now report 13 members of the organization have tested positive for COVID-19.
Three players and a staff member of the St. Louis Cardinals have tested positive for COVID-19, prompting the team to freeze their playing schedule. The Cards were in Milwaukee set to play a 3-game series against the Brewers Friday, July 31, when the positive test results were discovered. Tha…
St. Louis area residents who can’t afford their prescription medications due to COVID-19 may be able to get help from the nonprofit pharmacy Rx Outreach.
Back to school for the 2021 school year will be online in some form for many students in the St. Louis area, due to sustained community spread of COVID-19.
With COVID-19 cases surging and medical evidence showing children may be susceptible to the virus, some parents are facing a tough decision about whether to physically send their children back to school or to opt for distance learning. While this is a difficult decision for every parent, it …
Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain died at age 74 from COVID-19 . Cain had been hospitalized in the Atlanta area for several days battling the coronavirus. Cain was among those seen at rally month not wearing a mask while attending Donald Trump’s June 20 indoor rally in Tulsa, Ok…
Saint Louis Public, Parkway, Kirkwood and KIPP schools have announced that they will start with 100-percent online learning this fall and re-evaluate the option of in-person classes in mid-October.
(St. Louis Public Radio) - Rapid coronavirus tests that deliver results within minutes are in short supply in St. Louis, and health systems including Barnes-Jewish Hospital are having to ration them.
Superintendents from many area school districts have announced plans to reopen on August 24. Considering that Missouri was recently noted for its largest single-day increase of COVID-19 cases, is it wise to bring kids back to classrooms?
The City of St. Louis Health Department reported 83 COVID-19 cases and 2 related deaths on Tuesday, July 28. The city has now reported 167 deaths and 4,028 cases.
If you’re black, you’re four times more likely to test positive for COVID-19 than a non-black hospital patient, according to data from the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force.
The Saint Louis Public Schools Class of 2020 graduation ceremonies that were set t to take place on Thursday, July 30 at Busch Stadium have been canceled due to the rising number of coronavirus cases in the region and newly imposed restrictions to limit further spread of the virus.
Several downtown St. Louis bars have been shut down for 14 days after videos on social media showed them disobeying COVID-19 restrictions.
The St. Louis area hospitals are on the path to reach the same peak they experienced in April by mid-August.
With the rapid rise in both COVID-19 cases and hospital admissions, County Executive Sam Page announced seven actions to reduce the spread of the virus on Monday, July 27. These include restricting gatherings to no more than 50 people, mandating that bars close at 10 p.m., and rolling back b…
Harris-Stowe State University has made the decision to temporarily close its campus in response to several employees testing positive for COVID-19. According to a statement from the university, eight employees, all located in the Henry Givens, Jr. Administration Building, tested positive for…
The St. Louis City Health Department said that the COVID-19 hotline is being “spoofed” by messages from callers imitating health department staff in order to spread misinformation.
St. Louis County crested 10,000 COVID-19 cases and a whopping 375 new cases and 1 related death on Friday, July 24. The county has now reported 627 deaths and 10,319 cases since the onset of the pandemic.
Two of the world’s leading diabetes organizations released guidance on high-impact COVID-19 prevention recommendations for people with diabetes. Members of the diabetes community are among the most vulnerable to severe complications and death caused by the coronavirus.
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St. Louis County has asked its most vulnerable residents how to spend $7 million of the CARES Act grant for community healthcare services, said County Executive Sam Page.
With COVID-19 hospital admissions climbing at a “critical rate,” is it safe for children to go back to school? That’s a question Dr. Alex Garza, incident commander of the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force, has received at every briefing lately.
On Tuesday, July 21, the Board of Education approved the Hazelwood School District Reopening and Pandemic Plan 2020-2021 School Year. The district intends on implementing Contingency Phase 2 of the plan, which calls for all district students to begin the school year in the 100% virtual schoo…
(St. Louis Public Radio) – Washington University and St. Louis University will soon begin a series of clinical trials to test potential vaccines in humans.
(St. Louis Public Radio) – Officials in St. Louis say that if the coronavirus keeps spreading in the region, they may have to order businesses to close, limit how many people gather or reinstate other restrictions used to contain the virus earlier this year.
For the first time since May 2, the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force has recorded more than 40 COVID-positive hospital admissions on one given day.
I serve as the president of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB), the country's oldest and largest Black real estate trade association. Founded in 1947, our mission, "Democracy in Housing," has guided our efforts to ensure fair housing practices in neighborhoods across the…
According to Espn.com, The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association said Monday that coronavirus tests of 346 players at the league's bubble campus in Orlando, Florida, since July 13 have yielded zero positive results.
I was very worried as I cruised the streets of East St. Louis during the July 4th holiday weekend and for good reason, given the coronavirus pandemic that plagues us.
St. Charles County is seeing the most rapid growth in new COVID-19 cases, according to a map of new cases by zip code produced by the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force.
St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page announced $28 million in new distributions from the county’s $173.5 million in federal stimulus grant funding for COVID-19 relief at a press briefing at the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis’ Ferguson Empowerment Center on Friday, July 17. Page sa…
The rising number of positive COVID-19 cases among young people, particularly those involved in youth sporting events, prompted St. Louis County to enact new public health guidelines that went into effect July 20.
While St. Louis County is reporting a record number of new COVID-19 cases, hospital admissions are also trending in a “concerning direction,” said Dr. Alex Garza, incident commander for the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Taskforce.
“You don’t need government to tell you to wear a dang mask,” Gov. Mike Parson said on Saturday, July 11 at the 17th annual Missouri Cattlemen's Association Steak Fry in Sedalia.
St. Louis County crested 600 COVID-19 deaths on Sunday, July 12, when it also recorded 88 new COVID-19 cases. The county has now reported 7897 cases and 603 deaths from the disease.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force reported nothing but bad news for Friday, July 10. The four major health systems (BJC HealthCare, Mercy, SSM Health, St. Luke’s Hospital) that are part of the task force reported increases in every COVID-19 indicator.
St. Louis County reported 218 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, July 8, the largest single one-day upsurge in case count since the onset of the pandemic. This is coming off of a holiday weekend, and the City of St. Louis has been reporting irregularities in how the State of Missouri is rep…
If you’re Black, you’re almost four times more likely to test positive for COVID-19 in the St. Louis metro area, hospital experts say. You’re 2.5 times more likely to be hospitalized and 1.5 times more likely to be admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU).
Even fewer Missouri students have reliable internet connectivity than previously thought, according to a new report from the nonprofit Common Sense Media.
When Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced the first expansion of the state’s slow-to-move COVID-19 testing in Buchanan County, it appeared he was prioritizing meat production over Black lives. After all, the state’s own data reports approximately a 3:1 disproportionate impact of the disease o…
All 14 counties that make up the St. Louis region are seeing an increase in the spread of COVID-19, said Dr. Alex Garza, incident commander of the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force.
Asia Morgan, 18, recently aged out of the foster care system. She was left fending for herself on the street, where she made her way to the homeless encampment on Market Street. The City of St. Louis evicted her and the rest of the camp on May 1, citing public health concerns relative to the…
(St. Louis Public Radio) St. Louis and St. Louis County will require people to wear face masks when in public to protect people from the coronavirus, St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and County Executive Sam Page announced Wednesday.
The American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Missouri filed an emergency brief today urging the Circuit Court of Jackson County to halt eviction proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A large number of new hospital admissions was the most striking data from the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force’s update for Tuesday, June 30.