St. Louis County reported 70 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, March 28, making for 291 total positive cases in the county. That is the second-largest number of new cases reported in the county in one day.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported the first death of an infant younger than one year in Chicago who tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Saturday, March 28.
First responders and other public health and safety professionals who have had close contact with a suspected COVID-19 patient and exhibit symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath are eligible for expedited COVID-19 testing and test results through the Missouri State Public Healt…
A day after President Donald Trump approved Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s request for a federal major disaster declaration for the state of Missouri, Parson signed an executive order mobilizing the Missouri National Guard to support the unified response to COVID-19 on Friday, March 27.
The Traffic Division of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is under quarantine as at least two supervisors in the division and one officer have tested positive for COVID-19 and some other front-line officers are beginning to exhibit symptoms of the disease, according to the Ethical…
On Friday, March 27, St. Louis County reported its largest one-day total of new COVID-19 cases — 78. This brings the total of cases reported in the county to 221.
St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page announced today that the county is expecting to receive millions in federal funding to help in its COVID-19 response.
Our nation faces the worst pandemic in decades. Urgent action is needed to address this unprecedented threat to the United States of America, and most importantly, the lives and livelihood of the American people.
The East Side Health District has been notified of its first two positive COVID-19 cases in St. Clair County. The female patient in her twenties and the mail patient in his forties both have underlying medical conditions. No additional patient information will be released due to privacy laws.
St. Louis and St. Louis County have recorded their first deaths in our region that are a result of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The region confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on March 10, with the first few cases that followed noted to have been contracted from r…
As public officials and the community move to stop the community spread of COVID-19, health care workers are at great risk of getting infected – and becoming vectors for community spread of the deadly disease.
We write to you with utmost urgency to enact a statewide shelter-in-place order to help slow the spread of COVID-19 across Missouri. While we appreciate the recent actions to limit social gatherings and enact other social and physical distancing protocols, the rapid infection rate and rising…
The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, which started in Wuhan, China in December 2019, has marched across the globe and wreaked a path of death and debility that may soon eclipse the great Influenza Pandemic of 1918. COVID-19 is now present in every continent except for Antarctic…
Though Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has not responded to calls to designate food workers and pharmacy techs as emergency first responders, the largest grocery companies in the St. Louis region are offering bonuses for their workers during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Metro Transit has announced that the frequency of MetroBus services will be reduced due to fewer workforce resources in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Riders are encouraged to plan ahead for delays and allow more time for their commutes on MetroBus.
The Medicaid Expansion Campaign, Missouri Health Care for All, announced that it has met the signature petition threshold and will submit the required number of valid signatures to the Secretary of State’s office in advance of the early May deadline to allow November 2020 voters to decide wh…
The Missouri Supreme Court must take action to reduce the jail population statewide amid the COVID-19 pandemic, said leaders of more than 30 organizations, 15 medical professionals and the Missouri State Public Defender’s Office in a letter to Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice George W. D…
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not authorized any test that is available to purchase for testing yourself at home for COVID-19, it reminded the public on Saturday, March 21.
St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner and District Defender Matthew Mahaffey said they are working together to get non-violent offenders out of city jails, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 330 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois on Wednesday, March 25, including three deaths; a Kane County man in his 90s, a Cook County man in his 60s, and a Will County woman in her 50s
The St. Louis County Council approved $1.5 million in COVID-19 response funding to protect first responders, pay for testing costs for the uninsured and for medical supplies, at the Tuesday, March 24 council meeting.
Missouri Governor Mike Parson – who continues to resist calls to declare a statewide Stay at Home order to halt the spread of COVID-19 – asked President Donald J. Trump to approve a major disaster declaration for the entire state of Missouri on Tuesday, March 24.
Just before midnight, Senate leaders and the White House reached a deal on a roughly $2 trillion economic stimulus to combat the financial toll of the coronavirus.
With St. Louis city and county public schools now remaining closed at least through Wednesday, April 22 to halt the spread of COVID-19, districts continue to make arrangements to feed students.
Manu Dibango, the acclaimed Cameroonian saxophonist whose 1972 hit “Soul Makossa” would later be sampled by some of the biggest names in music – including Michael Jackson – died Tuesday from coronavirus. He was 86.
FEMA is trying to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the federal response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Rumors can easily circulate within communities during a crisis, particularly with millions of people shut in with access to social media.
The campus of Harris-Stowe State University is temporarily closed to students and all non-essential personnel. The closure went to effect Monday, March 23 and continues through Tuesday, April 7 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The day that Stay at Home Orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19 went into effect in St. Louis County and city, the county reported more than 30 new cases in a row.
When the COVID-19 outbreak started to hit our region’s front door last week, Grace Kyung began compiling a Google document of resources that could help people in St. Louis.
St. Louis city and county public schools will remain closed through Wednesday, April 22, they announced on Monday, March 23.
The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 236 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois and three deaths in Cook County on Monday, March 23.
The St. Charles County Department of Public Health reported its first death related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Monday, March 23. The resident was a man in his 70s who had been hospitalized.
A day before Stay at Home Orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19 went into effect in St. Louis County and city, the county reported its largest number of new cases in the county on one day to date – 38.
St. Louis County and the City of St. Louis will enact “stay at home” orders, which will take effect Monday, March 23, to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the region.
Metro Transit is adjusting transit services and operations for the safety of transit riders and Metro employees, and to minimize the spread of COVID-19 through the bi-state region.
Judy Wilson-Griffin, an African-American nurse who worked at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital, was the first person in the St. Louis region to succumb to COVID-19.
BJC HealthCare has opened its first COVID-19 specimen collection center in the Cortex corridor on March 19 as health care organizations join in creating more widely available testing resources throughout the region. The center is available to those who are being referred by BJC providers aft…
The COVID-19 worldwide pandemic is where health and religious expression is clashing for some clergy, who are struggling with adapting to non face-to-face ways to reach their members. Most leaders are following social distancing directives and are moving worship experiences online and encour…
(St. Louis Public Radio) – There’s rising doubt among school leaders that their students will return to schools this spring.
Understanding and acceptance of what we are all going through in response to the coronavirus pandemic requires understanding of a fairly complex set of facts and premises. It is important that we all come to an understanding of these matters and get beyond any doubt and suspicion that persis…
Recently, one of our readers submitted an excellent question regarding the next steps for individuals who believe they may have the coronavirus. So much of the news has been focused on prevention and the current numbers of people infected. To be honest, coronavirus discussion has been floodi…
As the City of St. Louis announced its first confirmed case of COVID-19, a Saint Louis University student in her 20s who had recently traveled abroad, area hospitals are taking measures to increase testing for COVID-19 while protecting the health and safety existing patients and healthcare w…