Coronavirus Updates and Information

Information received from St. Louis County

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The below information was received on October 16 from St. Louis County: 

St. Louis County COVID-19 Update


Hand Washing


The COVID-19 pandemic provides an important reminder that one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of germs and stay healthy is also one of the simplest — hand-washing with soap and water. According to the CDC, keeping hands clean can prevent 1 in 5 respiratory infections, including those that cause the common cold or the flu.

Many germs that can make people sick are spread when we don’t wash our hands with soap and clean, running water. That is why hand-washing is so important, especially at key times such as after using the bathroom, when preparing food, before eating, and after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.

Along with social distancing and mask wearing, washing hands can dramatically reduce the number of young children who get sick and those who may be high risk. Reminding each other to wash hands can:

  • Reduce absenteeism due to gastrointestinal illness in schoolchildren by 29–57%
  • Reduce diarrheal illness in people with weakened immune systems by about 58%
  • Reduce respiratory illnesses, like colds, in the general population by about 16–21%


 Pandemic Awareness


The falls season is here, which means the flu season is here and the holiday season is around the corner. It is now, more than ever, vital to keep protective measures in place to no only protect yourself but those around you as well. Please read and share the following resources:

Beyond masks and social distancing: How to stay healthy and sane during this new surge (while still enjoying fall and winter)

Halloween traditions taking COVID-19 precautions

As the pandemic continues, we recommend avoiding large gatherings. If you plan to attend any gathering or public event, ask organizers to show you their safety measures. Colder weather also means people tend to socialize indoors, where there's less opportunity for viral particles to disperse -- and that increases the risk of coronavirus spread. The CDC has released a transmission article pertaining to the risk of gatherings and physical activity. That article can be found here


Other general information:

The City of Town and Country considers public health and safety as one of the key tenants of our mission. To that end City staff and elected officials have put many precautions in place. We have also been coordinating with St. Louis County Department of Health and West County Fire and EMS. Listed below are resources to assist you. If you do not find the information you need, please do not hesitate to contact City Hall at 314-432-6606.

If I am concerned that I have coronavirus or may have been exposed, what do I do?

Contact the St. Louis County COVID-19 Hotline 24/7 at 314-615-2660

Where can I get information and updates?

Visit St. Louis County’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage at www.STLcorona.com

Please follow St. Louis County, the County Department of Public Health and the County Executive on social media for updates.

http://twitter.com/SaintLouCo

https://www.facebook.com/stlouisco/

http://twitter.com/StLCountyDOH

https://www.facebook.com/StLCountyDOH

https://www.facebook.com/CountyExecutiveSamPage/

https://twitter.com/drsampage

Where can I get updates about travel?

Coronavirus Disease Information for Travel can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

What resources are available from St. Louis County? 

  • Guidance for the general public, churches, schools, businesses, and community organizations on how to prevent the spread of germs and diseases.
  • Regular updates on COVID-19 from the state and federal government.
  • Health education and promotional materials to help promote hand washing, Cover Your Cough, and other community messages.
  • Assistance with emergency planning and preparation.
  • Literature and information for vulnerable populations.
  • St. Louis County clinics can provide medical care to all County residents, regardless of ability to pay. Call 314-615-0500 if you do not have a doctor.
  • NEW - BUSINESS ASSISTANCE
    • Missouri has been approved for the U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Fund.  Use this link to view the application.

Where can I find information about Town and Country events? 

There is a dedicated "News Flash" on the homepage of our website, or click here to access.

A "Thank You" from Missouri Baptist Medical Center - Click here to read.

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On Tuesday, March 17, 2020 the Social Security Administration closed ALL local Social Security offices to the public for in-person service.

This change impacts the nearly 3.5 million U.S. citizens across the country who rely on their local Social Security office each month to get help applying for and receiving benefits.