This section offers in-depth information on COVID-19 statistics for the MRH region (Data Dashboard), MRH's return-to-learning and resources for families.
Preventing Covid-19 In Schools
In order to effectively prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools, we need to work in close partnership with all of our families. You are our most important partners during these challenging times. You can help us keep the schools open in several important ways:
Complete a daily health check on your student every morning before sending them to school. Be particularly mindful of nasal congestion, coughing, difficulty breathing, and fevers. Here is the link to Daily Health Check. If your student has any symptoms, please do the following:
- Keep your student home and notify the school right away. Here is a link to the online reporting form: 2021-2022 MRH Student Illness Reporting Form
- Follow the following symptom decision tree used throughout the region by all STL area school districts: Student Symptoms Decision Tree: Washington University
- Contact your primary healthcare provider
- Get tested by a healthcare professional if your student has 1high risk symptom or 2+ low risk symptoms. Testing is a key part of the strategy to decreasing spread of
COVID-19 in schools. DPH recommends COVID-19 testing for any child with
any high risk symptom, especially upper respiratory symptoms. Even children
with a history of asthma or allergies should be tested. (Source: STL County DPH
Brief 9-8-2021) Please note that the school will not be able to accept home test
kit results for re-admittance to school.
Get Vaccinated: Because no one younger than 12 is currently eligible for vaccination, it
is crucial that all who are currently eligible get vaccinated as soon as possible for the
protection of themselves and young children. (Source: STL County DPH Brief 9-8-2021)
Follow asthma and allergy action plans: If your student has a history of asthma or
allergies, provide a copy of the action plan with the school nurse, and follow all of the preventative steps in the evening or in the morning before coming to school.
- NOTE: However, since COVID-19 triggers allergic/asthmatic reactions, the STL
County Department of Health still requires testing for anyone with upper
respiratory symptoms at school (Source: STL County DPH Brief 9-8-2021)
If we work together, we can safely and effectively keep our schools open for in-person learning.
COVID-19 Data Dashboard
Click here for updates on the status of COVID-19 in the MRH community.
- Click mostopscovid.com for information on COVID-19 vaccine.
- NEW: The St. Louis County Department of Public Health has unveiled a new informational video series with the theme, “Get the Facts on the COVID-19 vaccine.”
Back to School in 2021-2022
MRH administrators are eager to receive public input on the 2021-2022 Return to Learning Family Handbook and the Continuity of Learning plans linked below. Comments/questions may be sent to this link or call 314-644-4400.
Family Survey on Use of ESSER Relief Funds
Please take this SURVEY to help MRH determine how best to spend federal COVID-19 relief funds.
Regional Vaccination Information
NEW: Science Center/DPH website
To help the St. Louis community understand the importance of vaccination and dispel misinformation of all vaccines, including the COVID-19 vaccine, the City of St. Louis Department of Health (DOH) and the Saint Louis Science Center have partnered to provide informational resources on a variety of vaccine-related topics.
Check out the videos and infographics AT THIS LINK to learn more about viruses, vaccines and COVID-19.
St. Louis County COVID-19 Update; No-Cost Immunizations
DPH is offering no-cost immunizations for children aged 3 to 18, and free COVID-19 vaccinations for ages 12 and up. This effort is crucial in the fight against the Delta variant, given that we are seeing dramatic spikes in COVID-19 infections among young people. It is imperative that parents get their children aged 12 and older vaccinated.
The opportunity to get no-cost immunizations and COVID-19 vaccinations will continue from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday until Sept. 17 at three locations: the John C. Murphy Health Center, 6121 North Hanley Road in Berkeley; the North Central Community Health Center, 4000 Jennings Station Road, in Pine Lawn; and the South County Health Center, 4580 S. Lindbergh Blvd. in Sunset Hills.
Additional opportunities will be available from 4–7 p.m. on Wednesday evenings at the South County Health Center.
Students are asked to bring a copy of their shot records with them. The clinics will close and no immunizations/vaccinations will be offered on Labor Day, which is Sept. 6.
The Department of Health has also created a unique URL link that people can use to pre-register for these events and choose a scheduled appointment time if they choose.
County Libraries Now Offering Vaccinations
St. Louis County Library and the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health are teaming up to offer vaccine events at library branches starting next week. Vaccines will be offered at no cost. Health insurance or proof of residency is not required. Additional information about the vaccination process is available at www.stlcorona.com.
“The library is a safe and trusted community resource,” said Kristen Sorth, director and CEO of the St. Louis County Library. “Throughout the pandemic we have worked hard to reduce barriers to essential services by using our branch parking lots to distribute drive-thru meals, diapers, period supplies, masks and COVID testing.”
The first vaccine event in the partnership will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26, at the Lewis & Clark Branch, located at 9909 Lewis-Clark Blvd. in Moline Acres. The event will feature book giveaways and a visit from the mobile produce vendor, MetroMarket, from 2 to 4 p.m. Vaccines will be administered inside the Lewis & Clark Branch meeting room.
The second vaccine event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 2 during the grand opening of the new Eureka Hills Branch, located at 500 Workman Road in Eureka. Vaccines will be offered inside the Eureka Hills Branch meeting room.
“This exciting partnership with the library will provide wider access to the vaccine and help us eliminate the disparities we are seeing from ZIP code to ZIP code,” County Executive Dr. Sam Page said. “Getting more of our community vaccinated is critical to getting us through this pandemic.”
Appointments can be made at www.stlcorona.com, but walk-ups will also be accepted at both events. Consent forms for ages 12-18 must be completed in order to receive a vaccine. Forms and other information are available at www.stlcorona.com.
Appointments will be made for the second dose at each event and follow-up clinics will be scheduled at both locations.
Additional vaccine events will be scheduled at other St. Louis County Library locations throughout the summer. Library branches are open with expanded hours, learn more at www.slcl.org/reopening.
St. Louis County DPH Clinics Available for Care and Vaccines
The St. Louis County Department of Public Health accepts walk-ins for vaccinations at all three of its DPH health clinics:
- John C. Murphy Health Center in Berkeley
- South County Health Center in Sunset Hills
- North Central Community Health Center in Pine Lawn
Clinics are open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until noon and 1 – 5 p.m. Residents may also make appointments for vaccinations at the three clinics if they wish. For vaccination appointments, please click here. For those who would like to see all of the many walk-in vaccination opportunities in the coming days, a complete schedule can be found here.
Virtual Learning Options
Coping with COVID-19; Family Resources
We all recognize that for many of our families, this pandemic crisis is making a difficult home situation even worse. As part of a regional response, there has been a coordinated effort by area school districts to simplify the search for resources for those in need. Please click on this link Family Resources Flier
Recommended Actions at Home
Wash your hands and have your kids wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds frequently throughout the day.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Do not come to school if you have flu-like symptoms (elevated temperature, cough, shortness of breath).
Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces in your home frequently.
If you are unsure whether your contact information is up to date in MRH systems, contact your school office. This is necessary to receive timely messages via email, texts, mail, and phone calls.
How to self-report:
Anytime you believe you have been in contact with a person who is later quarantined, were in close proximity to confirmed cases of COVID-19, or believe you are exhibiting symptoms you should seek guidance from health professionals immediately. The local department of public health hotline number is 314-615-2660. The state of Missouri hotline number is 1-877-435-8411.
Reliable sources of information related to COVID-19:
Face Mask DOs and DON'Ts