What are the symptoms?
The most common early symptoms appear between 2 and 14 days after infection. Symptoms can be mild to severe and resemble symptoms of the flu. They include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
How does the virus spread?
Like many other viruses, COVID-19 seems to spread from person to person close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
What are preventive actions I can take?
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory disease.
Testing for COVID-19
North County – (314)653-5000
Mid County – (314)747-3000
West County – (314)251-0500
South County – (314)966-9666
Additionally, all SSM Health area hospitals can be reached for testing information at www.ssmhealth.com/covid19.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
We urge everyone to refer to these sources for all coronavirus information and updates, prevention techniques, and additional resources.
St. Louis County Government has established a text message alert that residents can use to receive local updates about the current COVID-19 pandemic. Just text the keyword "STLOUISCOALERT" to 67283. More info: http://stlcorona.com
Some households are vulnerable to the impact of the pandemic because of the way it may affect economic and social systems. If you know of any special situations or a family in need, please contact Communications Manager, Kiana Fleming, at email@example.com.