As COVID-19 cases continue to surge throughout the country and the metropolitan area, the City of St. Louis Department of Health is issuing a reminder of our shared responsibility for the health and safety of the community.
“Everyone has a role to play and must be active participants in helping to reduce the spread of the COVID-19,” says Dr. Fredrick Echols, acting director of health for the City of St. Louis. “This includes members of our business community. Businesses and employees play a critical role in slowing the spread of COVID-19 not only in the workplace but throughout the community.”
The City of St. Louis Department of Health extends our thanks to the many businesses throughout the city that have revised their operations to align with health and safety guidelines to assist in reducing the transmission of the virus among employees and maintain healthy business operations and work environments. The city contributes its relatively slower spread of the virus compared to the rest of the region to the on-going cooperation of the business community.
The Department will continue to work to gain compliance of businesses found to be not following COVID-19 health and safety mandates. That includes issuing warning letters and conducting one-on-one education with those businesses in order to protect the health of our residents and visitors. However, businesses found by the Department to engage in continual noncompliance could then face an interruption in operations until such time more in-depth infectious disease control training can take place and the business can demonstrate the willingness, capability, and capacity to implement the proper procedures. The Department appreciates the vast majority of businesses and residents in the City that have gone to great lengths to comply with current COVID-19 guidance and restrictions.
Anyone witnessing a violation can make a report to the City of St. Louis Citizen’s Service Bureau by:
Department of Health
Immunizations and Public Health