COVID-19 Cases in St. Louis Reach 14

City of St. Louis residents ordered to "Stay at Home" to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

March 22, 2020 | 2 min reading time

Six new confirmed positive COVID-19 cases have been reported to the City of St. Louis Department of Health. That brings the total number of cases reported in the City of St. Louis to 14. Department of Health staff continue to identify those persons who came in close contact with all 14 cases, to monitor and limit the potential spread of COVID-19.

To help slow the spread of the virus in the city, Director of Health Fredrick Echols has issued a Stay at Home Order effective 6:00 p.m. March 23, 2020, to 6:00 p.m. April 22, 2020, or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded or amended. The order was issued pursuant to powers granted the Director of Health/Health Commissioner under the City Charter and the Missouri Code of State Regulations. Certain individuals and businesses are exempt from the order to ensure essential activities continue in the city. To review the Stay at Home Order in its entirety visit https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/covid-19/

“Everyone in the city has a role and responsibility to help us get through this public health emergency,” said Fredrick Echols, Director of Health. “Along with following the Stay at Home Order, social distancing measures, routine hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and cleaning and sanitizing regularly we all have to check on family members, friends, neighbors, older adults we know, and members of other vulnerable populations in the city.” The Department of Health recommends establishing a regular check-in call to individuals you think may need help.

Updates to the activities of the City of St. Louis related to COVID-19 can be found at https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/covid-19/

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