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July 26 - St. Louis County DPH issues Public Health Order. Read about it here.
July 21 - St. Louis County is rapidly approaching the CDC’s “red zone” designation for widespread community transmission as a new wave of COVID-19 cases emerge. The County is now averaging 191 new COVID cases per day, with about 9 percent of tests coming back positive for the virus. Read more here.
July 12 - Rates of new COVID-19 cases increased by 63% over the past two weeks in St. Louis County according to the DPH website. You can also read the new health advisory there as well strongly urging vaccinations for those age 12+ and wearing masks when around others who may be unvaccinated, especially children under 12. 
July 2 - New cases of delta variant rising at an alarming rate. Read more here.
June 30 - DPH recommends teens receive COVID vaccine as part of yearly immunizations.
June 23 - County DPH urges residents to protect themselves against the delta variant of COVID-19 by getting the vaccine and wearing masks. 
May 17 - DPH announced fully-vaccinated people are no longer required to wear masks. Businesses still have the right to require their guests to wear masks. Read more here 
May 12 - The DPH is now ready to begin vaccinations for 12-15 year olds as soon as the CDC gives the go-ahead. Details here
May 10 - St Louis County DPH locations now accepting walk-ins for vaccine appointments. 
May 3 -
The new St. Louis County health order, in partnership with St. Louis City, can be found here. Main takeaways include: businesses will no longer have occupancy limits as long as everyone remains masked and socially distant; people who are fully vaccinated can gather outdoors without masks; the County is adopting the CDC's safety guidelines for many industries, including construction, manufacturing, and hotels.
April 26 - For those unable or not wanting to make an appointment, walk-in vaccinations are now available at various vaccine sites. Visit stlcorona.com for more information.
April 19 - St. Louis County DPH has begun offering limited opportunities for COVID-19 vaccinations without an appointment. From 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday and Thursday, anyone may walk up and get vaccinated at the Heman Park Community Center at 975 Pennsylvania Avenue in University City.
April 14 - Awaiting further information from federal authorities, County DPH decides to switch to Pfizer at all vaccine sites.

April 13 - DPH has launched a new vaccine appointment site: stlcorona.com/vaccineappt. Anyone 16+ can visit stlcorona.com/vaccineappt to schedule an appointment. DPH will no longer be directly emailing scheduling links. As of April 13, it is no longer necessary to pre-register to schedule an appointment. 
April 2 - The St. Louis County DPH Department unveils a new informational video series with the theme, “Get the Facts on the COVID-19 vaccine.” It features 4 unscripted accounts of why people have chosen to get the vaccine. Learn more and watch the videos here.
* THE ST. LOUIS COUNTY DEPT OF PUBLIC HEALTH IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR CLINICAL AND NON-CLINICAL VOLUNTEERS AT VACCINE SITES. Click here for more information.
March 22 - Big increase in vaccine supply expected soon which is much needed as as the state opens eligibility to Phase 2 workers on March 29 and then to the general public on April 9.
March 15 - Those in Phase 1B, Tier 3 are now eligible to receive the COVID Vaccine however priority is still given to those most vulnerable. County DPH is also relaxing its isolation and quarantine order to be consistent with the latest CDC guidance. Read more here.
March 8 - County announced plans to relax restrictions on gatherings and business operations, effective immediately. Red the details here.
March 1 - Starting on March, 15, the state of Missouri will expand its vaccine eligibility criteria to include those who work in education, child care, infrastructure fields, and agriculture.
February 9 - St. Louis County to expand business capacity to 50% including restaurants and bars. Read more here.
February 1 - Restaurant curfew extended an hour until 11 p.m. Read more here.
January 27 - County Executive Dr. Sam Page announced St. Louis County’s first mass vaccination site will be at the Florissant Valley campus of St. Louis Community College in Ferguson. Details pending, read more here.
January 15 - Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services released a more specific listing of who is included in each Phase/Tier for vaccine distribution. You can find it here.
January 14 - St. Louis County DPH asks County residents to please complete THIS SURVEY (anonymous) about how COVID-19 is affecting your lives. Those who complete it will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card.
January 11 - County DPH released a website for pre-registration. You can find information here.
January 4 - Read new guidelines for indoor restaurant dining HERE effective today.
December 21 - Get accurate information from the CDC known about the vaccine right here. Read more about Missouri's plan here.
December 7 - COVID-19 numbers are at an all time high in Missouri and the rest of the country. "With colder weather, more time spent indoors, the holiday season and about 50 percent of transmission coming from those who do not have symptoms, the U.S. has entered a phase of high-level transmission where a multi-pronged approach to implementing all evidence-based public health strategies is essential." Read more here.
November 13 - County DPH released new public health orders, effective November 17. Read them all here
November 9 - County DPH shared concerns about the continuing rise in cases in our region. Missouri hospitals are filling up, setting new records for cases everyday. As they review the numbers, this is our last chance to slow the spread before more public health orders will be issued.
November 2 - County Executive spoke on importance of limiting social gatherings. Here are their Winter Holiday Tips.
October 16, 2020 - Be sure to keep washing your hands with soap and water! It is one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of germs and stay healthy.
October 14, 2020 - More ways to have a healthy and safe Halloween here.
October 5, 2020 - The St. Louis County DPH has eased some restrictions for youth sports and businesses. Learn more here.  
October 1, 2020 - Only 3 months left in 2020. We can do it. St. Louis County DPH shared a County Park Update and some Halloween Safety tips here
September 28 - New Youth Sports Guidelines go into effect today. Find the new guidelines here.

September 21 - the playgrounds are now open in the cities of Richmond Heights and Maplewood! All playgrounds will be sanitized by city staff on a regular basis throughout the week to help keep everyone healthy.
September 14, 2020 - Now is the time to get your flu shot. They're important every year but during this pandemic, it's even more important. More information here.

September 4, 2020 - New data was released as announced on August 31st. See it here
August 31, 2020 - In partnership with our school districts, the Department of Public Health is assembling a set of data points for districts and private schools to access as they work toward a possible return to in-school instruction. Read more here
August 21, 2020 - The Face Covering Order was updated today to require everyone over the age of 5 to wear masks outside of their home, among other updates. Read it all here.
August 14, 2020 - The Adult Sports Guidelines were released - you can read them here.
August 10, 2020 - County DPH collaborating with Washington University-St. Louis for a COVID-19 survey and testing. More details here.
July 30, 2020 - County DPH shared the letter to County school leaders with their formal recommendations about  reopening this fall. Read the letter here.
July 27, 2020 - County DPH released 7 (seven) new initiatives due to the rising COVID-19 cases in the area. It mentions gatherings limited to 50 people, 25% capacity in businesses, and more. All of the details can be found here.
July 20, 2020 - Update for Youth Sports Guidelines can be found here. No games allowed, only practices.
July 6, 2020 - Beginning today, Monday, July 6, all St. Louis County Library Branches will be distributing masks to the public during regular library hours. Those hours are Monday-Thursday from 9 am - 6 pm and Friday and Saturday 9 am-5 pm. A complete list of branch locations can be found here.
July 2, 2020 - St. Louis County DPH passed an order to require members of the public and employees to wear face coverings. More information here
June 21, 2020 - Youth Sports guidelines, which go into effect June 29, can be found here
June 17, 2020 - An update to Long Term Care Facility guidelines can be found here
June 15, 2020 - Re-opening day for fitness centers, pools, casinos, and banquet halls at 25% capacity. More information here.
June 9, 2020 - DPH released the Guidelines  for Businesses Restricted by Capacity Limitations. Also, they released their Guidelines for Community Centers and Recreation Centers.
May 27, 2020 - DPH added reopening criteria for St. Louis County Public Water Recreation Facilities
May 25, 2020 - DPH issues Travel Advisory after holiday weekend. 
May 22, 2020 - Summer Camp Guidance available here. Hope to have guidance for gyms soon.
May 21, 2020 - Child Care Program Guidance available here
May 18, 2020 - All County parks open with COVID-19 restrictions, Small Business Relief Program deadline extended to May 31st at 11:59 p.m. Apply here.
May 14, 2020 - County dedicated $2.6 million in funds to several resources. Find them here. 
May 12, 2020 - County extended Small Business Relief program deadline extended to Sunday, May 17 at 11:59 p.m. Apply here.
May 8, 2020 - County Executive Dr. Sam Page's media briefing about business openings.
May 6, 2020 - County Executive recommended businesses begin preparing to open. Read more here.  
May 1, 2020 - County Executive announced Small Business Relief program - read more here.
April 28, 2020 - Some County parks to reopen with guidelines. Read more here. (RH parks still closed)
April 8, 2020: County Executive requested assistance from National Guard for supporting staff and transferring supplies. 
April 4, 2020: CDC and DPH recommend public wear cloth masks if they must leave home. 
April 2, 2020: All County parks to close at 8 p.m. until further notice. 
March 27, 2020: CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act signed into law meant to address the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S.
March 23, 2020: St. Louis County ordered Shelter in Place for residents to help slow the spread of COVID-19.