COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

City of Florissant COVID-19 Updates 

EFFECTIVE MARCH 24, 2020

The City of Florissant is closely monitoring the CDC and St. Louis County Health Department regarding updates on the COVID-19 virus. One of the primary duties of the city is to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents. Below is a timeline of COVID-19 as it relates to the St. Louis County and Florissant area. We will be updating this page as more information becomes available.

Watch for Symptoms

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:

  • Fever (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit) 

  • Dry cough

  • Shortness of breath

What to do if You Show Symptoms

  • Call your healthcare provider for medical advice. 

  • St. Louis County has a 24/7 COVID-19 Hotline at (314) 615-2660.

  • If you develop difficulty breathing, pain or pressure in your chest, new confusion or the inability to arouse, bluish lips or face - seek medical attention immediately. 

  • If you dial 911 for an emergency and have any of the above symptoms, please tell the dispatcher. 

How to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

  • Those feeling ill should stay home.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

High Risk Individuals
People who are considered "high risk" have been advised to take significant actions to reduce their risk of getting sick. Actions include:

  • Stocking up on supplies.

  • Taking everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others.

  • If you have to go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact, and wash your hands often.

  • Avoid crowds as much as possible.

  • Avoid travel.

  • Stay at home as much as possible to reduce your risk of being exposed.

High Risk Individuals have been defined by the CDC as those who:

  • Are over 60 years of age

  • Have underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes

  • Have a weakened immune system. 

  • Those who are pregnant. 

Resources

Health Organizations

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html       (CDC COVID-19 link)

https://www.stlouisco.com/Your-Government/County-Executive/COVID-19 (STL County COVID-19 Link)

https://health.mo.gov/   (MO Department of Health and Senior Services Link)

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen (World health organization Link)

To stay update to date on the local responses to COVID-19, please visit www.stlcorona.com.