St. Clair County Health Center
We have no positive cases at this time (June 15, 2020). The Governor has stated that we will open the State on June 16th. There are still several cases and deaths occurring in Missouri. This disease has NOT gone away. We do NOT have a vaccine for this disease at this time. If you do not: social distance, wear a mask, stay home when sick, or wash your hands often, then you may be exposed to the disease and become ill. Ellett Memorial Hospital is a 10 bed capacity hospital with one ventilator. It can not take care of everyone in the County. Surrounding counties may not be able to take on more cases, if they have cases from their own county at their hospitals. You may have to stay at home and take care of yourself or family.
We cannot keep you from doing whatever you want to do, but we would hope you would care enough about others (family, friends, neighbors) in your community to keep them safe and well. Between protests, riots, opening up the State, parties, shows, graduations, etc. we will be seeing increases in the State. It is up to each individual to do what is necessary to be safe and prevent further spread of this disease. PLEASE, do your part. We don't ask you to give up your freedoms. We ask you to volunteer to care about the rest of the community, your neighbors, to keep others healthy. THANK YOU for doing your part!
Pools/Parks and Recreation:
Multi Inflammatory System in Children for Parents:
Community/Organizations/Business/Bars - Restaurants:
Suggestions from USA softball:
GOVERNORS Directive -
COVID-19 first case.doc - Cases are released from Isolation/quarantine.
Privacy Waiver - Privacy_Waiver_03272020.docx
Missouri COVID-19 hotline open 24 hours/7days 877-435-8411
Questions, please call Jeanne Beas at 660-890-5044 cell.
Social Distancing - no crowds, avoid get-togethers, travel only for necessities (food, water, medication, diapers, etc.)
Stay home if sick - fever, cough. If Shortness of breath, call your doctor or the hospital before traveling to them. When traveling to them with symptoms wear a mask.
Wash Hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds, rinse well, dry. Avoid touching your face.
Testing: The St. Clair County Health Center does not do testing for COVID-19. We do not have kits to test. If you are having symptoms of fever over 100.4 F, cough and difficulty breathing, you need to call your doctor. Your doctor will determine if you should be tested. At this time, the Federal Government is saying testing should be confined to hospital patients, to conserve the testing to those needing testing the most.
As Medical Director for the St. Clair County Health Center, I recommend a gradual return to non-essential activities and businesses as directed by the Governor of Missouri’s “Show Me Strong Recovery” plan beginning Monday, May 4th,2020 through May 31st, 2020. As the virus that is responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic remains among us, we should continue to minimize the risk of spreading infection by social distancing, personal hygiene and limiting physical contact with others. I recommend following the Governor’s guidelines to reopening St. Clair County, and the State of Missouri.
Business owners need to go directly to the SBA at the following link.
The SBA can provide information regarding the worksheet and process the request for assistance.