St. Clair County Health Center
LET US BE PERFECTLY CLEAR, ST. CLAIR COUNTY HEALTH CENTER HIGHLY RECOMMENDS WEARING A MASK IN PUBLIC. NEVER HAS ANY OF OUR STAFF SAID TO NOT WEAR A MASK.
We have 18 positive cases and 36 contacts plus in St. Clair County as of 9/22/2020. Understand that I can not give out names and the address of cases and contacts as that would be a HIPAA violation!
29 cases and 79 contacts have been released from isolation, since the beginning of March.
Watch for the following signs and symptoms for 14 days from exposure: fever, cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing/shortness of breath, muscle aches/headache, abdominal discomfort, vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of sense of taste or smell. If you feel you need to be tested call your doctor and let them know of your possible exposure. If you do have signs or symptoms, stay home, self isolate until you can be tested, stay home until you know the results of your test.
If you were in these locations, you may have been exposed: Assembly of God Church in Osceola on 9/13/2020, Osceola School on 9/11/2020, on 9/9/2020 to 9/11/2020, and on 9/14/2020 and 9/17/2020, football game. High Hill Church Hwy C on 9/13/2020. Clinton VoTech on 9/9/2020. Lakeland School on 9/14 & 15/2020. Slumber Party in Lowry City area. St. Clair County Bank in Lowry City on 9/11/2020. Wedding in Iconium 9/12/2020. Springfield Birthday Party on 9/12/2020 for Osceola. Osceola Community Church 9/13/20. Osceola School Volleyball Game 9/13/2020. Sugarfoot BBQ in Osceola on 9/13/2020. Osceola Football Game on 9/14/2020. Lakeland School and Volleyball games 9/14/2020 to 9/16/2020. Osceola Junior Volleyball on 9/14/2020. Osceola Volleyball on 9/17/20 and 9/18/20.
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, car shows, camps, church, other gatherings, 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, friends and family to keep others healthy. THANK YOU for doing your part!
WEAR A MASK! USE SOCIAL DISTANCE OF 6 FEET! STAY HOME IF SICK!
CDC sent out an email about testing: Data to date show that a person who has had and recovered from COVID-19 may have low levels of virus in their body for up to 3 months after diagnosis. This means that if the person who has recovered is retested within 3 months of initial infection, they may continue to have a positive test result, even though they are not spreading COVID-19. Also according to their website, the virus may be shed for 20 days, thus the reason for wearing a mask to prevent spread.
School Masks Letter for masks at schools.docx
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.