ST. LOUIS COUNTY (August 3, 2020) - County Executive Dr. Sam Page announced Monday that the county is partnering with community health centers to increase COVID-19 testing in north St. Louis County.
St. Louis County has committed $4 million of its CARES Act grant to ensuring that testing reaches historically underserved communities.
“To increase accessibility to testing, we have been working to establish and enhance more partnerships, especially in areas where the virus has disproportionately impacted our residents,” said Dr. Page. One of those partners is the Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers.
“The BJK People's Health Centers has served the health care needs of the North County underserved community for more than 20 years, and in this unprecedented time of crisis and concern, this injection of County funding to support and broaden our COVID-19 mitigation and testing efforts in North County, as well as support our general partnership to attend to the health needs of our community, is a great step in the direction of good health and healing,” said Dwayne Butler, CEO of BJK People’s Health Centers.
People’s will receive $578,000 for testing through the remainder of the year. More community health center partnerships will be announced soon.
“A robust testing environment is critical to helping us understand the level of spread in our community to get proper treatment to those who need it,” said Dr. Page.
ST. LOUIS COUNTY (August 2, 2020) - County Executive Dr. Sam Page will hold a media briefing at 10:30 a.m. Monday.
Monday, August 3, 2020, 10:30 a.m.
John C. Murphy Health Center
6121 North Hanley Road, Berkeley, MO 63134
For those unable to attend, the media briefing will be streamed on County Executive Page’s Facebook page.
ST. LOUIS COUNTY (August 2, 2020) - County Executive Dr. Sam Page announced Sunday that the county will purchase thousands of mobile hotspots and tablets to ensure all students have the tools they need for virtual school this fall.
“This year – the year of COVID-19 – internet access is a basic school supply,” Dr. Page said. “But it’s a school supply that just isn’t accessible to thousands of our residents.”
In March, the St. Louis County Library conducted a survey of school districts and found that more than 10,000 households in St. Louis County do not have access to the internet or a device to access it. Partnering with the library and the school districts, St. Louis County will use $4 million from its CARES Act grant to provide:
“I am committed to doing what it takes to make sure that no child goes without the tools they need to be successful in virtual school this fall,” Dr. Page said. “If more hotspots or tablets are needed, we’ll invest what we have to in order to meet our goal.”
ST. LOUIS COUNTY (July 30, 2020) - County Executive Dr. Sam Page will hold a media briefing at 10:30 a.m. Friday.
He will talk about business restrictions that go into effect on Friday and updates on testing.
Friday, July 31, 2020, 10:30 a.m.
Department of Public Works requests a statement of qualifications (SOQ) for multi-discipline engineering design services.
ST. LOUIS COUNTY (July 30, 2020) - County Executive Dr. Sam Page will hold a media briefing at 3 p.m. today.
As COVID-19 infection rates continue to climb, Dr. Page will discuss schools and a formal recommendation from the Department of Public Health, as requested by superintendents.
Thursday, July 30, 2020, 3 p.m.
ST. LOUIS COUNTY (July 28, 2020) - County Executive Dr. Sam Page will hold a media briefing at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Dr. Page will be joined by leaders of Cool Down St. Louis to discuss utility assistance during this pandemic.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 10:30 a.m.
Community Action Agency of St. Louis County
2709 Woodson Road, St. Louis, MO 63114
ST. LOUIS COUNTY (July 28, 2020) - County Executive Dr. Sam Page will hold a media briefing at 3 p.m. today.
Dr. Page will discuss the status of testing in the county including increasing the supply of tests, expanding access to testing throughout the county, ensuring timely results to patients and improving reporting time for test administrators..
“While there is now greater access to testing, it has resulted in a backlog at labs, making it more difficult to get results back to those who are waiting to find out if they have COVID-19,” Dr. Page said. “Parents and superintendents need to see the virus trends now as they make school decisions for the fall and we need the results back quickly so that all our residents can continue moving about safely in the community.”
Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 3 p.m.
ST. LOUIS COUNTY (July 26, 2020) - County Executive Dr. Sam Page will hold a media briefing at 10:30 a.m. Monday.
With the continued increase in COVID-19 cases, Dr. Page will discuss steps the county will take now to flatten the infection curve.
“Working closely with public health experts including the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force and other regional leaders, we are concerned about the recent increase in COVID-19 cases across the region,” Dr. Page said. “New restrictions must be put in place to slow the community spread of this virus.”
Monday, July 27, 2020, 10:30 a.m.