Any City of St. Louis resident can now get a free COVID-19 test

Any City of St. Louis resident can now get a free COVID-19 test

ST. LOUIS, July 2, 2020 – Any resident of the City of St. Louis may now get a free test for COVID-19. Up until now due to limited supplies, COVID-19 testing in the city has been restricted to those persons showing symptoms. Through a partnership with the St. Louis Regional Health Commission, free tests are…

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Regional Health Commission awarded $1M for COVID-19 outreach

Regional Health Commission awarded $1M for COVID-19 outreach

ST. LOUIS, June 19, 2020 – The St. Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC) has been awarded a $1 million grant from  Missouri Foundation for Health for the second phase of the PrepareSTL campaign. In its first phase, Prepare STL provided information and resources to people disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 – low-to-moderate income African Americans and people of…

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Through the leadership of black women, PrepareSTL receives $1 million grant: Funding will support continued public health outreach and engagement efforts

Through the leadership of black women, PrepareSTL receives $1 million grant: Funding will support continued public health outreach and engagement efforts

ST. LOUIS, June 17, 2020 — The St. Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC) has been awarded a $1 million grant from  Missouri Foundation for Health for the second phase of the PrepareSTL campaign. Launched in April 2020 in partnership with the City of St. Louis Department of Health, the St. Louis County Department of Public…

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Free COVID-19 testing for all St. Louis City residents is now available

Free COVID-19 testing for all St. Louis City residents is now available

ST. LOUIS, June 8, 2020 – The City of St. Louis announced they are now offering free COVID-19 testing for city residents. The city’s health department is working with the St. Louis Regional Health Commission to offer the testing. The resident does not need to have any symptoms to be tested for the virus. This…

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‘This is what happens to us’: How U.S. cities lost precious time to protect black residents from the coronavirus

‘This is what happens to us’: How U.S. cities lost precious time to protect black residents from the coronavirus

June 3, 2020 – Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins had a hunch. He had used data compiled for emergency responders in late March to create a computerized map showing cases of the novel coronavirus by address. A cluster of red pins curved around downtown and extended into black neighborhoods toward the city’s western edge. At the…

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