ST. LOUIS, April 8, 2020 – Starting the weekend of April 11, canvassers, outfitted in personal protection equipment, are going to high-visibility community hotspots in the St. Louis region, such as grocery and convenience stores, gas stations, laundromats, and check cashing businesses.
They are placing posters, sandwich boards and flyers at these locations, warning about COVID-19 and reminding the community how to slow its spreads.
Zip codes with the highest poverty rates have been selected for the community canvassing. Many are in North St. Louis City and County, including 63106, 63107, 63115 and 63120 in the city and 63136 in the county.
Their efforts are part of a campaign called PrepareSTL, organized by the Regional Health Commission, the City of St. Louis Department of Health and the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health and powered by Missouri Foundation for Health.