Recommendations to slow the spread:

St. Francois County continues to experience widespread community transmission of COVID-19. Our most vulnerable citizens and our healthcare workers need our help to slow the spread of the virus. Every citizen, business, and organization has a role to play.

The Health Center is advising the public to do the following:              

  • If you are sick, stay home and contact your medical provider.          
  • Avoid socializing in groups larger than 10 or groups that do not allow for proper social distancing.                                                                 
  • Wear face coverings when in public settings.                                          
  • When in public, individuals should maximize physical distance from others.      
  • Vulnerable persons should limit movement in the community to essential services only.  
  • Continue to practice good hygiene.                       

Case Investigation and Contact Tracing

St. Francois County Health Center has recently contracted with TalentBoost, a COVID-19 Case Investigation and Contact Tracing Company. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 you will receive a phone call from a TalentBoost employee to gather the necessary information.

Here’s what you can expect from Talent Boost:

  • You will receive a phone call from either 573-361-5444
  • If you decline the call or if the call appears as “Spam Risk”, they will leave a message with a call back number. PLEASE call them back.
  • The caller WILL NOT ask for social security numbers or ANY sort of bank account/credit card information.
  • The caller WILL ask for your name and date of birth
  • Talent Boost WILL NOT call a child’s phone. As long as the parent’s number is on record with the COVID-19 testing site, that is the number that will be called.

As always, please do NOT wait for a call from Talent Boost or the Health Center to start isolating or quarantining. Begin immediately if you are ill, test positive for COVID-19, or are a known contact of someone who has tested positive. For more information on when you may need to isolate/quarantine visit the CDC links below.

When to isolate:

When to quarantine:

Release Letter

Effective Monday, November 30th, 2020 St. Francois County Health Center will no longer provide release letters to individuals in quarantine due to COVID-19 within the County. This will allow more time for positive case investigation and close contact identification.

For COVID-19 Close Contacts:  Those who are considered close contacts, will need to communicate last date of exposure with their employer/school administration and reference CDC guidelines to determine release date.

CDC Isolation and Quarantine Guidance

Please see the info-graphic, along with the link to the new CDC guidelines.


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COVID-19 Update September 25, 2020