Monthly Archives: April 2020

The case for focusing St. Louis County’s federal money on the most vulnerable

[Source: KSDK.com] ST. LOUIS — St. Louis County Council voted on Tuesday to give County Executive Sam Page the authority to spend more than $173 million in federal coronavirus relief money. It was a party line vote. Democrats said Page needs the flexibility to make quick purchases on supplies like COVID-19 tests and personal protective […]

Hundreds of kids to receive technology to help them learn thanks to St. Louis County Library

[Source: KSDK.com] ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — More than 200 St. Louis County kids will receive technology aimed at helping them learn while they are unable to attend school. St. Louis County Library is providing 221 PBS Kids Playtime Pads to two school districts, Hancock Place and Ritenour, which will provide them to eligible families […]

St. Louis County Library Provides Educational Devices to Two Local School Districts

St. Louis County Library is providing 221 PBS Kids Playtime Pads to two local school districts to help families with young children keep learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each device comes pre-loaded with PBS content, including video clips, songs, educational games and apps. Families do not need internet access to use the Playtime Pads. The […]

As virus takes its toll, black leaders in St. Louis seek more equitable health measures

[Source: STLtoday.com] ST. LOUIS — Public health advocates say greater racial equity, access to health care and tighter relationships between St. Louis-area leaders and safety net services are among the critical measures needed to prevent African Americans from being disproportionately affected by health threats like COVID-19. The global coronavirus outbreak is casting a stark light […]

Donnybrook STL, April 23, 2020 – News source is Nine Network

[Source: ninenet.org] Watch this episode of Donnybrook centering around the current state of the COVID-19 outbreak. Charlie Brennan debates via Zoom with Bill McClellan, Wendy Wiese, Alvin Reid and Ray Hartmann. In the second half-hour, the panel is joined by Dr. Jason Purnell, Director of Health Equity Works at Washington University and leader of the […]

COVID-19 and ‘structural racism’ Blacks being infected at much higher rates, getting far sicker

[Source: stlamerican.com] It’s eerie. In October, Dr. Alex Garza, chief medical officer for St. Louis-based SSM Health, sat down to write an article titled “Guns, Germs and Health Care: Lessons Observed and Learned.” It was a chilling foresight into what our region is now facing. “In many ways, however, infectious diseases are similar to gun violence,” […]

St. Louis region forms COVID-19 response team

[Source: STLtoday.com] Dozens of St. Louis area nonprofits, social service agencies and governments are forming a response team to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Wednesday news release. The effort, called the COVID-19 Regional Response team, includes more than 43 local entities and intends to help people navigate resources and get help with […]