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Across the St. Louis region, black residents disproportionately hit by the coronavirus

[Source:] ST. LOUIS COUNTY — Across the St. Louis metro area, the new coronavirus appears to be hitting black residents disproportionately hard, health officials said Wednesday as cases of the virus continued to surge across the region. By Wednesday evening, Missouri’s statewide confirmed cases topped 3,300, and Illinois reached 15,000 cases. At least 55 […]

ArchCity Defenders and Close the Workhouse campaign release interviews of inmates in St. Louis city jails

[Source:] ArchCity Defenders and the Close the Workhouse campaign have released a series of legal declarations and audio recordings from people incarcerated in St. Louis City’s jails, describing the “unsanitary and unsafe conditions” in both the City Justice Center  and the Medium Security Institution, also known as the Workhouse. “They don’t hand out hand […]

Washington University ICTS member Jason Purnell to lead St. Louis team responding to COVID-19

[Source:] Jason Purnell, of the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, will lead a response team of over 40 St. Louis area nonprofits, social service agencies and governments to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 Regional Response team aims to help people navigate resources and get help with needs including employment, […]

Food pantries scramble to keep shelves full, volunteers and clients safe

[Source:] Clients aren’t allowed inside the Community Interfaith Food Pantry in Belleville anymore. They stand outdoors on spots painted on the asphalt, in the manner that’s now commonplace — as though there are six invisible people standing between each person. A gloved and masked volunteer holds a baggie out, and people in need of… […]