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Update April 7th, 2020

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Covid-19 Community Testing Results for Ste Genevieve County 4-7-2020 4:00 pm Tested: 114 Negative: 85 Positive: 6 Pending: 23 Deaths related to Covid-19: 1

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Update April 6, 2020

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Update April 6, 2020

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Current testing number for Ste. Genevieve County a…

04/02/2020 (STE GENEVIEVE COUNTY HEALTH DEPT) Hits:134

Current testing numbers for Ste Genevieve County as of 4:45 pm April 2, 2020 Tested: 91 Negative: 52 Positive: 6 Pending: 33 Deaths: 0 We would like to provide an explanation...

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COLD, FLU, ALLERGIES, Or COVID-19

03/25/2020 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:319

COLD, FLU, ALLERGIES, Or COVID-19

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Coronavirus update March 20,2020

03/20/2020 (Sandra Bell) Hits:395

The Health Department staff are most appreciative of all the positive support we have been receiving from community partners, as well as the community at large. We, at the health...

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Health Department closed daily from 2pm-4pm

03/19/2020 (Sandra Bell) Hits:124

Effective today, March 19, 2020 the health department will be closed to the public from 2pm-4pm to allow staff to address immediate health department issues and continue to prepare for...

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Missouri opens novel coronavirus information hotli…

03/11/2020 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:247

  JEFFERSON CITY, MO –The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) activated a statewide public hotline for citizens or providers needing guidance regarding the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. At...

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Breastfeeding Baby Shower April 28th, 2020

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Breastfeeding Baby Shower April 28th, 2020

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Women's Safety Seminar

03/06/2020 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:88

Women's Safety Seminar

Women's Safety Seminar Provided by Alpha Protection Date: March 25th 2020 Location: Ste. Genevieve County Health Department 115 Basler Dr. Ste. Genevieve, Mo 63670 (Lower Level) Time: 6pm-7pm Topics Covered: *Awareness *Intuition...

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Executive Session 3-6-2020

03/06/2020 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:128

The agenda for today's meeting is posted in the attachement. This meeting is closed to the public.

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Health Department will be closed 2-17-20

02/13/2020 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:122

Health Department will be closed 2-17-20

  The Health Department will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17th for President's Day!

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Health Department closed 2-12-2020

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Health Department closed 2-12-2020

The Health Department will be closed on Wednesday Feb. 12th. We will reopen on Thursday at 8am.

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Weather Spotter Class March 10, 2020

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Weather Spotter Class March 10, 2020

Tornado and severe weather season is rapidly approaching us which brings to mind proper preparation for these events. One of the first things we need to do is educate ourselves...

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Health Department Services

02/10/2020 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:138

Ste Genevieve County Health Department Services Infant and Child Immunizations CDC ACIP Recommended Adult Immunizations CDC ACIP Recommended Tuberculosis testing In house health screenings with results provided at time of visit: A1C, LIPID, Glucose,...

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Heavenly Hope Event

02/10/2020 (Ste Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:119

Heavenly Hope Event

The Health Department will be present to provide free Flu shots, Free Hepatitis A shots and free Hepatitis C testing.

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Closed 2/11/20 from 8am to 9:30am for Staff Traini…

02/10/2020 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:122

Closed 2/11/20 from 8am to 9:30am for Staff Training

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Community Support Group March 3, 2020

02/10/2020 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:249

Community Support Group March 3, 2020

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Coronavirus testing NOT available at the Health De…

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Coronavirus testing NOT available at the Health Department

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Heart Health and Pregnancy

02/03/2020 (Kim Grass, RN) Hits:131

Heart Health and Pregnancy

February is Heart Health Month. What better time to focus on how smoking can affect the heart health of pregnant women? High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, in pregnancy is...

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Coronavirus Update 1-30-2020

01/30/2020 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:194

Ste Genevieve County Health Department works with MO Department of Health and Senior Services and CDC to stay informed and up to date on disease related information including the 2019...

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Family and Friends CPR Class Available

01/28/2020 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:144

Family and Friends CPR Class Available

Ste. Genevieve County Health Department will be offering American Heart Association “Family and Friends” CPR classes on Tuesday February 25th, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 p.m. This class is for...

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Health Department Closing Early Today

01/17/2020 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:165

Health Department Closing Early Today

The health department will be closing at 11:00 am this morning due to inclement weather coming in to the area. We encourage everyone to take precautions while outside. We will...

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Register Now for the Weather Spotter Class Coming …

01/13/2020 (Ste Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:338

Register Now for the Weather Spotter Class Coming to Sainte Genevieve

  Tornado and severe weather season is rapidly approaching us which brings to mind proper preparation for these events. One of the first things we need to do is educate ourselves...

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Community Support Group Starting in February

01/13/2020 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:247

Community Support Group Starting in February

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New Year, Healthier Mouth

01/13/2020 (Sandi Holifield, Dental Hygienist) Hits:180

New Year, Healthier Mouth

  What does ringing in the new year have to do with being mouth healthy? More than you may think. Did you know that you should replace your toothbrush every three to...

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Children and Electronic Devices

01/13/2020 (Ste Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:174

Children and Electronic Devices

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DHSS continues to urge flu vaccination

01/13/2020 (Julie Flieg, RN) Hits:177

DHSS continues to urge flu vaccination

  JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Flu activity is currently widespread throughout Missouri. 11,171 cases of influenza have been reported in Missouri so far. 11 people have died from influenza-associated illness this...

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Don’t Lose your Resolve to Quit Smoking and Live H…

01/07/2020 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:185

Don’t Lose your Resolve to Quit Smoking and Live Healthier - Nicotine Free in 2020!

     Sticking to New Year’s resolutions can be really tough, especially if it’s a major lifestyle change like quitting smoking. Many times we start out strong then lose steam after a...

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2019 - 2020 Flu Season

01/03/2020 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:278

The flu season officially started Sept. 29 and as of December 21, 2019, Missouri has seen 4,299   cases of flu. Ste Genevieve County has reported twenty-two case of influenza this...

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WIC Continues to Improve the Health of Missouri’s …

01/02/2020 (Ste Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:188

 Every month, over 100,000 Missourians participate in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, commonly known as WIC. The program provides nutrition information, breastfeeding support and nutritious...

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Nicotine Addiction and Vaping

12/27/2019 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:229

Nicotine Addiction and Vaping

  What is nicotine addiction like? Are you feeling edgy, anxious, restless, angry, can’t sleep? When the nicotine wears off - your brain craves more. The more you vape, the more...

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Health Department Holiday Closings

12/18/2019 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:226

Health Department Holiday Closings

The Health Department will be closed on the following days during the holidays: December 19th 11:30 - 1:30 for staff Christmas party December 24th 2019 December 25th 2019 January 1, 2020 We wish everyone a...

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An Opioid Overdose Can Happen Anytime

12/18/2019 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:234

An Opioid Overdose Can Happen Anytime

If you, a family member, or a friend are addicted to heroin or narcotic painkillers known as opioids, having Narcan readily available can save a life. A nasal...

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Stop The Vape Missouri

12/18/2019 () Hits:257

Stop The Vape Missouri

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services       One JUUL pod has the same level of nicotine as a pack of cigarettes. Nicotine can harm parts of the teen brain that control...

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Weather Spotter Class Coming to Sainte Genevieve M…

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Weather Spotter Class Coming to Sainte Genevieve March 2020

  Tornado and severe weather season is rapidly approaching us which brings to mind proper preparation for these events. One of the first things we need to do is educate ourselves...

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Pack N Plays Still Available for New Parents!

12/18/2019 (Ste Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:224

Pack N Plays Still Available for New Parents!

  The Health Department still has Pack N Plays available to help parents provide a safe sleep environment for their babies. Guidelines are listed below. Community Partnership of Southeast Missouri donated Pack...

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DHSS announces public forum on medical marijuana v…

12/18/2019 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:226

  JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Section for Medical Marijuana Regulation, will hold a public forum to receive input on how the Medical...

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Community Program on Addiction and Narcan

12/02/2019 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:254

Community Program on Addiction and Narcan

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Free Rapid HIV/HEP C testing

12/17/2019 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:279

Free Rapid HIV/HEP C testing

FREE Rapid HIV/HEP C testing is available at The Health Department! Confidential and get results in 20 minutes. No appointment necessary. Call for questions. (573)883-7411!

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Flu Shots Available

11/20/2019 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:280

Flu Shots Available

The Health Department still has plenty of flu shots available including the High Dose for those 65 years old and up. Please bring your insurance card. We also have options...

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Missouri opens novel coronavirus information hotline

 
JEFFERSON CITY, MO –The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) activated a statewide public hotline for citizens or providers needing guidance regarding the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. At 8 a.m. today, the hotline opened and can be reached at 877-435-8411. The hotline is being operated by medical professionals and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
“Communication is vital to our response to this rapidly-evolving situation,” said Dr. Randall Williams, director of DHSS. “For several weeks, our COVID-19 webpage has been and continues to be a great resource for the public, but having the hotline as an additional resource will likely be invaluable as citizens seek guidance for their concerns.”
To date, 46 patients in Missouri have been tested for the virus that causes COVID-19; one of those has tested positive.
“It is important to know what to do if you have concerns about an illness during this outbreak,” said Williams. “For those who may be at risk for COVID-19, we encourage them to utilize this hotline or call their health care provider or local public health agency to inform them of their travel history and symptoms. They’ll be instructed on how to receive care without exposing others to the possible illness.” 
Simple preventive actions that help prevent the spread of all types of respiratory viruses include:
·       Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
·       Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
·       Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

Coronavirus testing NOT available at the Health Department

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