Where we are now: Understanding COVID-19 is key to controlling it.
We realize that throughout our community, fatigue is settling in surrounding COVID-19 safety measures. But COVID-19 is still our reality, and precautions like masking and physical distancing remain essential. Consider the following facts about hospital care and COVID-19:
- COVID-19 hospitalizations are 4.6 times those of an average flu season (based on CoxHealth data from March through mid-December)
- COVID-19 patients require more continuous care than other patients
- Inpatient beds are near capacity across Missouri from COVID-19 infections
- We use about 6 times more oxygen every day due to COVID-19
For updates and the latest information in our communities, we recommend checking local health department COVID-19 resources:
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has activated a statewide public hotline for citizens or providers needing guidance regarding COVID-19. The hotline can be reached at 877-435-8411. The hotline is being operated by medical professionals and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
See COVID-19 vaccine FAQs, get the latest updates on the state's distribution plans and learn when you might be eligible for the vaccine.
Can I Still Get Regular Care?
You might be wondering if it's safe to come to the doctor’s office or the hospital due to COVID-19 concerns. Learn about the precautions we're taking to make sure you can still get the health care you need.
I Have Symptoms
Need a test? Unsure if you have COVID-19 or the flu? Been exposed to someone with COVID-19? Learn what to do if you have flu, COVID-19 or any other respiratory symptoms.
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