COVID-19 — What you need to know!

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We’re here for you. No matter the size of the emergency — from cat stuck in a tree to global pandemic — your Robertson Fire Protection District is here to help. As we as a community deal with the local impact of COVID-19, we’d like to share a few reminders to help you stay healthy and safe.

ABOUT COVID-19

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Symptoms include:
- A fever of 100.4° F or above
- A dry cough
- Shortness of breath.

Please note that according to medical officials, symptoms do not include a runny nose or nasal congestion.

IF YOU SUSPECT YOU HAVE COVID-19

If you have the symptoms above, or have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, do not go to the emergency room. You should call your doctor first, then the St. Louis County Health Line at (314) 615-2660. Doctors and health officials will advise you further about your specific situation.

If you do not have a primary care physician, or would prefer another method for testing, Mercy Hospital is offering online screenings for COVID-19 here. This site can also guide you to a Virtual Visit with a medical professional if it is deemed necessary.

Mercy Hospital is also operating a drive-through test collection site at the Mercy Virtual Care Center, 15740 S. Outer Forty Rd. in Chesterfield. The site is exclusively for patients who have a fever of at least 100.4° F and respiratory symptoms including cough or shortness of breath and either travel to a high-risk area or contact with a known patient. Anyone seeking a test must call Mercy’s COVID-19 Clinical Support Line at (314) 251-0500 before arriving.

PREVENTION

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It is important for us to come together as a community to prevent the spread of this deadly disease. Measures we can take include:
- Social distancing (avoiding public spaces unless absolutely necessary)
- Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
- Not touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

We encourage you to 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.

Many people may be carrying the disease without showing symptoms. We urge you to follow local guidelines regarding social distancing and public spaces.

If you have COVID-19, or believe you do, follow these instructions to help prevent the spread of the disease.

As always, if you or a loved one is in an emergency medical situation, call 911 and we'll be there to help! If you are able, please let the 911 operator know if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms so we can make sure we are prepared to provide proper care.

FIRE DISTRICT VISITORS AND EVENTS

We are still here and ready to respond if you have an emergency! However, to help keep our firefighters and paramedics safe, we are not allowing visitors to the Robertson Fire Protection District offices and fire stations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All community education programs, activities and events are also canceled until further notice.

We are still providing help with smoke alarms, permits and plan reviews, please call (314) 291-6671 to schedule an appointment.

If you have an emergency, please call 911. If you need any additional assistance from our team, please call (314) 291-6671.