COVID-19 Data Dashboard
The MRH COVID-19 Dashboard is updated each weekday; vaccination rates are updated weekly on Fridays.
Since the onset of the pandemic, Maplewood Richmond Heights administration has provided the Board of Education COVID-19 metric updates which are used for planning and decision-making. The District continues to carefully monitor the recent surge of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 and has determined we must implement all resources available to protect the health and safety of our students and staff.
It is critical that MRH review current mitigation measures in place as a means to ensure a continuation of in-person learning for all students. Widespread vaccination and layered mitigation measures are crucial in stopping the spread of COVID-19.
Preventing COVID-19 In Schools
In order to effectively prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools, we need to work in close partnership with all of our families. You are our most important partners during these challenging times. You can help us keep the schools open in several important ways:
Complete a daily health check on your student every morning before sending them to school. Be particularly mindful of nasal congestion, coughing, difficulty breathing, and fevers. Here is the link to Daily Health Check. If your student has any symptoms, please do the following:
- Keep your student home and notify the school right away. Here is a link to the online reporting form: 2021-2022 MRH Student Illness Reporting Form
- Follow the following symptom decision tree used throughout the region by all STL area school districts: Student Symptoms Decision Tree: Washington University
- Contact your primary healthcare provider
- Get tested by a healthcare professional if your student has 1high risk symptom or 2+ low-risk symptoms. Testing is a key part of the strategy to decrease the spread of
COVID-19 in schools. DPH recommends COVID-19 testing for any child with any high-risk symptom, especially upper respiratory symptoms. Even children with a history of asthma or allergies should be tested. (Source: STL County DPH Brief 9-8-2021) Please note that the school will not be able to accept home test kit results for re-admittance to school.
Follow asthma and allergy action plans: If your student has a history of asthma or
allergies, provide a copy of the action plan with the school nurse and follow all of the preventative steps in the evening or in the morning before coming to school.
- NOTE: However, since COVID-19 triggers allergic/asthmatic reactions, the STL
County Department of Health still requires testing for anyone with upper
respiratory symptoms at school (Source: STL County DPH Brief 9-8-2021)
If we work together, we can safely and effectively keep our schools open for in-person learning.
Back to School in 2021-2022
Comments/questions may be emailed or call 314-644-4400.
Virtual Learning Options
Family Survey on Use of ESSER Relief Funds
Please take this survey to help MRH determine how best to spend federal COVID-19 relief funds.
REGIONAL VACCINATION INFORMATION
St. Louis County Library and the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health are teaming up to offer vaccine events at library branches. Vaccines will be offered at no cost. Health insurance or proof of residency is not required. Additional information about the vaccination process is available at www.stlcorona.com.
Appointments can be made at www.stlcorona.com, but walk-ups will also be accepted. Consent forms must be completed in order to receive a vaccine. Forms and other information are available at www.stlcorona.com.
Appointments will be made for the second dose and follow-up clinics will be scheduled.
St. Louis County DPH Clinics Available for Care and Vaccines
The St. Louis County Department of Public Health accepts walk-ins for vaccinations at all three of its DPH health clinics:
- John C. Murphy Health Center in Berkeley
- South County Health Center in Sunset Hills
- North Central Community Health Center in Pine Lawn
Clinics are open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until noon and 1 – 5 p.m. Residents may also make appointments for vaccinations at the three clinics if they wish. For vaccination appointments, please click here. For those who would like to see all of the many walk-in vaccination opportunities in the coming days, a complete schedule can be found here.
Coping with COVID-19: Family Resources
Recommended Actions at Home:
- Wash your hands and have your kids wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds frequently throughout the day.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Do not come to school if you have flu-like symptoms (elevated temperature, cough, shortness of breath).
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces in your home frequently.
- If you are unsure whether your contact information is up to date in MRH systems, contact your school office. This is necessary to receive timely messages via email, texts, mail, and phone calls.
How to self-report:
Anytime you believe you have been in contact with a person who is later quarantined, were in close proximity to confirmed cases of COVID-19, or believe you are exhibiting symptoms you should seek guidance from health professionals immediately. The local department of public health hotline number is 314-615-2660. The state of Missouri hotline number is 1-877-435-8411.
Reliable sources of information related to COVID-19: