Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
COVID-19 & Variant Information
The safety of our team members and our customers remains a top priority. Bi-State Development’s (BSD) Department of Public Safety tracks COVID-19 health conditions using the guidance of the World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as local/regional health authorities. Our emergency management procedures adapt and evolve to address COVID-19 and any variants
BSD COVID Contact Numbers
Cigna EAP (Available 24/7, free to team members and their family)
Find a COVID-19 Vaccine & Booster
COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are free and available to anyone who wants one. Vaccines.gov lists up-to-date vaccination services available in your area through pharmacies and health departments. Find a location near you, then call or visit the website of one of the providers listed to make an appointment.
For up to date status of the COVID-19 situation, continue to follow the Federal, State and Local Health Department Websites:
- Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
- Illinois Department of Public Health
- World Health Organization – Omicron Variant
- Ask The Doctor: COVID-19 Vaccine Recording
Presentation and Q&A with Dr. Michael Howell on COVID-19 vaccines
- VIDEO: How vaccines are developed?
- VIDEO: What are mRNA vaccines?
- Missouri COVID-19 Vaccine info
- Illinois COVID-19 Vaccine info
- Reassuring Children – Coronavirus Fears & Concerns (PDF)
- Coping with the Fear of Coronavirus (PDF)
- Managing Reactions to Coronavirus: Self-Care Strategies (PDF)
- Cigna Telehealth Connection (PDF)
- Cigna Total Behavioral Health Program (PDF)
- When in close proximity to other team members, you must wear your face mask. This includes while traveling in any vehicle with another team member.
- Minimize the number and frequency of face-to-face meetings with larger groups in areas with active coronavirus transmission.
- Encourage virtual meetings whenever possible.
- Communicate to team members that they have the option of participating in meetings by phone based on their personal risk decision.
What You Can Do to Help Slow the Spread
We also ask everyone to continue to follow good hygiene practices:
- Cover coughs or sneezes with your elbow. Do not use your hands!
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Soap and water should be your primary source of washing. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Clean surfaces frequently, including countertops, light switches, cell phones, remotes, and other frequently touched items.
BSD Emergency Operations Center
- We are communicating regularly – daily and weekly – with the CDC, regional and local health departments, and public health officials, and receive frequent updates related to COVID-19 developments.
- Metro’s Chief Safety Officer and General Manager of Public Safety review virus considerations within the Emergency Preparedness Program Plan and Continuity of Operations plan, and activate if directed.
If you believe you are experiencing symptoms, see your personal physician. Physicians know how to determine if individuals meet the risk classifications for the virus and the required testing and assessment protocols.