Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Bi-State Development’s (BSD) Department of Public Safety continues to track health conditions using the guidance of the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. BSD continues to adapt and evolve our emergency management procedures to address the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The safety of our team members and our customers remains a top priority.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Ask The Doctor: COVID-19 Vaccine Recording
Added April 15 – Presentation and Q&A with Dr. Michael Howell on COVID-19 vaccines
Register for the COVID-19 Vaccine
You can increase your opportunities of getting the COVID-19 vaccine by registering with your healthcare provider or county health department. More and more vaccination sites are being added every week in the St. Louis region, but you must already be registered to get an appointment. Check out the links below for more information for these counties:
BSD COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs
COVID-19 All Team Notices
WHO Proper Mask Usage (Video)
Proper Hand Washing Technique (Video)
Proper Glove Removal (Video)
Disinfecting Call-A-Ride Vans (Video)
Hand Sanitizer (Video)
March 24, 2020 (PDF)
March 21, 2020 (PDF)
March 20, 2020 (PDF)
Like many other organizations, we are also focused on:
- Minimizing the number and frequency of face-to-face meetings with larger groups in areas with active coronavirus transmission.
- Encouraging virtual meetings whenever possible.
- Communicating that team members have the option of participating in meetings by phone based on their personal risk decision.
- Team Member Coronavirus Awareness Training
- Coronavirus Dispelling Myths Training
- COVID-19 | Influenza | Cold Symptom Comparison Chart
- Team Member Prevention Poster
What Our Team Members can do:
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.
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
- Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
Bi-State Development | Metro Emergency Operations Center Updates
- We will be communicating regularly (daily and weekly) with CDC, Regional and Local Health/Public Health Officials. Communication with regional and state public health officials and public safety partners reports risk to the general public remains low.
- Metro’s Chief Safety Officer and General Manager of Public Safety will 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.
Continue to check this web page for further updates.