On April 29, Dr. Dolores Gunn joined the City Academy Parents group on a Zoom call to answer questions about the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on our community.

Preventing Illness and the Spread of Illness

As a reminder, here are general recommendations to help prevent the spread of any respiratory virus (including Coronavirus):

  • Wash hands, with soap and water, frequently and for a duration of at least 20 seconds.
  • Use hand sanitizer gel (dispensers are available throughout our campus) when soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects you frequently touch (e.g. cell phones, laptops, keyboards, ear buds, etc.).
  • Avoid close contact with people exhibiting symptoms (fever, cough, etc.).
  • Stay home if you exhibit symptoms.
  • If you or your children have a fever greater than 99.4 degrees, remain at home until fever-free (without medication) for 24 hours.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing and/or sneezing and dispose of tissues in trash receptacles. Wash your hands after coughing or sneezing.

Health Information

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has activated a statewide public hotline for those needing guidance about COVID-19. The hotline is available 24 hours a day at 877-435-8411.

St. Louis County Health Department
St. Louis City Health Department
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
“Social Distancing: This Is Not a Snow Day”– An article detailing the importance of Social Distancing
Getting Your Household Ready for COVID-19
Handwashing: A Family Activity
Ready in 3: Create a Plan
Ready.gov Pandemic Information
Free Virtual COVID-19 Screening from SSM Healthcare