April 5, 2021
St. Charles County, Missouri – This week, April 5-11, is National Public Health Week. There is no better time than during this pandemic to pause and reflect on all that Public Health workers across the nation and the world have endured in their quest to keep us safe and well.
“In St. Charles County, we are grateful to our Department of Public Health,” says County Executive Steve Ehlmann. “I have watched for the past year as staff have worked relentlessly investigating, contact tracing, testing, quarantining, isolating, educating, and vaccinating. I have never seen a more dedicated group of individuals. We all owe them – and other public health professionals – our gratitude and support.”
The St. Charles County Department of Public Health serves the County’s residents through its Health Services Division (disease management, health education, immunizations, vital records, WIC, lab services); Environmental Division (recycling, license applications, mosquito control, environmental education, consumer protection, water and air quality); and Humane Services Division (pet adoption and fostering, animal control, community programs), and more. During the pandemic, the department has provided these services in addition to its tireless work with COVID. Staff have been temporarily reassigned to work on COVID projects when necessary, and hundreds of volunteers have been trained to assist with many of the tasks.
Please feel free to share these videos of St. Charles County Public Health in action vaccinating thousands of residents. If you come in contact with a Public Health professional, please take a moment to say, “Thank you.”
Indoor Mass COVID-19 Vaccination at the Family Arena
Outdoor Mass COVID-19 Vaccination at the Family Arena
For more information on the Department of Public Health, please visit sccmo.org/PublicHealth.