Local groups are rising to meet the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic to mental health in the community  By Charlotte Beard Behavioral Health Response (BHR) services for mental health has experienced a surge of calls for help due to this COVID-19 crisis. The community has long witnessed the impact of COVID-19 in how various sectors…

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Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service deals with many challenges keeping its food bank up and running as demand increases By Brett Auten During these restless and challenging times, the Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service is the little engine that could. When trying to feed the vulnerable during a pandemic, you need all hands…

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Rising to the challenge With school districts closed for the rest of the school year due to COVID-19, educators innovate to keeps students engaged and connected  By Brett Auten Suspicions turned to facts last week. As a result of Governor Mike Parson’s directive, all Missouri school districts will be closed for the remainder of the…

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By Charlotte Beard First Responders in the Florissant community have sought various ways to address the added challenges of protecting and serving citizens during the pandemic. “The public has been very understanding,” stated Chief of Police Timothy Fagan for the Florissant Police Department. “We are a department that encourages a lot of interaction between our…

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With schools closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, parents and teachers all over St. Charles County are facing the challenges of remote education By Brett Auten Since the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, everyone’s new normal looks very different depending on the day. With all schools closed through at least April 24, how to keep some type…

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St. Louis Crisis Nursery continues to provide family support services and emergency respite care for children during the COVID-19 outbreak By Charlotte Beard The needs of children and families who are in a social and/or economic crisis do not disappear when a disaster hits the nation. Those needs will no doubt be magnified during such…

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Face Shield Initiative STL is a group of St. Louis volunteer designers, fabricators and doctors developing facemasks for local EMTs, nurses and doctors By Brett Auten The fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is continuing on several fronts. Inventor Forge Makerspace, located in the Economic Development Center (EDC) of St. Charles County Incubator, is helping lead…

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St. Louis City and County leaders introduce strict measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 across the region By Charlotte Beard On March 17, public officials across the St. Louis region and health experts displayed unity amidst their practicing social distancing as they addressed COVID-19 concerns and presented executive orders to combat the pandemic…

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Global pandemic hits home as local leaders encourage social distancing and local businesses face closure  By Brett Auten It is at the forefront of everyone’s mind and it is impacting all walks of life. The coronavirus (COVID-19), the pandemic that is infecting and in killing individuals around the world at an astonishing rate, has everyone…

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