COVID-19 RESOURCES

You are an important part of the Komen family, and we will get through this together. Thank you for working with us to support those affected by breast cancer, especially the most vulnerable in our city. This wouldn’t be possible without you.

Breast cancer doesn’t stop, and neither do we. Whatever comes our way, Komen Missouri is with you and is ready to help provide resources and support for you and our communities.

Please continue to take care of YOU, your family, your friends and neighbors.

COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE RESOURCES AND INFORMATION:

Missouri 24 Hour Hotline:  877.435.8411

Missouri Department of Health
Visit health.mo.gov

City of St. Louis Department of Health
314.657.1499 Available 7 days a week, 8am-10pm health@stlouis-mo.gov

Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services
24 Hour Hotline: 877.435.8411
You can also visit the DHSS COVID-19 website

Illinois Department of Public Health
Call 1.800.889.3931 or visit dph.illinois.gov

United Way of Greater St. Louis
Call 2-1-1 or 1.800.427.4626 to be connected to a hotline 24 hours a day. You can also check their website at 211helps.org.

The Missouri Department of Labor has information for businesses and workers available at: https://labor.mo.gov/coronavirus

Centers for Disease Control
Visit COVID-19/Coronavirus Information

BREAST CANCER AND COVID-19 RESOURCES:

There are many news stories and stories on social media, it’s hard to keep up and know where to go for reliable information. We recommend checking the CDC website for immediate access to the latest information as it is posted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

You can also monitor our Komen Newsroom as we post press releases and www.komen.org.

The Komen Breast Care Helpline 1 877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) can provide information, psychosocial support and help with coping strategies related to anxiety or concerns during these uncertain times. The service is offered in English and Spanish, Monday through Friday from 9:00a.m. – 10:00p.m. ET. You can also email the helpline at helpline@komen.org.

Komen’s latest recommendation about breast health screenings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 INFORMATION:

Transmission

  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person
  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet)
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes
  • It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads

Symptoms

Patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Prevention

The best way to prevent infection is to take precautions to avoid exposure to this virus, which are similar to the precautions you take to avoid the flu. CDC always recommends these everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

OTHER FEDERAL RESOURCES:

Additional Resources:

ACS: Common Questions About the New Coronavirus Outbreak 

NCI: Coronavirus: What People with Cancer Should Know 

FDA Guidance on Conduct of Clinical Trials of Medical Products during COVID-19 Pandemic 

Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce COVID19 mortality and healthcare demand

MQSA (Mammography Quality Standards Act) Inspection Information Related to COVID-19

Federal Assistance for Small Businesses:

The U.S. Small Business Administration will be offering loan assistance for businesses impacted by COVID-19. For additional information, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center.

Call 1.800.659.2955 (TTY:1.800.877.8339) or e-mail disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.