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Coronavirus News and Important Updates
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If You Are Planning to Visit Annie Malone:
The residential and school facilities at Annie Malone Children and Family Services are confined spaces where people have close contact; please refrain from visiting youth in our facilities if you are sick, have flu symptoms, are running a fever, or have been exposed to an infectious disease. There are steps people can take to reduce their risk of getting any viral respiratory infections; please see the tips on the poster to the right.
Any calls for basic COVID-19 information should be directed to Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) activated a statewide public hotline for citizens or providers needing guidance regarding the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The hotline can be reached at 877-435-8411. The hotline is being operated by medical professionals and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Anyone who believes they have been exposed to COVID-19 or if they are experiencing symptoms should call the St. Louis City Department of Public Health hotline at (314) 657-1499. You can visit the City's health department website at by clicking here.
Important Information and Links
For basic questions involving COVID-19, please refer to the guidance and recommendations that are being disseminated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.
What is Annie Malone Doing?
The health and well-being of our staff, children, and visitors is of ultimate priority for our agency. As circumstances change and information becomes more readily available, we will make any necessary adjustments in our procedures. Here's what we are currently doing to keep everyone safe:
We have stepped up our routine cleaning and sanitization efforts in all our buildings and vehicles including more frequent sanitation actions.
We are providing all staff with information on safer hygiene practices
We are adjusting our procedures for visitors to help keep children safe.
We are providing information to our families on safer hygiene practies.
We are working with state and local health officials to ensure we have the latest information and taking advantage of resources available to us.
We are collaborating with other agencies to help implement best practices.
We are evaluating our policies around sick leave to accommodate our team members who may need time off.
Jayson Tatum Foundation Makes Dreams Come True at Annie Malone
The holidays were much brighter for the children in residential care thanks to the generosity of a St. Louis NBA phenom who understands better than most the responsibility that comes with success.
Jayson Tatum, a Chaminade graduate and formidable forward for the Boston Celtics, started the Jayson Tatum Foundation with the goal of helping others. The impact of his generosity was on full display recently as children in our residential facility beamed with joy upon seeing their newly refurbished multipurpose room for the first time. Dubbed "The Dream Team," a group of volunteers from the foundation led by Tatum's aunt Christan Shelton, spent countless hours painting, shopping, designing and pulling together a room suited just for the children who will use it. The brightly colored room now boasts comfortable flexible seating, a state-of-the-art gaming center, new flat screen televisions for movie night, an arts & crafts area and culturally-focused books for the library. We have to give a special shout out to Brandy Cole, Jayson Tatum, Kristie Jursch, Christan Shelton and the Shelton family (Reuben, D'Anne, and Heather), Kelly Smith, Joe Westbrook and everyone at the Jayson Tatum Foundation for making dreams come true for our children in residential care.
Zetas Join Annie Malone on Fox 2 News
CEO SaraLahman along with Zeta Phi Beta Inc. National President Valerie Hollingsworth visited Fox 2 News to share plans for 2020. Watch here.
Black History Feature on Annie Malone
The Southern Illinoisan prepared a thorough feature on Annie Malone for Black History Month. Click here.
Learn more about the inaugural Family Reunion Weekend in this 2-part series from STL-TV.
Sara Lahman is New Annie Malone CEO
The St. Louis American Newspaper covers our new CEO, Sara Lahman. Click here to read article.
5k Run Featured on KTVI Fox 2
KTVI coverage of the 1st Annual 5K Run to end child abuse can be found here.
Annie Malone 130th Anniversary Events
The St. Louis American Newspaper highlights our 130th Anniversary kickoff. Click here.
Annie Malone Featured on Fox 2 News
Bonita Cornute provides this excellent profile highlighting programs and services at Annie Malone Children & Family Services. Click here.