The CDC and IDPH strongly promote the COVID-19 vaccine for all persons ages 6 months and older. While it is not a requirement for eligible students to be vaccinated for COVID, it is highly recommended. School District 189 remains committed to supporting all eligible students, staff, parents and community members to become fully vaccinated. We have partnered with East Side Health District to provide multiple vaccination events and will continue to do so as appropriate. Contact East Side Health District if you are interested in receiving the COVID vaccine for your child or yourself.
Mental Health is more important than ever during #COVID-19. Resource list here.
Adults: Dial 2-1-1 to reach support from the United Way of Greater St. Louis. Our United Way 211 is still here to connect you to the resources you need. For Behavioral Health support, dial 211 (1.800.427.4626) and press 1 to get connected.
The Illinois Department of Human Services has launched a free text support line called Call4Calm. Individuals who want to speak with a mental health professional can text the word “TALK” or “HABLAR” (for Spanish speakers) to 552-020. Within 24 hours, that individual will receive a call from a mental health professional employed by a local community health center.
People can also text other terms, like “unemployment” or “food” or “shelter” to the same number to receive information on how to navigate and access supports and services. Call4Calm is free, and individuals who use it can remain anonymous.