Health Secur 2021 Apr 1. Epub 2021 Apr 1.
Carole R. Baskin, DVM, MSc, is Director, Communicable Disease Control Services; Mark Barry, MBA, MIB, is Director, Fiscal Services; Rachel E. Cohen, MPH, is a Public Health Coordinator, Health Promotions & Public Health Research; Colleen Condren, MSW, MPA, is a Change Management Officer; Sarah Crosley, MA, is a Public Health Coordinator; Carrie D. Dickhans is Director, Environmental Services; Kate Donaldson, MPH, is Assistant Division Director, Division of Health Promotion and Public Health Research; Sharon Gardner, MBA, is Director, Human Resources; Ken J. A. Griffin, MA, was Chief Operating Officer, Public Health & Primary Care Integration; Arletta Place is Director, Administrative Services; and Emily D. Doucette, MD, MSPH, FAAFP, and Spring Schmidt are Acting Co-Directors; all at St. Louis County Department of Public Health, Berkeley, MO. Ken J. A. Griffin is now Chief Operating Officer, Howard Brown Health, Chicago, IL.
The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched limited public health resources beyond measures, particularly at the local level. What started as an interesting report of pneumonia of unknown etiology in late December 2019 in Wuhan, China, bloomed into an international crisis by mid-January 2020. However, it was not until late January, when the first case was reported in the United States, that a new reality took shape for US public health agencies. Read More