Current Status

Superintendent's update

Read Dr. Barry Nelson's most recent update (8-10-22).

Free COVID-19 testing

Pattonville is partnering with the CDC, St. Louis University and Washington University to offer free COVID-19 testing for the Pattonville community. Tests are saliva-based and do not require nasal swabbing. Testing will be conducted from the patient's car and is available Mondays through Fridays. Results are typically available in 24 to 48 hours. To request a test, call (314) 454-4269. For more information, visit the partnership website.

Resources for COVID-19 testing can also be found on the St. Louis County Department of Public Health website at

St. Louis County COVID-19 Dashboard

St. Louis County is continuing to monitor and report COVID-19 positivity rates and launched a new dashboard in August 2022. The dashboard will update daily at 2 p.m.

Important Links

Getting vaccinated

Although fewer children have been infected with COVID-19 compared to adults, children can:

  • Be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19

  • Get sick from COVID-19

  • Spread COVID-19 to others.

CDC recommends everyone 12 years and older should get a COVID-19 vaccination to help protect against COVID-19. Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic. Getting your child or teen vaccinated can bring you one step closer to enjoying the activities you miss. Please continue to practice personal protective measures. Additional information from the CDC can be found here.​

Where to get a vaccine

Learn more about the vaccines, how they were developed, and where you can find a vaccine today at

Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines

After you've been Vaccinated

Stop and SCreen your health

Students and staff must not come to school if they are sick or test positive for COVID-19.

All students and staff are encouraged to test for COVID-19 if symptoms arise. A graphic describing COVID-19 symptoms is shown below. This list does not include all possible symptoms. The CDC continues to update this list as it learns more about COVID-19. Find out more at Anyone who tests positive should contact their doctor for further instructions and medical guidance.

Mental health and wellness supports

Missouri residents who may be experiencing stress and anxiety related to COVID-19 may call the “Show Me Hope Line” at 800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 for assistance. The service is available 24 hours a day throughout the week. For additional information, please click here.

Virtual Wellness Center

Pattonville values the emotional and mental well-being of every student, staff and community member. To support the entire school family, Pattonville’s counselors, social workers and social-emotional specialists created a website dedicated to mental and physical health and wellness. The Pattonville Wellness Center website serves as a resource of virtual toolkits, community supports and strategies to help with stress management, relaxation, mindfulness, exercise and more. The site also includes online and downloadable resources as well as school counseling contacts. Visit the website at

Other Information and Resource Links

CDC school study

Pattonville hosted an online presentation with infectious disease expert Dr. Jason Newland on May 18. During the event, Newland provided an update on COVID-19 and the results of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) program that included the Pattonville school community in studying COVID-19 transmission and mitigation strategies in schools.

View the May 2021 presentation at right.