Thank you for visiting our COVID-19 Communications page. We will be updating this page daily as situations change. We also have a weekly news bulletin we send out on Friday afternoons with the latest information on the COVID-19 situation and other city business. To sign up, email Communications Director Allison Bamberger at email@example.com or sign up online here.
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Message from University City Police on COVID-19
Parks, Centennial Commons and Community Center
All parks, trails and sports courts are now closed in University City due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Due to the National State of Emergency for the Coronavirus, effective Sunday, March 15, 2020, 1:00 a.m. Centennial Commons and the Community Center will be closed until further notice. Both buildings will be deep cleaned. Until further notice, all Commission, Committee, and Board meetings are cancelled.
As we continue to navigate the challenges presented during the outbreak of COVID-19, we are continuing to work on a Golden Lion participant meal distribution program with our partner agencies and will update participants on the availability of meals for seniors as soon as possible
Lap swim at University City Natatorium will be closed March 16 - April 3.
Parks Department Updates
Mulch Delivery Services
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the availability of staff to perform essential services, the City will be suspending any new requests for mulch delivery services until further notice.
Solid Waste Services
- Bulk item collection has been suspended until a future date
- Yard-waste collection has changed to a call-in service, effective Monday, March 30, to meet the logistical needs of the current work environment as required under the County Executive Order. The standard yard waste stickers requirement is waived until the end of this implementation period. The calls for yard waste service must be made to the department office (314) 505-8560 by the end of the business day prior to the regular collection day where a residence is located. If you are on a Monday collection route, please ensure calling it in as of the close of business on Friday of the previous week.
- Trash and recycling collection continues as regularly scheduled. Please ensure your carts are on the curbside before 7:00 a.m. on the collection day. Walk-out service for trash and recycling at qualified residences also continues as regularly scheduled. Please contact the department office at (314) 505-8560 with any questions.
- It is critical at this time to keep contamination out of recycling. Please keep the sorters at the recycling plant safe by only putting acceptable items in your recycling cart or dumpster. NEVER place medical waste or personal protective equipment in recycling; i.e. wipes, gloves, masks, paper towels, medical needles are NOT allowed.
Only recycle clean and dry:
• paper and cardboard
• plastic, glass, and metal household containers
Drop Off and Pick Up Hours
Due to the Current COVID -19 Crises, effective March 25, 2020, the Planning & Development Department will only accommodate the drop off and pick up of all permits and applications during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. These measures are being implemented due to the closure of City Hall. All drop off’s and pickups will be located at a temporary station at the former police station east side entrance of City Hall. If you have any questions please contact the Planning & Development Department at 314-505-8500. Applicants should provide a photocopy ID and appropriate authorization documentation with the packet. If you choose to pay by check please include it with your application or if you choose to pay by credit card staff will contact you once the application is entered to collect payment via telephone.
The City has established a COVID-19 Business Resource Page with information for restaurants and other businesses regarding regional and national funding assistance information. The City is also exploring ways to assist on a local level. For more information, contact Libbey Tucker, Director of Economic Development, firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 505-8533.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the University City Municipal Division dockets have been postponed. Notice of your new court date will be mailed to the address on file with the court. The Court office is closed to the public. Updates can be checked on Municourt.net. For further information please visit the
- The Library redesigned its website to focus on Library resources you can access from home. In particular, there’s a tab at the top of the page “Enjoy the Library from Home!” which includes links to all of our e-media platforms, as well as links to their help pages.
- Library staff are recording and uploading all kinds of videos to the Library’s YouTube channel, including story times for kids and grown-ups, book talks, and how-to videos for fun stuff to do at home.
- Staff has switched phone reference service hours to 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, (314) 827-5669. Email reference is available at email@example.com.
- The Library is also very active on our Facebook page, sharing information about Library resources, COVID-19, and the 2020 Census, as well as the videos we’re posting on our YouTube channel.
Business Assistance Information
Daily COVID-19 Updates
April 8, 2020
St. Louis County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update
National Guard Assistance
The Missouri National Guard will be arriving in our area soon. Today, the St. Louis County Executive’s Office, in partnership with the Department of Public Health (DPH), the St. Louis County Police Department’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM), and local hospitals, requested the assistance of the National Guard in the COVID-19 response. The duties of the Guard will include support staffing at testing sites, medical buildings, and other facilities at this time. Their attention will be focused on securing and supporting. The Guard is not here for any enforcement action of the Stay at Home Orders.
Substance Abuse During a Pandemic
Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. Some of our friends and family members that might be more susceptible to the increased use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs may need more assistance. Those that have support networks based on interacting with others, peer groups, and meetings will have to identify and utilize other options as we respond to this pandemic. There are many service-providers that are providing valuable and free support online.
- Contact Behavioral Health Response (BHR): 314-469-6644 or http://bhrstl.org/
- Mid-Missouri Crisis Line: Text “HAND” to 839863
- The ARCHway Institute: https://thearchwayinstitute.org/
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): 314-962-4670 or https://www.namistl.org/online-programming/
- We Connect Health Management: https://www.weconnectrecovery.com/
- Smart Recovery: https://tinyurl.com/ue9yp5a
- In the Rooms: A Global Recovery Community: https://www.intherooms.com/home/live-meetings/
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services hotline can be reached at (877)435-8411.
St. Louis County has created a website dedicated to the dissemination of information relating to COVID-19, www.stlcorona.com. Please visit that website or those belonging to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) or the World Health Organization (WHO) for the most current and reputable information.
Previous COVID-19 Updates
- March 31, 2020
- March 30, 2020
- March 29, 2020
- March 28, 2020
- March 27, 2020
- March 26, 2020
- March 25, 2020
- March 24, 2020
- March 23, 2020
- March 22, 2020
- March 21, 2020
- March 20, 2020
- March 19, 2020
- March 18, 2020
- March 17, 2020
- March 16, 2020
- March 15, 2020
- March 14, 2020
- March 13, 2020
- Executive Order
If I am
concerned that I have coronavirus or may have been exposed, what do I do?
Contact the St. Louis County COVID-19 Hotline 24/7 at (314) 615-2660