COVID-19 Communication

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Message from University City Police on COVID-19

We are asking University City residents to work with us to minimize unnecessary public contact during this public health crisis. In an emergency, please call 911 as always. In a non-emergency situation that still requires a police officer, we are asking that you call our non-emergency number at (314) 725-2211 so that we can determine if your situation can be addressed over the telephone. Community Programs & Events Effective immediately, the University City Police Department will be suspending participation in community service and community education events and activities.  The University City Police Department will continue to provide quality service to our residents.   Easy access to reliable information is essential in a public health emergency, so we are advising all University City residents to stay up-to-date on COVID-19 and the local response to it at and

Business Assistance Information

The COVID-19 Resources for Business provides up-to-date information on support, loans, and grants for restaurants and other businesses.

Daily COVID-19 Updates

April 6, 2020

St. Louis County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update

Immediate Need for Cloth Masks 

Due to the national and global span of the pandemic, traditional supply chains of personal protective equipment (PPE) are being exhausted. The St. Louis County Department of Public Health (DPH) has evaluated its inventory and there is concern that the supply of masks will not be sufficient enough to satisfy the demand required for the duration of the pandemic. DPH is seeking immediate assistance in gathering cloth masks.

The cloth masks will be worn by those serving in supportive and in-direct roles, thereby preserving much needed N-95 masks for the healthcare workers and first responders who must work in direct contact with those confirmed to have COVID-19. The CDC notes that homemade masks are not considered PPE, as their capability to protect health care professionals is unknown, but this option is a better option than no option.

The CDC has directions for making two types of cloth masks, one that does not require sewing and one that does. Both types can be made out of items found in your home. For more information visit:

If you or your organization is able to provide cloth masks, please email

Caring for Another at Home

Individuals that are caring for family, friends, or other individuals who are suspected of, or have been confirmed by testing to have COVID-19 should follow all of the aforementioned precautions. They should also be monitoring their own health for signs of symptoms. Further measures for care providers include

Understand the orders for the patient that have been provided by the care provider and the department of health. You will be responsible for providing for the patient’s basic needs. Discuss any questions with your health care provider or DPH representative.

Do not reuse masks and gloves. Remove them using the following procedure: remove gloves first, wash hands, remove mask, wash hands.

Maintain personal hygiene standards to prevent transmission including frequent hand hygiene. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Both you and the patient should wear masks when in the same room.

Wash laundry thoroughly. Wear gloves while handling laundry, then throw the gloves away, and wash hands when finished.

Place all disposable gloves, facemasks, and any other contaminated items in a lined container before disposing of them with other household waste. Wash hands immediately after handling these items.

Contact Information 

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, 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.

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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

Where can I get information and updates?
Visit St. Louis County’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage at

Please follow St. Louis County, the County Department of Public Health and the County Executive on social media for updates.

Where can I get updates about travel?
Coronavirus Disease Information for Travel can be found at

What resources are available from St. Louis County? 

  • Guidance for the general public, churches, schools, businesses, and community organizations on how to prevent the spread of germs and diseases.
  • Regular updates on COVID-19 from the state and federal government.
  • Health education and promotional materials to help promote hand washing, Cover Your Cough, and other community messages.
  • Assistance with emergency planning and preparation.
  • Literature and information for vulnerable populations.
  • St. Louis County clinics can provide medical care to all County residents, regardless of ability to pay. Call (314) 615-0500 if you do not have a doctor.
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