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.
Parks, Centennial Commons and Community Center
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the availability of staff to perform essential services, the City has suspended all mulch services until further notice.
City Manager Gregory Rose has announced that trails, tennis courts and general areas of parks will reopen on Friday, May 1st. However, basketball courts, athletic fields, pavilions, golf course, community center and Centennial Commons Recreation Center will remain closed until further notice.
Ruth Park Golf Course and driving range are now open.The golf course will be open 6:00 am to sunset for walking only. Push carts will be available. Tee times can be reserved by calling 314-727-4800 by Mastercard or Visa only. No cash will be taken. The club house will be closed and restrooms will be located in the main parking lot. Online starting times will be taken but you will still need to call the golf shop for payment. Flagsticks are to remain in at all times and cups have been inverted for easy ball retrieval. Ball washers and drinking water will not be available on the course (coolers or fountains).
Recreation Programs and Events
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the availability of staff, the Summer Day Camp program has been canceled for 2020. The Heman Park Pool will not be opened this summer. Centennial Commons remains closed as well.
The dog park will reopen on Saturday May 23. No more than 10 people will be allowed in the dog park at one time.
- Police Department
- Public Works Department
- Planning & Development
- Economic Development
- Municipal Court
- University City Public Library
Message from University City Police on COVID-19
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.
Small Business Assistance Program
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
July 8, 2020
St. Louis County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update
Summer Utility assistance through the Missouri Department of Social Services -Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
In Ameren’s continued effort to ensure awareness of all available utility resources, Ameren is assisting in sharing information regarding the Missouri Department of Social Services -Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Summer funds. Please note that qualified families can receive up to $600 to avoid disconnection. For your convenience, please see the attached the Summer LIHEAP flyer. Feel free to share within your networks.
Also, keep in mind the Ameren Missouri COVID-19 Clean Slate program, which is a program designed to help Ameren Missouri’s most vulnerable, income-eligible customers pay off their past-due utility bills. The program clears the remaining balance on their account after paying 25% of the current balance. Information about the COVID-19 Clean Slate program can be found at AmerenMissouri.com/CleanSlate. Another great partner, Cooldown Missouri has funds available for the elderly, physically disabled, and low-to-moderate income families.
Return to School Guidance
The Return to School Guidance is now available online and can be found here. To maintain consistency among area school districts, a sub-group of area superintendents, health care professionals and health department personnel developed the following return to school guidance. This guidance is based on factors known at this time, but is subject to change in partnership with schools as this pandemic is a fluid situation.
Pop-Up Testing Sites
Testing for COVID-19 will be available at the following locations on the date listed. Please note the date and location change to the second listing.
Appointments are required and can be made online here.
July 11th & 12th: 8am -12pm
Hancock Place School District superintendent building
.Hancock School Superintendent
9417 S Broadway St. Louis, MO 63125
**First one July 12th (Every Wed and Fri.)
**Bellefontaine Rec Center
9669 Bellefontaine Rd. Saint Louis, MO 63137
August 1 & 2: 8am - 12pm
Northside Seventh-day Adventist Church
9001 Lucas & Hunt Road St. Louis, MO 63136
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services hotline: (877) 435-8411. St. Louis County COVID-19 website stlcorona.com.
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