COVID-19 Communication

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 or sign up online here.

Parks, Centennial Commons and Community Center

Mulch Services

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.

Golf Course

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

All recreation and events have been canceled through May 31st.  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. 

Dog Park

 The dog park will reopen on Saturday May 23. No more than 10 people will be allowed in the dog park at one time.

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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

May 29, 2020 

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

Youth and Adult Sports Guidelines

Playing sports with or against other individuals during this time holds an inherent risk that someone may become infected and, in turn spread the virus to other individuals in their household or community. Please consider this risk when allowing your child/teenager to participate in organized sports. The Youth and Adult Sports Guidelines (attached) can also be found online here. Teams, clubs, and organizers must be familiar with recommendations from their national, state, and local governing bodies regarding illness (including but not limited to COVID-19). These guidelines are effective June 15, 2020 in St. Louis County.

Mask Distribution 

Today the Department of Public Health is providing 12,000 masks to Department of Human Services. These will be handed out at their Youth Center, where DHS is also doing food distribution, and through their older adults program. DPH is proud to partner with another county department to get masks into the hands of the people who need them the most and keep this community safe.

Anyone Can Save A Life

This is an especially difficult time for those who deal with substance use and the Department of Public Health is still here to help those at risk. Naloxone, or Narcan, is a simple medication that reverses the effects of opioid overdose and is free to anyone who requests it. Additional information can be found here.

Dignified Transfer Center

The Dignified Transfer Center is currently accommodating 2 decedents. 54 additional individuals have been through the center and transported to a crematorium or funeral home, at the request of family. To date, 56 individuals have entered the Dignified Transfer Center.

Contact Information

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services hotline: (877) 435-8411. The St. Louis County COVID-19 website 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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