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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
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, email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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
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.
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.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services hotline: (877) 435-8411. The St. Louis County COVID-19 website 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