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.

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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

August 12, 2020 

Mensaje importante para la comunidad Hispanohablante de parte de STLJuntos/Important message for the Hispanic community from STLJuntos

El Departamento de Salud del Condado de St. Louis ha identificado que las comunidades hispanas y latinas en el Condado se ven desproporcionadamente afectadas por COVID-19. Escucha a miembros de la comunidad en cómo mantenerte seguro y tomar la prueba si necesitas here,

The St. Louis County Department of Health has identified that the Hispanic and Latino communities in the County are disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Listen to members of the community on how to stay safe and take the test if needed here,

Video and links are also available at

Thank you to the following partners and participants who made this video possible:

Consul Alfonso Navarro-Bernach, Mexican Consulate in KC

Lourdes Treviño-Bailon, STLJuntos

Carlos Restrepo, Communications Specialist

Dr. Sam Page, St. Louis County Executive

Jaclyn Noroño-Rodriguez, VP Venezuelan Association in Missouri

Ivan Ortiz, President St. Louis Puerto Rican Society of Missouri

Diego Abente, President and CEO, Casa De Salud

Cecilia Velazquez, Red Latina

Gabriela Ramírez-Arellano, STLJuntos


Also appearing: 

Amanda Tello, Darren Jackson, Alexa Seda, Alejandro Santiago, Adam Sheble, Alexandra Johnson, Betsy Cohen, Erin Joy, Santiago Beltran, Gabriela Marroquin, Consul Alfonso Navarro-Bernachi 

 Masks For Students with Special Health Care Needs

 As the school year approaches, the use of cloth face coverings in educational settings may present challenges, particularly for younger students and students with special healthcare or educational needs. Education and promotion of positive and supportive relationships should remain the primary focus with the following strategies that may assist and encourage students to wear face coverings, while maintaining a positive learning environment. 

  • Ask parents, caregivers, and guardians to practice wearing face coverings at home before the student returns to school.
  • Share social stories about face coverings with students so they know what to expect at school. A social story is similar to a simple picture book that teaches students about what to expect in social settings.
  • Introduce students with sensory concerns or tactile sensitivities to face coverings with a variety of materials, prints, and textures, and allow them to choose which face covering is most comfortable.
  • Use behavioral techniques such as positive reinforcement to increase the likelihood that students will comply with face covering guidance and other prevention practices

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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