Thank you for visiting our COVID-19 Communications page. We will be updating this page daily as situations change.
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- Public Works Department
- Planning & Development
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- Municipal Court
- University City Public Library
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.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the following park facilities continue to remain closed until further notice.
- Athletic Fields (Closed for general use. Permits may be issued for organized use.)
- Ackert Park Playground
- Eastgate Park Playground
- Flynn Park Playground
- Kaufman Park Playground
- Kingsland Park Playground
- Lewis Park Playground
- Majerus Park Playground
- Metcalfe Park Playground
- Mooney Park Playground
- Rabe Park Playground
The City has received approval from the St. Louis County Health Department to start opening playgrounds. Select playgrounds within the City are scheduled to be phased in for opening over the next several months.
Park Maintenance Crews will be cleaning and/or disinfecting the playgrounds a minimum of two (2) times per week; However, to further help limit the risk of disease transmission: 1) The City will limit use of playground equipment to daylight hours only (7 AM to dusk, daily); 2) Will require the wearing of face masks with the exception on children at play; 3) Require that all users maintain a minimum of 6 feet of social distancing from others; and 4) Will encourage park patrons to use disposable disinfectant wipes or other suitable and commercially available/ registered disinfectant products to perform spot cleaning in areas of concern should they so desire. The following playgrounds are open:
- Heman Park
- Fogerty Park
- Millar Park
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.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the following recreation facilities continue to remain closed until further notice.
- Centennial Commons
- Community Center
- Heman Pool
The dog park is open. No more than 10 people will be allowed in the dog park at one time.
Solid Waste Services
o Yard-waste collection will now continue as normal; no need to call in for service. The standard yard waste stickers requirement currently is waived.
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 Clifford Cross, Director of Planning and Economic Development, firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 505-8516.
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
UNIVERSITY CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY REOPENS, WITH LIMITATIONS
University City Public Library has reopened its doors to the public, allowing patrons to use computers and browse the Library collection for short periods of time.
UCPL is allowing up to 20 people into the building at a time. All seating, aside from the chairs used at the computers, has been removed from the Library, and patrons are allowed up to one hour in the building at a time. By St. Louis County regulations, all patrons are required to wear masks. If a visitor does not have a mask, UCPL has supplies of masks on offer.
The Library has also instituted temporary limits on computer time, which allows staff members to thoroughly clean the public computers after each use. Patrons can use computers during one session per day, for up to 60 minutes. Session times are listed here:
(open 11 a.m.-7 p.m.)
(open 1-5 p.m.)
For those that have wifi-enabled devices, the Library’s wireless internet network has been extended, and is now accessible in the parking lot. Printing is available by sending printable attachments to email@example.com. Curbside service will continue while the building is open. Please call 314-727-3150 when you arrive to let staff prepare your items for curbside delivery.
UCPL staff will not take returns handed to them, as all returned items are quarantined for at least 96 hours. No overdue fines will be accrued during quarantine time. The two outside bookdrops and one inside bookdrop will be available for returns, including DVDs and CDs.
For questions about UCPL's plans going forward, please don't hesitate to contact us at 314-727-3150.
Daily COVID-19 Updates
September 25, 2020
Getting a flu shot has always been a key step in staying healthy. But with the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s never been more important. Flu season is upon us and flu vaccines will be imperative in keeping those at high risk and our community safe.
People at high risk of serious flu complications include young children, pregnant women, people with certain chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart and lung disease, and people 65 years and older. Many people at higher risk from flu also seem to be at higher risk from COVID-19.
Flu shots are widely available at urgent care centers, doctors’ offices, and through many employers. Also, the St. Louis County Department of Public Health is now offering free flu shots as a drive-up service at John C. Murphy Health Center in Berkeley and the South County Health Center. Appointments for flu vaccines can be made here.
It is important to also know that both COVID-19 and flu can have varying degrees of signs and symptoms, ranging from no symptoms (asymptomatic) to severe symptoms. Common symptoms that COVID-19 and flu share include:
- Fever or feeling feverish/chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Fatigue (tiredness)
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Muscle pain or body aches
This is also why it is critical to get both TESTED FOR COVID-19 and the FLU VACCINE. Below are the upcoming COVID-19 testing locations. COVID-19 testing appointments can be made online here.
Bridgeton Trails Branch
3455 McKelvey Rd.
Bridgeton, MO 63044
Tuesday, September 29
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Oak Bend Branch
842 S Holmes Ave.
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Thursday, October 1
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
5471 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63112
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (lunch noon-1:00 p.m.)
2425 North Whittier St.
St. Louis, MO 63113
Monday - Tuesday
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
5541 Riverview Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63120
Wednesday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
4500 Pope Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63115
Friday PEDS 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Adult 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
St. Vincent Home for Children
7401 Florissant Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63121
Wednesday, October 1
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ladue School District
9701 Conway Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63124
Friday, October 2
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
CLARIFICATION: Youth Sports Guidance
For both indoor and outdoor youth sports, DPH will allow two parents or spectators, per athlete, to attend sporting activities with an overall capacity of 50 spectators. The capacity limitation is not intended to separate parents from their children, but to limit crowds where COVID-19 can spread. The school, team, or sporting venue is allowed to further limit the number of spectators or prohibit spectators altogether. The updated Youth Sports Guidelines can be found online here.
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