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

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.

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.

Recreation Programs and Events
Recreation Programs and Events
  1. Police Department
  2. Public Works Department
  3. Planning & Development
  4. Economic Development
  5. Municipal Court
  6. University City Public Library

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

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 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

Contact Information

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


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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