Effective immediately, under an Emergency Declaration signed by City Manager Gregory Rose on March 20th, University City City Hall will be closed to the general public due to COVID-19. Daily services will continue, and residents may call the main City Hall number 314 862-6767 to make an appointment to enter the building to conduct business. Additionally, parks will remain open, but play structures will be closed until further notice.
Monday night’s City Council meeting has been cancelled. We appreciate your understanding as this situation continues to develop and change. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Communications Director Allison Bamberger at email@example.com.
- Police Department
- Parks, Recreation, & Forestry
- University City Public Library
- Planning & Development
- Municipal Court
Due to the National State of Emergency for the Coronavirus, effective Sunday, March 15, 2020, 1:00 a.m. Centennial Commons and the Community Center will be closed until further notice. Both buildings will be deep cleaned. Until further notice, all Commission, Committee, and Board meetings are cancelled.
As we continue to navigate the challenges presented during the outbreak of COVID-19, we are continuing to work on a Golden Lion participant meal distribution program with our partner agencies and will update participants on the availability of meals for seniors as soon as possible
LAP SWIM AT UNIVERSITY CITY NATATORIUM CLOSED MARCH 16TH – APRIL 3RD
Parks Department Updates
BUSINESS ASSISTANCE INFORMATION
Daily COVID-19 Updates
March 28, 2020
St. Louis County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update
As of 2:00 PM on 3/28/2020, the St. Louis County Department of Public Health (DPH) has:
- Two deaths.
- 291 total positive cases, an increase of 70 new positive cases from yesterday’s 221.
- The St. Louis County Department of Health fielded a total of 259 calls on 3/27/2020. This is a fair decrease from the 347 calls fielded on 3/26/2020.
We acknowledge that although the laboratory test is becoming more broadly available, there are limitations in our public health and healthcare systems’ capacity to obtain samples from people as rapidly as we would like. The healthcare community is working together to assure equitable access to COVID-19 testing resources in the St. Louis region.
We are evaluating the possibility of providing this media advisory earlier in the day. The reporting process(es) involved at the State and local levels are not always consistent. This results in differing numbers at differing times and ultimately confusion. We acknowledge this and are working the best we possibly can under the circumstances.
Smokers are More Vulnerable to COVID-19
As the act of smoking requires an individual’s fingers and a potentially contaminated cigarette to be in contact with their lips, it increases the possibility of the virus being transmitted from hand to mouth. Additionally, there is a great increase in risk of serious illness for those with lung disease or reduced lung capacity.
The same principles apply to any tobacco product, including, but not limited to, cigars, e-cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco.
Wellness and Mental Health
The outbreak of COVID-19 may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. How you respond to the outbreak can depend on your background, the things that make you different from other people, and the community you live in.
Here are some things you can do to support yourself:
- Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media.
- Take care of your body, take deep breaths and stretch.
- Eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly and get plenty of sleep.
- Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
- Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
Call your healthcare provider if stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row. You can also contact the Missouri Crisis Line for help at 1-888-761-4357 or text “HAND” to 839863.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services hotline can be reached at (877) 435-8411.
St. Louis County has created a website dedicated to the dissemination of information relating to COVID-19, www.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.
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