COVID-19 Communication

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

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A 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


This page provides up-to-date information on support, loans, and grants for restaurants and other businesses.

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.

Daily Information

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, 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

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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