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City of Maryland Heights COVID-19 Updates 

The City of Maryland Heights is closely monitoring the CDC and St. Louis County Health Department regarding updates on the COVID-19 virus. One of the primary duties of the city is to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents. Below is a timeline of COVID-19 as it relates to the St. Louis County and Maryland Heights area. We will be updating this page as more information becomes available. The most recent news items will be at the top of the page. 

Watch for Symptoms

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:

  • Fever (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit) 
  • Dry cough
  • Shortness of breath

What to do if You Show Symptoms

  • Call your healthcare provider for medical advice. 
  • St. Louis County has a 24/7 COVID-19 Hotline at (314) 615-2660.
  • If you develop difficulty breathing, pain or pressure in your chest, new confusion or the inability to arouse, bluish lips or face - seek medical attention immediately. 
  • If you dial 911 for an emergency and have any of the above symptoms, please tell the dispatcher. 

How to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

  • Those feeling ill should stay home.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

High Risk Individuals
People who are considered "high risk" have been advised to take significant actions to reduce their risk of getting sick. Actions include:

  • Stocking up on supplies.
  • Taking everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others.
  • If you have to go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact, and wash your hands often.
  • Avoid crowds as much as possible.
  • Avoid travel.
  • Stay at home as much as possible to reduce your risk of being exposed.

High Risk Individuals have been defined by the CDC as those who:

  • Are over 60 years of age
  • Have underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes
  • Have a weakened immune system. 
  • Those who are pregnant. 

 

Resources

Health Organizations

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Coronavirus (COVID-19)
St. Louis County - County Executive - COVID-19 & Coronavirus
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services - COVID-19 Outbreak
World Health Organization - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

 

School Districts

Pattonville School District

Parkway School District

 

Business Resources

City of Maryland Heights Business Relief Resources
Non-Profit Support through COVID-19 Regional Response Fund
Maryland Heights Restaurants That Offer Carry Out, Curbside, Online Ordering, and Delivery - updated 3/26

 

Resident Resources

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Facebook Group
Maryland Heights Restaurants That Offer Carry Out, Curbside, Online Ordering, and Delivery - updated 3/26

 

Timeline of Events/Cancellations/Updates 

 

Businesses / Social Gatherings / Events

March 24, 2020 - City of Maryland Heights announces cancellation of the Secure Document Destruction/Paper Shredding Event originally scheduled for Saturday, April 4. A reschedule date has yet to be determined. 

March 23, 2020 - City of Maryland Heights begins closure the City Hall Lobby of the Government Center (11911 Dorsett Rd.) to the public. The Police Department remains open. Permits, plans and related application forms for the Departments of Community Development, Public Works and City Clerks Office my be dropped off and picked up through this open lobby. For more information, call (314) 291-6550. 

March 21, 2020 - County Executive Sam Page issues FAQ on the Stay at Home Orderhttps://stlouisco.com/portals/8/docs/document%20library/CountyExecutive/Executive%20Orders/Stay.At.Home_faq3.pdf

County Executive Sam Page announced that St. Louis County and the City of St. Louis will be adopting new restrictions to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the region. The Stay at Home Order will take effect on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 12:01 AM and end on April 22, 2020 at 11:59 PM. These restrictions will ensure that residents can meet their basic needs and essential services will still be provided. The new restrictions will require people to stay at home when possible. This announcement will not affect the ability of residents to go to the groceery store, the pharmacy, and take a walk in a public park. 

March 18, 2020 - St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page signs an executive order that orders the temporary closing of all restaurants and bars for dine-in service. Customers will still be able to support the local food industry by utilizing curbside pickup, walk-up service, or drive-thru.  

March 18, 2020 - Gov. Mike Parson has closed all Missouri casinos (Hollywood Casino) beginning on March 18 through March 30. 

March 18, 2020 - Beginning on Wednesday, March 18 and continuing indefinitely, Schnucks is reserving the first hour of each day – from 6 AM to 7 AM – for shopping by seniors aged 60 and above, and for those who are most at risk of COVID-19. More information on Schnucks can be found here. Dierbergs (closest location for Maryland Heights' residents is Craig/Olive) will be implementing the same practice from 8 - 9 a.m. More information for Dierbergs can be found here.  

March 15, 2020 - Schnucks changes their store hours to help staff with additional cleaning and restocking. The Dorsett location, which was previously open 24 hours, will now be closing at 10:00 p.m. More information on this location here.  

March 15, 2020 - County Executive Dr. Sam Page amends his executive order to limit crowd sizes to 50 people. All scheduled events and social gatherings with more than 50 people in attendance have been cancelled throughout the following areas: St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Madison County, IL & St. Clair County, IL. This ban social gatherings of 50 people or more will be in effect for the next 8 weeks.  

March 13, 2020 - County Executive Dr. Sam Page signs an executive order declaring it unlawful for any person to organize or to attend an intentional gathering of 250 people or more in a single space or room. It is further declared unlawful for any person to organize or attend an intentional gathering of more than 10 individuals of high-risk groups. This does not apply to school attendance, places of employment, grocery and retail stores.

 

City Council and City Clerk

April 4, 2020 - Mayor Mike Moeller issues a statement sharing the steps the City has taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to help stop the spread of virus and ensure the safety of the community. 

March 30, 2020 - The Mayor of the City of Maryland Heights is authorized to hold teleconference meetings during the Covid19 Pandemic to obtain approval on legislation required to maintain city business, and to limit gatherings of more than 10 individuals.  The City Council of the City of Maryland Heights will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 4:00 P.M.  

Interested parties may access this meeting by using the following logging/dial-in instructions:

 Join Zoom Meeting Via Computer

https://zoom.us/j/940820405

Meeting ID: 940 820 405

Join Zoom Meeting Via Telephone

        +1 253 215 8782 US

        +1 301 715 8592 US

Meeting ID: 940 820 405

March 19, 2020 - Tonight's Council Meeting (3/19) will still be occurring, however, due to the concerns over gathering size (particularly limitations on high risk individuals), the following changes will be implemented: Public access will NOT be allowed inside the Government Center. We invite the public to listen to the meeting via your telephone or cell phone. Public who would like join us can call 856-799-9077. After you are connected to the meeting, it is important for you to MUTE your phone so that we do not hear feedback. The Council Meeting will follow the same structure. There will be no comment cards. If you would like to comment, please wait until asked "Are there any speakers?" during the public comment period of the meeting. Those with comments will have to identify themselves by name and address before they make a comment.  

March 18, 2020 - Governor Mike Parson signs an executive order for all Missouri municipal elections scheduled for April 7 to be postponed until June 2. 

 

Community Development 

March 24, 2020 -  In light of the COVID-19 virus, the City is temporarily changing how it conducts public meetings. For the March 24 meeting, please do NOT plan on attending. If you would like to participate in this meeting, join the meeting online or via the Zoom app, visit: https://zoom.us/j/390054928, Meeting ID: 390 054 928. You may also dial 1(253) 215-8782 or 1(301) 715-8592 by phone for audio (preferred method). To connect via Conference Call (856) 799-9077.

March 20, 2020 - There will be a drop box located in the lobby of the Police Department at the Government Center, 11911 Dorsett Rd., Maryland Heights, MO 63043 that will be utilized for applications for licensing, permits, inspections and plans. These boxes are labeled with the appropriate department. Do no place cash or sensitive information in the drop box. If you would like to pay for a licensing or permit fee online, please click here

The people working at the Communications window are 911 dispatchers and will not be able to answer any questions about the drop box. Please do not disturb them. If you have any questions, please call (314) 291-6550 or email cityplanner@marylandheights.com. 

The Maryland Heights Government Center will be closed to the public until further notice. 

 

Court

April 2, 2020 - Maryland Heights Municipal Court has been cancelled thru May 1, 2020. Those who had a court date scheduled will receive a letter via US Postal Service with a new court date. For more information on pending cases and outstanding warrants, please click here.   

March 24, 2020 -  Maryland Heights Municipal Court has been cancelled thru April 24. Those who had a court date scheduled will receive a letter via US Postal Service with a new court date. For more information on pending cases and outstanding warrants, please click here.  

March 13, 2020 - Maryland Heights Municipal Court has been cancelled for all remaining dates in March, per presiding Judge Burton of the 21st Circuit Court. Those who had a court date scheduled will receive a letter via US Postal Service with a new court date. If you have any questions, contact the Municipal Courts Office at (314) 291-6036. 

 

Fire

March 17, 2020 - Maryland Heights Fire Protection District is not allowing any outside visitors inside firehouses and the use of the community room has been suspended until further notice. Car seat installation services have also been temporarily suspended. 

 

Library

March 17, 2020 - All branches of the St. Louis County Library will be closed until April 3 and will reevaluate as needed.

 

Parks and Recreation

April 3, 2020 - St. Louis County announces that their parks will be closed to the public until April 22. Creve Coeur Park is the largest park in the St. Louis County park system.  

April 3, 2020 - All city parks (Vago, Eise, Quiet Hollow, McKelvey Woods, and Parkwood) will close to the public tonight at 8:00 p.m. until April 22 to match the County's policy for their parks to discourage gatherings and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

March 23, 2020 - All Parks and Recreation programs and events scheduled for April have been cancelled. 

March 16, 2020 - The Maryland Heights Community Center will be closing to the public for two weeks (March 30). After those two weeks, the situation will be reevaluated. If you have any questions for the Parks and Recreation Department, please email MHLife@marylandheights.com.  

March 15, 2020 - Maryland Heights Parks and Recreation suspend all organized activities, programs and events until further notice. 

March 13, 2020  - Maryland Heights Parks and Recreation suspends all adult day trips, senior luncheons and line dance classes until further notice.  

March 12, 2020 - Maryland Heights Parks and Recreation Department postpone the St. Patrick's Day Luncheon and Monday Senior Luncheon. The date of the St. Patrick's Luncheon is to be determined and those who purchased tickets to the Monday Senior Luncheon will be contacted about account credit arrangements. 

 

Police

March 20, 2020 - The Police Department is implementing the following procedures

  • If an officer needs to respond to your residence or business, please meet them outside if possible.
  • An in-house officer will take some police reports over the phone.
  • Call the police station (314) 298-8700 before arriving. The police station may continue to be used for Custody Exchanges and a Community Exchange Zone.
  • Fingerprinting for employment purposes will be temporarily suspended. 
  • The Record Division will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 23.
  • Forms will be available outside the Communications window and you can call (314) 298-8706 for assistance pertaining to the Records Division. 
  • And although we do appreciate the sentiment, during this time we will not be able to receive any cookies, cards, food items, etc. into the police station. 

March 17, 2020 - The DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Day that was scheduled for April 25 has been canceled.   

March 17, 2020 - Maryland Heights Police Department RAD Training (Women's Self Defense Class) has been cancelled. This class was scheduled from April 6 - April 9. There will be a session offered in the fall.  

March 16, 2020 - The remaining sessions of Maryland Heights Police Department's Citizen Police Academy have been cancelled. 

 

Public Relations/Press Releases

March 27, 2020 - A City employee has tested positive for COVID-19. For community awareness, this employee has not had any contact with the public since March 20. As a precaution, the City is also notifying employees who worked in close contact with this individual. To see full press statement, click here

March 23, 2020 - The Paper Shredding/Document Destruction Event that was scheduled for April 4 has been cancelled. 

 

Sanitation Services (Trash, Recycling, Yard Waste)

March 27, 2020 - Republic Services is issuing a correction today (3/27) to the call they sent out yesterday and the information they asked the City to distribute this week. Republic Services will run yard waste routes next week, beginning March 30th. Then, beginning Monday, April 6th, yard waste service will be suspended until further notice. As a reminder, please keep all trash and recycling contained in your cart for service. Trash pickup and recycling services remain unchanged.

March 24, 2020Yard waste pickup service provided by Republic Services will be suspended until further notice beginning March 30 (this is in addition to the suspension of yard waste service announced last week effective March 17-March 27). Trash, recycling and bulk trash pickup remain unchanged. 

March 17, 2020 - Yard Waste pickup provided by Republic Services has been suspended from March 17 - March 27th. 

 

Schools

March 20, 2020 - Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, Pattonville School District will be offering free breakfast and lunches via drive-thru or curbside pickup at three locations within the district. This meal service is open to all children 18 years of age and under. No ID or paperwork is required to participate. The program is designed to ensure students have access to healthy meals while school is not in session. Meals will include a lunch for that day and a breakfast for the following day. Families will not be able to enter the school, and meals should not be consumed on site. Meals should be consumed or refrigerated after receiving.

Meals will be available for pick up at the following locations between 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), until school reopens:
Drummond Elementary School - 3721 St. Bridget Ln., St. Ann, MO 63074
Parkwood Elementary School - 3199 Parkwood Lane, Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Pattonville Learning Center - 11097 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Ann, MO 63074

Official flyer from the school is located here. 

March 18, 2020 - Both Pattonville and Parkway School Districts close until at least April 5. The school districts are working on a plan to provide distance learning support for students, meals, and other support for students and families. Please follow them for specific updates. Pattonville / Parkway

 

St. Louis County Department of Health / Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

April 4, 2020 - MO DHSS reports 70 new positive cases in the St. Louis County area, total number of 864.  

April 3, 2020 - MO DHSS reports 82 new positive cases in the St. Louis County area, total number of 794. 

April 2, 2020 - MO DHSS reports 107 new positive cases in the St. Louis County area, total number of 712. 

April 1, 2020 - MO DHSS reports 113 new positive cases in the St. Louis County area, total number of 605. St. Louis County will be releasing the number of cases per zip code later this week. An updated dashboard of the cases in St. Louis County can be found here.  

March 31, 2020 - MO DHSS reports 126 new positive cases in the St. Louis County area, total number of 492. 

March 30, 2020 - Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MO DHSS) has reported 30 positive cases for St. Louis County, total number of 366. The update from MO DHSS is released earlier than what we were previously receiving from St. Louis County. 

March 29, 2020 - The City of Maryland Heights has located the number of positive cases on the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services website which can be seen here.  The total number of positive cases in St. Louis County is 336. This is an increase of 258 since the last update on Friday, March 27. 

March 28, 2020 - The City of Maryland Heights did not receive an update from St. Louis County.  

March 27, 2020 - St. Louis County confirms 78 positive cases, total number of 221. 

March 26, 2020 -  St. Louis County confirms 24 positive cases, total number of 143. Department of Public Health receives notification of the second death in St. Louis County. 

March 25, 2020 -  St. Louis County confirms 22 positive cases today, total number of 119. It is important to understand that everyone is at risk of contracting COVID-19. This pandemic will affect all people, regardless of age, sex, race or health conditions. The CDC identified that "the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus."

March 24, 2020 - St. Louis County confirms 7 positive cases today, total number of 97. 
Per St. Louis County, "We should not take solace in the fact that only seven new cases are being reported today. The manner in which the numbers will be reported moving forward is changing to streamline the process. The practice will bring local health departments to a consistent level of the timing and reporting of the numbers. Today, 3/24/2020, should be the first and only day this issue occurs."

March 23, 2020 - St. Louis County confirms 35 new positive cases, total number of 90. There are testing facilities located in North, South, West, and Central St. Louis County. Please know that DPH will work with testing partners to ensure that testing services are available to the uninsured and will further work to address potential cost barriers to such services. While St. Louis County is unable to disclose the specific locations of those sites due to the facilities being privately run, the St. Louis County COVID-19 hotline is available countywide to everyone and anyone. Anyone experiencing symptoms such as fever, shortness of breath, and coughing, should be encouraged to call our hotline at (314) 615-2660. Those with general questions regarding COVID-19 should call (877) 435-8411

March 22, 2020 - Per St. Louis County Department of Public Health, there is clear evidence of community transmission in St. Louis County. "Community transmission" means people have been infected with the virus in an area including some who are not sure how or where they became infected. 

Today, St. Louis County has 38 additional cases confirmed with a total of 55 cases. Due to the potential volume of results becoming available, the ability to provide data on each positive case will likely diminish moving forward. The statistics provided are not reflective of the epidemic, rather they are reflective of the information now available. 

County Executive Sam Page announced that St. Louis County and the City of St. Louis will be adopting new restrictions to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the region. These restrictions will take effect on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 12:01 AM and end on April 22, 2020 at 11:59 PM. These restrictions will ensure that residents can meet their basic needs and essential services will still be provided. The new restrictions will require people to stay at home when possible. This announcement will not affect the ability of residents to go to the grocery store, the pharmacy, and take a walk in a public park. 

March 21, 2020 - 8 additional positive cases, total of 17 in St. Louis County (one case previously identified as St. Louis County has been relocated out of state). 

County Executive Sam Page announced today that St. Louis County and City of St. Louis will be adopting new, stay at home restrictions that will take effect on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 12:01 AM to ensure that residents can meet their basic needs and essential services will still be provided. The new restrictions will require people to stay at home when possible. 

This announcement of the Stay at Home Order will not affect the ability of residents to go to the grocery store, the pharmacy, and take a walk in a public park. 

Suggestions to prepare for home stays:

  • Consider and plan for those in your home who is "high risk" or vulnerable (those over 60 and anyone with a serious medical condition). 
  • Create a contact list with phone numbers of neighbors, schools, and employers.
  • Set up online shopping accounts if possible. 
  • Plan ahead and think about what you will need in order to stay at home for an extended period of time. Think ahead and plan how you will keep enough food and medications in your home during this period. 
  • Have supplies on hand.
    • Buy only as much as you need to avoid frequent shopping trips. It is not necessary to buy in bulk Stores that are selling necessary items like grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, and hardware stores will remain open but we encourage residents to shop less often in order to spend less time in public. Supplies should include:
      • Non-perishable food
      • First aid kit including thermometer
      • Medications (over the counter and prescription)
      • Toilet paper and other personal hygiene items
      • Cleaning supplies (antibacterial soap, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, etc.)

March 20, 2020 - St. Louis County's total of positive cases remains the same at ten. County Executive Sam Page announces the first COVID-19 death in St. Louis County. 

St. Louis County will provide text message alerts to keep the community updated on COVID-19. “Increasing access to information as this issue quickly evolves is crucial. Text message alerts are just another way to do that in addition to our website, stlcorona.com, which is updated daily,” said County Executive Sam Page.

 To receive alerts, text: STLOUISCOALERT to 67283

 To stop receiving alerts, text: STOP STLOUISCOALERT to 67283

March 19, 2020 - Five additional cases were confirmed positive. The total number of positive tests for St. Louis County is ten.  

March 18, 2020 - A fifth positive case was confirmed in St. Louis County.  

March 17, 2020 - A fourth positive case was confirmed in St. Louis County. 

March 16, 2020 - A third positive case was confirmed in St. Louis County.   

March 15, 2020 - A second positive case was confirmed in the St. Louis County area. As of March 14th, any presumed positive tests will be confirmed positive. The Missouri State Lab will no longer require presumed positive tests to be sent to the CDC for that additional level of confirmation.   

March 7, 2020 - Governor Parson and St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page held a press conference to discuss the first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Missouri. On March 10, that case was confirmed positive by the CDC.

 

Water Services

March 23, 2020 - Missouri American Water releases statement stating that their drinking water treatment barriers provide protection that includes filtration and disinfection of our surface water supplies and ground water sources. These treatments are and always have been effective in removing and/or inactivating viruses. In an effort to keep customers safe during the pandemic, Missouri American Water will be placing a moratorium and discontinuing service shut offs at this time. They are also beginning to restore service to previously shut-off customers. More information here.