Last updated July 31 at 2:30 pm
The City of Richmond Heights continues to monitor the rapidly-changing developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to follow guidance provided by the St. Louis County Department of Public Health (DPH), Centers for Disease Control, and Prevention (CDC), and other state and federal authorities. Check back often to review the steps we are taking in an effort to protect the well-being of the public and our employees. We’ll continue to regularly adjust these measures and update this information as necessary.
DECLARATION OF STATE OF EMERGENCY
Richmond Heights is located within St. Louis County; therefore we will follow the guidelines of the St. Louis County Public Health Officials.
Many places are reopening but it's not time to let up; COVID-19 is still here.
Masks are now required in all public places for everyone over the age of 9, including City facilities*. (*Exception: when exercising or swimming at THE HEIGHTS).
CITY OF RICHMOND HEIGHTS
* Due to St. Louis County Executive Orders, please review the following changes to facilities, events, and services:
- City Hall - Staff are here to assist you. For in-person service, please call or email us to make an appointment. Contact information can be found here.
- RH Memorial Library - is now open with restrictions but curbside pickup is still encouraged.. Check out their website for all of the details.
- THE HEIGHTS - is now open with restrictions. See the General Guidelines here, Fitness Center Guidelines here, and Indoor Aquatic Center Guidelines here. For updated hours through Labor Day, click here.
- Maplewood Family Aquatic Center - is now open with restrictions and revised hours of operations. Memberships now available to residents of Richmond Heights, Maplewood, Brentwood, Rock Hill, and the 23rd and 24th wards of the City of St. Louis. See updated information here.
- Parks - At A.B. Green Park - the tennis courts, basketball courts, pavilions, and restrooms are now open. Highland Park and AB Green Park playgrounds, drinking fountains, and spray ground will remain closed until further notice.
- Richmond Heights Municipal Court - is closed to the public but staff is available by telephone or email to assist you. More information here.
- Senior/disabled shuttle service - Tuesday thru Friday normal service resumed May 18
- Notary Public at City Hall services by appointment
- Recreation/PARC/HEIGHTS programs/events are cancelled through Labor Day 2020. Rentals are now limited to 25% capacity or no more than 50 people.
- Library programs/events - Check out their social media for virtual programs!
"Some feel face coverings infringe on their freedom of choice - but if more wear them we'll have MORE freedom to go out."
ST. LOUIS COUNTY (All County COVID-19 updates found here.)
All Re-opening Guidelines from St. Louis County DPH
Public Health Guidance from St. Louis County DPH
July 30, 2020 - County DPH shared the letter to County school leaders with their formal recommendations about reopening this fall. Read the letter here.
July 27, 2020 - County DPH released 7 (seven) new initiatives due to the rising COVID-19 cases in the area. It mentions gatherings limited to 50 people, 25% capacity in businesses, and more. All of the details can be found here.
July 20, 2020 - Update for Youth Sports Guidelines can be found here. No games allowed, only practices.
July 6, 2020 - Beginning today, Monday, July 6, all St. Louis County Library Branches will be distributing masks to the public during regular library hours. Those hours are Monday-Thursday from 9 am - 6 pm and Friday and Saturday 9 am-5 pm. A complete list of branch locations can be found here.
July 2, 2020 - St. Louis County DPH passed an order to require members of the public and employees to wear face coverings. More information here.
June 21, 2020 - Youth Sports guidelines, which go into effect June 29, can be found here.
June 17, 2020 - An update to Long Term Care Facility guidelines can be found here.
June 15, 2020 - Re-opening day for fitness centers, pools, casinos, and banquet halls at 25% capacity. More information here.
June 9, 2020 - DPH released the Guidelines for Businesses Restricted by Capacity Limitations. Also, they released their Guidelines for Community Centers and Recreation Centers.
May 27, 2020 - DPH added reopening criteria for St. Louis County Public Water Recreation Facilities
May 25, 2020 - DPH issues Travel Advisory after holiday weekend.
May 22, 2020 - Summer Camp Guidance available here. Hope to have guidance for Gyms soon.
May 21, 2020 - Child Care Program Guidance available here.
May 18, 2020 - All County parks open with COVID-19 restrictions, Small Business Relief Program deadline extended to May 31st at 11:59 p.m. Apply here.
May 14, 2020 - County dedicated $2.6 million in funds to several resources. Find them here.
May 12, 2020 - County extended Small Business Relief program deadline extended to Sunday, May 17 at 11:59 p.m. Apply here.
May 8, 2020 - County Executive Dr. Sam Page's media briefing about business openings (via YouTube).
May 6, 2020 - County Executive recommended businesses begin preparing to open. Read more here.
May 1, 2020: County Executive announced Small Business Relief program - read more here.
April 28, 2020: Some County parks to reopen with guidelines. Read more here. (RH parks still closed)
April 8, 2020: County Executive requested assistance from National Guard for supporting staff and transferring supplies.
April 4, 2020: CDC and DPH recommend public wear cloth masks if they must leave home.
April 2, 2020: All County parks to close at 8 p.m. until further notice.
March 27, 2020: CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act signed into law meant to address the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S.
March 23, 2020: St. Louis County ordered Shelter in Place for residents to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
STATE OF MISSOURI (All Missouri COVID-19 updates found here.)
May 29, 2020 - Governor Parson extends Phase One through June 15. Read the full press release here.
Monday, April 27 - Governor Parson announced the first phase of the Show Me Strong Recovery Plan set to begin on May 4th, 2020.
April 3, 2020 - Governor Parson issued a Stay at Home order for the state. You can read it here. Governor extends order to May 3, 2020 - read here. Read further guidance and FAQs here.
- Jerome Adams, U.S. Surgeon General, who says face coverings lead to less asymptomatic
spread of coronavirus.
Cloth face coverings continue to be a critical component in personal protective measures as additional portions of St. Louis County reopen. When combined with every day preventive actions and social distancing in public settings, cloth face coverings are an additional step to help slow the spread of COVID-19, but they must be worn correctly.
Wear your Face Covering Correctly
- Wash your hands before putting on your face covering
- Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin
- Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face
- Make sure you can breathe easily
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