Updated April 29th at 8am.
Due to the current Corona virus health crisis, many businesses and organizations are reducing hours, limiting services, or temporarily closing. It is of the utmost importance that we limit potential person-to-person exposure, practice good hygiene, and stay safe and healthy.
If you are experiencing symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing), you can call the the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services at 877-435-8411 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also contact the City of St. Louis Department of Health at 314-657-1499 Monday–Friday, 8am–10pm, or the CDC‘s hotline at 800-232-6348.
The City of St. Louis has issued a stay at home order effective indefinitely into May. Do not leave your home except to purchase essentials (groceries, medicine, etc.), to go to work, or to receive medical treatment. When in public, stay six feet apart from others to minimize contact and transmission.
Resources and Information
Many of our neighbors will especially struggle during this time due to the loss of wages, scarcity of food, and difficulty in providing childcare. If you have the means or ability to support neighborhood organizations, either via financial contribution or through volunteering, please consider doing so.
Downtown Dutchtown, Dutchtown South Community Corporation, and the Dutchtown Community Improvement District have drafted a letter to the Mayor’s Office, Department of Health, and Missouri Foundation for Health requesting additional resources for our neighborhood in the fight against COVID-19.
Visit dutchtownstl.org/help/ for information on the CARES Act that includes one-time payments to individuals, assistance to small businesses, and more. That page will be updated regularly as we come across additional resources for financial and other assistance for our neighbors.
The City of St. Louis has put together a list including information on COVID-19 testing sites and more.
If you’re looking to volunteer, United Way’s stlvolunteer.org website has a wide variety of opportunities throughout St. Louis.
Dutchtown South Community Corporation is conducting a survey to assess the needs and concerns of our neighbors. Complete the survey and provide your email address, and DSCC will work to connect you with services.
STL COVID Mutual Aid is seeking donations and offering direct assistance to neighbors. You can share or request resources online, or for more information you can email DutchtownMA@gmail.com or call Adriana at 314-390-6795.
St. Anthony Food Pantry is currently still operating. Please contact them at 314-352-1460 if you would like to make a contribution or are in need of their services. The pantry serves residents from the 63111, 63116, and 63118 zip codes, and an ID and a piece of mail are required to verify residency. The pantry is open Mondays and Thursdays from 10am to noon, and Wednesdays 4pm to 6pm.
The St. Louis Area Food Bank offers additional services, pairing people in need with access to food pantries and mobile distribution events. You can find nearby food pantries on their website. You can also make a monetary donation, or find out ways to donate food and time.
Schools and Recreation
While St. Louis Public Schools‘ buildings are closed through the end of the school year, they are providing free grab-and-go meals to children up to 18 years old at various school locations throughout the city. The closest locations for our neighbors are at Carnahan High School at Broadway and Gasconade, Confluence Academy at Meramec and Michigan, and Froebel School at Nebraska and Winnebago. Pick up a week’s worth of meals every Friday from 8am to noon while supplies last. Visit www.slps.org/meals for more information available in several languages.
SLPS also has a list of additional resources regarding child wellbeing, mental health, and available counseling.
Thomas Dunn Learning Center has closed to the general public, but will continue to offer Food Share in the parking lot on Thursdays. HiSET classes will continue via Google Classroom.
The Marquette Recreation Center, along with all other city rec centers, are closed until further notice. Parks are still open, but playgrounds, athletic fields, basketball courts, and the like are closed.
The Virginia-Alabama-Liberty (VAL) Garden has a few beds available if you’re looking for an outdoor, socially-distant activity. Email Dona at email@example.com or call her at 314-960-8846 for more information.
Gene Slay’s Girls and Boys Club is offering free grab and go meals for children up t0 18 years old from 8am to noon, Monday through Friday, at their new Dutchtown location, 3216 Pulaski Street. No student ID is required. They’re also providing engaging and educational videos for kids on their Facebook page, with more programming on the way for our neighborhood youth.
Utilities and Internet Access
The City of St. Louis Water Division, Ameren Electric, and Spire Energy have all suspended disconnections and will not be assessing late fees. United Way of Greater St. Louis and Heat Up St. Louis may be able to offer additional assistance with utility bills.
We are compiling and updating a list of virtual events pertinent to our neighbors. Whether you’re looking for updates on the ongoing health situation, seeking to stay engaged with your community, or just trying to have a little fun, you’ll find some opportunities to join your neighbors online here.
We’ll continue to update this section as we become aware of more resources available to our Dutchtown neighbors. If you’re looking for financial resources and assistance to individuals and small businesses, visit dutchtownstl.org/help/.
If you’re aware of additional available resources that should be on our list, please contact us so that we may add them to this page.
Support Local Businesses and Organizations
Most of the events on our calendar have been or will be postponed, rescheduled, or canceled due to the prohibition on gatherings of more than ten people. As there’s so many events on our calendar, we’d have trouble marking them all as canceled or deleted. We’ll adjust dates and information as events are rescheduled.
We still suggest that you support and patronize local businesses and organizations as you’re able to do so. Many of our neighborhood restaurants and take-out spots offer meals for delivery or carryout, and they could certainly use your business. Alternately, purchasing gift certificates for later use can help keep small businesses afloat while traffic is low.
As of Thursday, April 2nd, the list below is accurate per social media or phone call. Please call or visit the websites of the businesses below to find out about placing to-go orders or purchasing gift cards. Please report any errors or omissions to firstname.lastname@example.org or via our contact page.
The Original Crusoe’s is open, with a carryout window and curbside pickup, Friday through Sunday, 11:30am to 8pm. Get a free Dad’s Cookie with each meal. Call 314-351-0620 to order. You can also purchase Crusoe’s gift cards online.
Dutchtown Market at Meramec and Oregon has prepared food for takeout as well as a selection of groceries available, including Boar’s Head deli meats and cheeses. Call 314-752-7350 for more information or to order.
Earthbound Beer has a walk-up window for your beer needs. Grab a growler, crowler, 4-pack, or bomber. They also have frozen tamales to go from The Tamale Man. You can purchase gift cards or browse their online shop as well. Call 314-769-9576 for more information.
Sister Cities Cajun is offering curbside pickup. You can order online, purchase gift cards, or get a t-shirt to help support Sister Cities. Call 314-405-0447 for more information.
Sump Coffee is open with limited hours and offering online ordering and curbside pickup from 10am to 2pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. They also have an online shop offering coffee, merchandise, and gift cards. You can also make a donation to supply workers at Barnes Jewish Hospital with coffee.
Other Businesses and Organizations
Callisto Comics and Stories has an eBay shop for all of your comic book and graphic novel needs. They’re also offering free local delivery with a purchase of $10 or more. Message them via their Facebook page to order.
Dad’s Cookie Company is open for business with curbside pickup available. Call 314-772-3662 to place an order. They also offer online ordering for those in need of Scotch Oatmeal cookies or a variety of other treats, and you can still find their products in local grocery stores as well.
Don’s Meat Market is open for business as usual, Monday through Saturday from 9am to 6pm.
Golden Gems is offering free shipping on all online orders.
STL Style is offering 15% off online orders while their retail shop on Cherokee is closed. Use code “LOCKDOWNSTL” to get your discount.
El Torito Market is open for business on Cherokee Street.
Stay safe and healthy, stay home when you can, and look out for your neighbors and neighborhood businesses. Visit Visit dutchtownstl.org/help/ for information on financial assistance for individuals and businesses. Please let us know of any additional resources available to our neighbors.