Updated March 30th at 7am.
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 for 30 days starting Monday, March 23rd at 6pm. 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.
Visit dutchtownstl.org/help/ for information on the CARES Act that includes one-time payments to individuals, assistance to small businesses, and more.
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.
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 are closed through at least April 22nd, 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, Confluence Academy, and Froebel School. Meals are available from 8am to noon while supplies last. Visit www.slps.org/meals for more information available in several languages.
Thomas Dunn Learning Center has closed to the general public, but will continue to offer Food Share in the parking lot on Thursdays. Additionally, those with appointments for the Tax Assistance Program will still be seen. 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.
We’ll continue to update this section as we become aware of more resources available to our Dutchtown neighbors. If you’re aware of available resources, 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 Saturday, March 21st, 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 email@example.com 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 offering curbside pickup from 8am to 4pm. You can place your order at sump2go.com. You can also purchase coffee, merchandise, and gift cards online, or make a donation to supply workers at Barnes Jewish Hospital with coffee.
Other Businesses and Organizations
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.
Keep washing your hands, disinfecting surfaces, and limiting your interactions with others as we work through this difficult time. Please let us know of any additional resources available to our neighbors.