Updated 5/15/2020 at 3:39 pm
Clayton, like communities around the world, is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic and adapting our response to the situation as it unfolds. We continue to follow the guidance offered by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), St. Louis County Health Department, and other federal and state authorities.
We are working to ensure continuity of operations and public services in the event that further restrictions become necessary. Please see the sections below to see the steps Clayton is currently taking to help mitigate the spread of the disease.
Clayton Restaurant & Retail Relief Card Program
Support Clayton restaurants and retailers by purchasing their gift cards today to redeem later! For a full list of businesses selling gift cards, visit www.claytonmo.gov/giftcard.
To ensure that convenient parking is available for our businesses that are reopening, on-street parking fees will return on Monday, May 18.
For touchless payments, please download the PassportParking App, which is available from Apple or Google Play. Parking meters and kiosks will also be available.
Curbside parking will remain available for businesses offering pick-up orders. By request, the City will block off one parking spot in front of restaurants and retail stores for pick-up orders. For a full listing of businesses offering curbside in Clayton, please visit visit www.claytonmo.gov/curbside.
To-Go Liquor Sales
The State of Missouri temporarily waived restrictions on some “to-go” alcohol sales. The City also waived the same restrictions. Both expansions have been extended through June 15.
All City facilities, including the Police Department Lobby, are closed to the public and are tentatively scheduled to open June 1.
The City will continue to conduct business and offer its core services while buildings are closed to the public. Phone lines will remain open at (314)727-8100.
We have taken these steps to practice appropriate social distancing and to further limit physical contact between individuals.
Planning & Building Services
Please see the Planning and Development Services page for information on how to submit and pick up permit related documents.
Business License Renewal Application
Recognizing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on local businesses, the City has postponed the annual Business License fee collection process by two (2) months. Typically, the City sends renewal notification letters on May 1 with a payment deadline of June 30. For the current year, the City is now sending renewal notification letters with a collection deadline of August 31. Businesses are permitted to pay late without penalty if the fee is submitted by September 30, 2020. Visit Renewal Application Information for more information.
We are asking Clayton 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)645-3000 so that we can determine if your situation can be addressed over the telephone.
Community Programs & Events
Effective immediately, the Clayton Police and Fire Departments will be suspending participation in community service and community education events and activities.
Public MeetingsMeetings of Boards and Commissions may be postponed or held via video conferencing. For details announcements on how to participate remotely, please subscribe to our Agendas and Minutes eNotifications.
All dockets, hearings, trials, and other proceedings before the Clayton Municipal Court has been postponed indefinitely.
Trash and Recycling Collection
Bulk item pickup has resumed as of 5/11.
Effectively immediately, trash and recycling material will be limited to cart/container only. If you do not have a container, or have an overage, the refuse should be placed in bags. Items sitting outside the trash and recycling carts/containers will not be picked up in an effort to limit the exposure of drivers.
We apologize for any inconvenience these changes may cause and appreciate your understanding as we take steps to keep everyone safe.
Spring leaf collection has been postponed until further notice.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding as we take steps to keep everyone safe.
St. Louis County’s most recent guidance titled “Business and Individual Guidelines for Social Distancing and Re-Opening” will go into effect on Monday, May 18. While some businesses will be permitted to reopen with modifications, recreational facilities including gyms and fitness centers, playgrounds, indoor and outdoor public pools, and sport courts remain prohibited from opening until further notice. Full details are on the County's Site. All Clayton Parks & Recreation facilities are closed until further notice including:
- Public restrooms and drinking fountains
- Shaw Park Tennis Center including the courts
- Historic Hanley House
- The Center of Clayton
- Monthly membership drafts have been suspended until the facility reopens.
- Annual and platinum memberships will receive an extension to reflect the total length of closure.
Green spaces and trails are still open! We know that parks provide a connection to nature as well as opportunity for physical activity which helps support mental health in turbulent times like these. We also believe that outdoor spaces are well suited for social distancing, but we all must still remain diligent in taking steps to make your visit as safe and enjoyable as possible. Here’s how you can help:
- Refrain from using parks or trails if you or someone in your household are exhibiting symptoms.
- Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to, during, and after the use of parks or trails.
- Pack water, disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer. Restrooms and drinking fountains are closed.
- While on trails, warn other visitors of your presence as you pass as well as step aside and let others pass.
- Follow CDC guidance on the recommended size of social gatherings including picnicking, pick-up sports and other group hangouts.
- Maintain the CDC’s minimum recommended social distance of 6 feet from other individuals at all times. If this is not possible, please find an alternate location.
As part of the phased opening process for Clayton Parks and Recreation, all programs have been canceled through June 21, including the Summer 1 Session, summer adult leagues and Summer Camps. At this time, all programs and camps held in July and August will be held but may have reduced maximum registration to enable proper social distancing.
Additionally, SummerQuest, the joint District/City/Center day camp program, has been canceled. Details can be found on the School District of Clayton website.
Program registration is currently unavailable while we review St Louis County guidelines for social distancing.
Thank you for your understanding and support as we navigate this unprecedented situation.
To help maintain proper social distance, the City of Clayton is cancelling all public events through June 20th. These events include:
- Firehouse Movie Night – Saturday, March 21
- Cardinals Home Opener – Thursday, April 2
- Bunny Hop – Saturday, April 4
- Sip Series Whiskey – Monday, April 20
- Pitch, Hit, and Run – Sunday, April 26
- Heirloom Herb Sale - Saturday, May 2
- Center of Clayton Renovation Celebration - Saturday, May 16
- Chapman Plaza Concert - Thursday, May 21
- Picnic in the Park - Sunday, May 31
- Music & Wine Festival - Saturday, June 6
- Musical Nights - June 28 & July 26
Due to the frequent changes in services and various projects causing most content to become outdated, there will not be an April or June City Views newsletter.
City Views is scheduled to resume this fall.
Easy access to reliable information is essential in a public health emergency, so we are advising all Clayton residents to stay up-to-date on COVID-19 and the local response to it at www.stlcorona.com.