Public Health Alerts & Information


In response to the current coronavirus situation the police department is operating in what we consider to be an alert level. The agency is responding to all calls for service with a few exceptions. On sick case calls, officers are staging in the area and allowing the fire department to go in and triage the situation. If the fire department is in need of police assistance, they will notify them and they respond. We are currently operating at full staff levels and conducting normal police activities. The Police Department has suspended all public presentations, Tours of the police department, and school presentations due to the schools being closed for the next month. At the request of the company that provides the dropbox's we are no longer taking prescription drugs at the station. While we are trying to abide by social distancing guidelines, we are providing full emergency response services and normal patrol services at this time, citizens will see the police on patrol and in their neighborhoods as normal.

The city is following St. Louis County Health Department standards and will consider additional actions as necessary moving forward.

Due to the St. Louis County Executive Order forbidding Public Gatherings, the following
City events are CANCELLED until further notice. Please check back for updates.

Easter Egg Scramble Hunt
Municipal Court
Arbor Day Ceremony
Dog Park Open House
Electronic Recycling Event - May 2 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Family Bingo
Lafayette Older Adult BBQ
Family Movie Night - May 14
Summer Concert Series and More than a Market Market
Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks
EDGE Aquatic Center and all programs offered at the aquatic center
Summer Day Camp programs

City has instituted changes to some City services until further notice:

Limited Code Compliance Inspection Services

COVID-19 Symptoms

Residents experiencing symptoms of fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, should contact the St. Louis County Health Line at (314) 615-2660 with their concerns. Those who have reason to believe they have encountered a person infected with COVID-19 should utilize that number.

St. Louis County has created a website dedicated to the dissemination of information relating to COVID-19, Please visit that website or the Center for Disease Control (CDC) or the World Health Organization (WHO) for the most current and reputable information available.