Treasurer Tishaura Jones announced several actions to promote health and wellbeing of St. Louisans
St. Louis—On Monday, March 16, 2020, Treasurer Jones announced several actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and address economic hardship.
“It is critical to enforce ‘social distancing’ to limit the spread of COVID-19 and help St. Louisans avoid economic hardship,” said Treasurer Tishaura O. Jones. “We are taking every action we can to ensure the health and wellbeing of St. Louisans, including our customers, employees, and families participating in financial empowerment programs.”
- Parking meters will be free, and no tickets will be written through April 6, 2020.
- Penalties will be frozen for 30 days (through April 15, 2020).
- All hearings for parking ticket adjudication will be rescheduled.
- All in-person Office of Financial Empowerment and College Kids events are suspended through April 6, 2020.Some OFE programming will move to Facebook Live to help guide St. Louisans navigate difficult financial circumstances. Check STLOFE.org/events for updates.
- All departments have developed skeleton crew and work-from-home plans. Offices and garages are being thoroughly cleaned with numerous precautions to protect the health of workers.
These efforts will limit human contact and the spread of coronavirus and other germs on surfaces, while also helping people through an economically difficult period while schools are closed.
More updates to come.