Galleria stores allowed to reopen, restaurants can open dining rooms: Richmond Heights mayor comments

Richmond Heights Mayor Jim Thomson addressed COVID-19 issues and commented on some reopenings — The Heights will remain closed — in a statement to the community, published online.

We have been on a long and winding road.

As of Thursday, May 14th, there has been 11 days of decline in local COVID-19 hospital admissions. The goal was to begin phase one of reopening after a decline of 14 days.

Some relief is coming Monday. Most retail businesses can open if they wish. The Saint Louis Galleria and The Boulevard-Saint Louis are planning to allow their stores to open. Restaurants may have inside seating. Churches may be able to hold services again.

However, there will be some limitations and things will look different. If you choose to go out, you will have to continue physical distancing, be required to wear a face covering, or have to wait as businesses are only allowing 25% capacity as part of phase one of St. Louis County’s Reopening Plan.

City Hall will begin to reopen Monday by taking appointments only and following all restrictions. Unfortunately, THE HEIGHTS Community Center still cannot open under the County’s current restrictions. The Richmond Heights Memorial Library is working on a plan to open soon.

Many thanks to the teachers who continue to educate the youth of our community through new and innovative ways. To our graduates from 8th grade, high school, and college – congratulations and best wishes on your next adventure!

Let me conclude with some great news! I have been in contact with all four of our senior living communities in Richmond Heights. The residents living at Allegro Senior Living, Richmond Terrace Assisted Living, Anthology of Clayton View, and Sunrise Senior Living have been 100% free of COVID-19 and so have their entire staff!!

Stay Safe to Stay Well,
Jim

Please contact me if I can ever be of any assistance.
jthomson@richmondheights.org
(314) 645-0404

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