covid-19 resources

The City of St. Louis has the answers to some of your most pressing Covid-19 related questions. An “EMERGENCY RESOURCES FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES” webpage for answers on testing and vaccination sites, public utility companies’ mandates, utility assistance, food/children/housing/older adult resources, general health assistance and Covid-19 contacts is available.

Visit the CITY OF ST. LOUIS website to view the resources information.


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    • USE YOUR EBT CARD TO BUY GROCERIES ONLINE    If you get Food Stamp (SNAP) benefits, you are now able to use your Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card to buy eligible food online. At this time, you can use your EBT card to buy the same approved food items you would usually buy in the store online at Walmart and Amazon. More grocery retailers may be added later.

For more information about using your EBT card to buy food online, review our frequently asked questions.

NOTE:  SNAP benefits do not cover delivery fees or other associated charges.

At Missouri American Water, we know your water bill is not your only expense and understand that some customers may need financial assistance to keep the water flowing. If you are experiencing financial hardship, please contact us at 1-866-430-0820.


    • If you are in crisis and need assistance with your summer cooling bills, you now have until October 31, 2020 to apply for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).  This allows low-income Missourians more time to apply for the summer cooling program and remain safe in their homes.

      The Department of Social Services also increased the income level for Missourians to qualify for help and added the option to apply online.

      To apply for LIHEAP, complete and submit one application form online for your household.  You can also mail or fax the completed paper application form to the office serving your community listed on last page of the application. 

    • Visit AMEREN MISSOURI’s website to learn about their COVID-19 policies and energy assistance, or call them at 800-552-7583.


“On March 12, Mayor Krewson ordered the City of St. Louis Water Dept. to stop all water shut offs until at least May 15.”

You can contact them at the City of St. Louis Water Division website or calling 314-771-2255.


    • VARSITY VIRTUAL TUTORS–virtual learning free and free tutoring sign up soon! K-12 We’re open! Call now to set up tutoring (855) 499-4846.      


The St. Louis Public Library can help you prepare online for the HiSET Exam. CLICK HERE and follow the below instructions to get on the path to earning your HISET/GED today!

You will need a library card to access the training courses. CLICK HERE to get a free library card.

        • Click on “Digital Library”
        • Then, click on “Online Learning”
        • Scroll down and click on “Learning Express Library”
        • Click on “High School Equivalency Center” and “Build Your Skills”
        • On the Blue section at the top, click “Register” to get started at EBSCO Learning Express.

All you need is an email address and a password.

You can:

        • take the TABE Assessment
        • build your Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies skills
        • take practice tests, view tutorials, study eBooks and use flashcards, and
        • access a Video Guide

NOTE:  You cannot take the HiSET Exam on this website, but you can prepare for the exam.

If you are a Food Stamp (SNAP) recipient ages 16-59, SkillUP is here to offer free help.This is a voluntary program to help Food Stamp recipients get free help with skills, training, and employer connections to get a job or a better job. CLICK HERE for additional information.

Under the CARES Act, people who are self-employed or contract employees are eligible for benefits under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program. Visit the Missouri Department of Labor website for additional information.

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