County offices to be closed Monday

St. Louis County offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 6, due to the extreme weather conditions.

This includes the county’s Municipal Court night court sessions scheduled for Monday evening at the North County and South County Government Satellite Centers.

The county is operating two emergency overnight warming centers through 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8. The centers are at the Affton Community Center, 9801 Mackenzie Road, and the St. Vincent Community Center, 7335 St Charles Rock Road.

The American Red Cross is providing cots and blankets for each facility.

“There is no reason for any person to be out on the streets or in a home without heat when we have the ability to care for them during this extreme weather,” County Executive Charlie Dooley stated in a news release.

Both centers will be staffed overnight with employees from the St. Louis County Department of Human Services and nurses with the St. Louis County Department of Health. People utilizing the centers will be provided with a basic health assessment during the intake process.

“If people have signs of hypothermia or other minor health issues, we want to address that,” Dr. Dolores J. Gunn, county health director, stated in the release.

St. Louis County Police will have officers stationed at each of the facilities through the overnight hours.

Besides the emergency overnight centers, St. Louis County has a number of sites open during the day for people to get out of the cold; hours vary by center. For a complete listing of the daytime warming centers, call 211.

“These are some of the lowest temperatures the St. Louis area has seen in 20 years. We have to work together to protect lives during this extreme weather event,” Dooley stated.