What is the Coronavirus?

The COVID-19 Coronavirus is an emerging and rapidly evolving outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, and which has now been detected in many locations internationally, including cases in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2,” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

How will HPSD communicate with families with updates?

We will notify families when necessary through our regular communication channels.

How can I get breakfast and lunch for my family?

Breakfast & lunch will be available 11-12 Monday to Friday for those 18 and under at five Lemay locations:  Hancock Place Middle School, Hancock Place Central Office, Schnucks, Cusanellis, and Sam’s Convenience Market

What should I do if my kid is sick?  Is the Hancock Health Clinic Open.

The Hancock Clinic is open for regular hours but you MUST call ahead for appointments to be made. No walk-ins during this time!  Please call to make an appointment at 544-1300 X189

My child is stressed out from all of the news & media.  What can I do to help them?

We have therapeutic counselors available through Presbyterian Children’s Homes & Services and Preferred Family Healthcare to speak with your children.  Contact our helpline at: 544-1300 X219 or email us at and we will get back with you as soon as possible.

How can I stay updated on all of the information associated with Covid-19?

The most updated information can be found at

What if someone in my household needs to be tested for the virus?  What do I do?

Contact the County Health Hotline at 314-615-2660

Contact the State Hotline at  877-435-8411

What if my child is signed up to receive weekender bags?

They will continue to get delivered as long as there are no restrictions on us doing so.

What if I need to speak to a police officer?

School Resource Officer Willenbrock is available to our families, as needed.  Call the helpline at 544-1300 X219 or email at if you have specific questions for her.  

Where can I turn for more information?


Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Hotline 24/7


Center for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

School District Communications

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