List of Essential Businesses

Essential Businesses

Changes at Local Grocery Stores (eff. April 6)

Beginning April 6, both Schnucks and Dierbergs Markets will be implementing a one customer per household rule to help assist with social distancing.  Further, Dierbergs Markets will begin limiting the number of customers inside a store at any given time.

Stay at Home Order

St. Louis County adopted Executive Order 15 (EO-15) on March 21, 2020, implementing a Stay at Home Order in effect from 12:01 a.m. on March 23 until 11:59 p.m. on April 22, 2020.  As part of that Order, St. Louis County published a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) providing common information and guidance during this time.

Essential Services

The Stay at Home Order requires that all “non-essential businesses” are closed and that only “essential services” are allowed to remain open.  Those essential services include, but are not limited to:

  • Health care operations and essential infrastructure;
  • Grocery stores, farmers’ markets, farm and produce stands, supermarkets, food banks, and convenience stores. These include stores that sell groceries and also sell other non-grocery products and products necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences;
  • Food and beverage production, processing, and distribution, including farming, ranching, fishing, dairies, creameries, wineries, and breweries;
  • Organizations that provide food, shelter, social services, and other necessities to vulnerable individuals;
  • Gas stations and auto supply, auto repair, and related facilities;
  • Banks and related financial institutions;
  • Hardware stores;
  • Plumbers, electricians, exterminators, and others providing services necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and operation of residences, essential activities, and essential businesses;
  • Businesses providing mailing and shipping services, including post office boxes;
  • Educational institutions—including public and private K-12 schools, colleges, and universities—for purposes of facilitating distance learning or performing essential functions, provided that social distancing of 6 feet per person is maintained to the greatest extent possible;
  • Schools and other entities that typically provide food services to students or members of the public may continue to do so under this order on the condition that the food is provided to students or members of the public on a pick-up and take-away basis only;
  • Laundromats, dry cleaners, and laundry service providers;
  • Restaurants and other facilities that prepare and serve food, but only for drive-thru, delivery, or carry out;
  • Businesses that supply products needed for people to work from home;
  • Businesses that supply other essential businesses with the support or supplies necessary to operate;
  • Businesses that ship or deliver food or goods directly to residences;
  • Airlines, taxis, and others providing transportation services necessary for essential activities and other purposes expressly authorized in the order;
  • Home-based care for seniors, adults, or children;
  • Residential facilities and shelters for seniors, adults, and children;
  • Professional services, such as legal or accounting services, when necessary to assist with legally mandated activities; or to exercise constitutional rights, including but not limited to obligations under any court rule or order and for activities of essential businesses;
  • Businesses that offer childcare services, but only to the extent that they provide services to people who are necessary employees of essential businesses and government functions, and provided that they take reasonable actions to comply with social distancing conditions.

Wildwood Businesses

Certain Wildwood businesses are considered to be “essential services” and may be eligible to remain open.  Some of these businesses include those listed below.  Note that this does not represent an accurate listing of which businesses are actually open for business.

  • Healthcare:  Mercy Convenient Care, 212 Degrees of Wellness, Century Orthodontics, Cherry Hills Dental Group, Cherry Hills Veterinary Hospital, Forefront Dermatology, Fox Creek Veterinary Hospital, Freedman Dental, Gregory St. John DDS, MyWildwoodDentist, Ince Orthodontics, St. Louis Center for Oral and Facial Surgery, Timothy Denny DDS, Town Center Dental, Town Center Dermatology, Westglen Animal Hospital, Wildwood Chiropractic, Wildwood Family Dentistry, Wildwood Internal Medicine
  • Grocery, Farmer’s Market, Convenience Store:  Dierbergs, Schnucks, Walgreens, Patterson Family Farms, Treats Unleashed
  • Food and Beverage Production, Farming, etc.:  Fahr Greenhouse, Fick Supply Service Inc., Papillon Perennials, Passiglia’s Nursery & Garden Center, Zick’s Great Outdoors
  • Gas Stations, Auto Repair:  Mobil, Philips 66, BP (x2), Ballwin Sinclair Auto, Barnett Auto, Sonny’s Auto
  • Banks and Financial Institutions:  Bank of America, Central Bank of St. Louis, Electro Savings Credit Union, First Bank, PNC Bank, Rockwood Bank, Simmons Bank
  • Laundromats and Dry Cleaners: US Cleaners, West Oak Cleaners, Wildwood Cleaners
  • Restaurants for drive-thru, delivery or carryout:  See Local Restaurant Information