As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to impact the country and our region, the East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG) Board of Directors meeting scheduled for next Wednesday, March 25, is being canceled.
EWG is committed to the safety of our employees and to supporting the efforts of cities, counties, public health organizations and others to address the COVID-19 crisis. While the EWG offices remain open, many of our staff will be working remotely, and we are exploring virtual options for upcoming public meetings or open houses. Additionally, all EWG committee meetings for the month of March, including the Air Quality Advisory Committee and the Transportation Planning Committee, have been canceled. You can find up to date information on the status of these and other meetings on our website.
We encourage local government officials, community leaders and all residents of the region to work together in combating and containing the spread of the coronavirus. For more guidance and information, check out the following resources:
- For general questions about COVID-19, visit health.mo.gov or call (877) 435-8411 in Missouri or visit dph.illinois.gov or call (800) 889-3931 in Illinois.
- For national updates, visit the Centers for Disease Control.
- For cities, the Missouri Municipal League and the International City-County Management Association (ICMA) have pulled together a variety of strategies and resources related to the outbreak.
- To get connected to local resources (housing, food, health care, mental health support), contact United Way’s 2-1-1 service.