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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

How to Narc on Your Neighbor For Not Following Coronavirus Rules

Posted By on Wed, Apr 8, 2020 at 6:32 PM

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Normally being a tattletale is frowned on, but not in a world where a deadly virus is taking human lives.

Some people (and businesses) either don’t understand the danger, refuse to take the coronavirus threat seriously or think that the rules don’t apply to them and they continue to congregate in groups.

Many locals who come across one of these jerks are contacting St. Louis’ Citizens’ Service Bureau for guidance. The Citizens’ Service Bureau is one of the most helpful organizations in town. You can bother them for help with so many things, from a burned out street light to a scary-deep pothole to one of St. Louis' famous dumpster fires.

But they’re also the top place to contact if you have a neighbor hosting a weekly poker night or you know of a non-essential business that is open and likely spreading virus. Don't call 911, call the CSB.

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson tweeted that the City of St. Louis Department of Health and the City of St. Louis Government want to know when St. Louisiana are in violation of St. Louis’ "Stay at Home" orders.

Krewson also points out that “This is not a recommendation. This is not a suggestion. It is a mandatory order.

Don’t want to get caught? Don’t endanger your fellow citizens. For those of you who truly need assistance, information on how to narc is at the CSB site. You can report via live chat, online submission, my phone (314-622-4800) or by tweet @stlscb.

Just be careful no matter what you choose do about the situation. Coughs can kill, but snitches get stitches.

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