Cortex COVID-19 Information Guide 

All visitors coming to Cortex during the COVID-19 pandemic, please adhere to the protocols established by the World Health Organization WHO, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, the State of Missouri, St. Louis City, and St. Louis County governments.


Visiting a company?


District visitors should contact the individual at the company they are visiting to confirm access to the building. The coronavirus emergency is changing rapidly; therefore, we want to ensure your safety while visiting Cortex. Before you visit, PLEASE CALL your host!


Property Management strongly urges all tenant employees and building visitors to adhere to the CDC recommendation to wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.  Please be considerate of others and wear a mask when riding in an elevator, visiting the restroom, or traveling through any common area of the building.


The following is from the CDC website:


Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others


  • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
  • Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities. Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
  • Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker.
  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.



CIC members


Please visit the Cambridge Innovation Center CIC website for the latest updates concerning working in your CIC space. If you have any other questions concerning access to CIC’s co-working spaces, please call 314- 615-6301.


Venture Café


The Venture Café Thursday Gathering will remain virtual until further notice. Please, visit the VCSTL website for updates and for the calendar of events.


Food Trucks – During the COVID-19 pandemic all activities on the Cortex Commons, including the weekly food trucks are canceled until further notice. Sign up for the Cortex Connections weekly newsletter for updates each week.


Park Avenue Coffee - The Cortex District location is temporarily closed due to Covid-19 as of 2 pm on Monday, March 23rd.  Coffee and carryout orders for less than 10 may be made by calling (314) 265-5000. Please visit the Park Avenue Coffee website for updates.


Vicia RestaurantVicia is closed for dine-in service until further notice. However, you can order a Vicia Family Meal to go in the meantime. Curbside service is now open, Tuesday - Saturday, 5 - 8 pm. 


The Chocolate Pig – The Chocolate Pig is closed until further notice. Please visit The Chocolate Pig website for updates.


Move by BJC – Move is temporarily closed until further notice. Please check the Move website for further updates.


BJC COVID-19 Testing – BJC has set up a COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in the parking lot bordered by Boyle, Clayton, Tower Grove, and I-64.  Prescreening is required. 


COVID-19 Community Support Organizations 


City of St. Louis Department of Health

St. Louis County Department of Public Health


Face Shield Initiative STL

Gateway Resilience Fund