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July 20, 2020 - St. Louis County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update

posted Jul 20, 2020, 9:37 AM by City Clerk
July 20, 2020
St. Louis County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Update

Face Covering Guidelines

These guidelines, as updated and effective July 14, 2020 in Saint Louis County differ from the previous guideline in that exemptions are specifically outlined, including additional options for those with health conditions. 

Those with certain health conditions
If you have the following health conditions or safety concerns, you are exempt from the requirement to wear a face covering:
  • If you have a health condition that prohibits you from wearing a face covering.
  • If you are experiencing difficulty breathing, or are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the face covering without assistance.
  • If you are hearing impaired, or communicating with a person who is hearing impaired, and the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.
  • If you are obtaining a service involving the nose, mouth, or face for which temporary removal of the face covering is necessary to perform the service.
  • If you have documentation that establishes that a medical professional has told you not to wear a face covering, you do not have to wear one.
An exemption from wearing a face covering does not mean that a business must allow you entry.

In certain instances when an individual cannot wear a face covering, a face shield may be worn. A face shield is not a substitute for a face covering when the individual is able to wear a face covering. Additional information and descriptions regarding face covering including printable signage can be found here.

Youth Sports Guidelines

Due to a rise in the number of positive COVID-19 cases involving young people in St. Louis County,  the Department of Public Health has issued more specific guidelines effective today, Monday, July 20. Those guidelines are attached and will be posted on​

Contact Information
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services hotline: (877) 435-8411. St. Louis County COVID-19 website