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St. Louis County COVID-19 Update: 7-27-2020

posted Jul 27, 2020, 9:42 AM by City Clerk
July 27, 2020

Additional COVID-19 Implementations 

As announced by Dr. Page this morning the following seven initiatives will take effect at 5:00 pm, Friday, July 31. 
  • Only gatherings of up to 50 people will be permitted.  Amy group that had its plan for an event pre-approved should expect to be contacted by the Department of Public Health to discuss their specific circumstances. 
  • Occupancy rules for all businesses will revert to where they were in June at 25% occupancy. 
  • The Department of Public Health is ordering that all bars close at 10 P.M. every night. The late night and early morning hours are times when social distancing, mask wearing, and avoiding crowds are simply not being followed. 
  • The Department of Public Health will be finding new ways to make sure all businesses are following the rules — for the safety of their workers, workers’ families, and their customers. ​
  • It is also recommended that all people who are awaiting their COVID test results quarantine until they receive the results.  Right now, not all asymptomatic patients have been quarantining, but we now strongly recommend that they do so.  It is recommended that employers work with employees to make quarantining possible.  
  • Action will also be taken this week to ensure that all health providers are getting their results reported in a timely manner. Due to delays, the Department of Public Health issued a Rapid Notification Order.  But not all testing providers are complying, especially urgent care providers. 
  • The Director of Human Services has been asked to help provide a safe places for teachers who need to quarantine.  Teachers, virtual or in-classroom, are always important, but in a few weeks, teachers will be the new front-line workers. 
​Additional details regarding these implementations will be available soon.


Masking up in public is critical! In additional to stressing the importance of masking up and maintaining proper social distancing, the Department of Public Health is asking everyone to show us how you are staying safe by sharing your photos on social media using the the #MaskUpMondaySTL. 

Please keep in mind this is not for just Mondays, but everyday and want to see how the community is stopping the spread. Have you gotten creative with the kids? Is your mask unique? Is there someone in your life that you are protecting? Share it with us! We would love to share ideas, positive actions and how we all care about each-other.