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St. Louis County COVID-19 Update ~ May 3, 2021

posted May 4, 2021, 9:57 AM by City Clerk

May 3, 2021

St. Louis County COVID-19 Update

 

City and County Work Together to Lift COVID-19 Restrictions

 

St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page was joined by the city of St. Louis’ Mayor Tishaura Jones on Monday morning to announce a new public health order in both jurisdictions that significantly eases restrictions on businesses and gatherings.

 

Under the Reopen STL order, there is no limit on building capacity as long as a distance of six feet between individuals or dining groups is maintained. Face masks are still required to enter any business in the city or county, but they may be removed in outdoor settings.

 

This announcement marks the first time during the pandemic that city and county leaders have jointly issued a public health order. “While the responses of the city and county have been similar, they have not always been in sync,” Dr. Page said. “Thousands of people a day toggle between the city and the county to work, attend school, dine out, shop, and worship.”

 

The full text of the order is available at https://stlcorona.com/dr-pages-messages/public-health-orders/all-public-health-orders-archives/reopen-stl-order/

 

The county also has issued guidelines for specific business sectors impacted by the pandemic. Under the new order, many of these guidelines have been simplified and some businesses are now advised to consult CDC guidance. Those documents can be found at https://stlcorona.com/dr-pages-messages/covid-19-safe-operating-protocols/.

 

Both Dr. Page and Mayor Jones emphasized that these new guidelines are only possible because of the increasing availability of COVID-19 vaccines in the region. Residents of either the city or county may walk into the vaccine center at the Dome any day of the week. Those using public transit may request a free pass. Information about many other vaccine opportunities is available at www.stlcorona.com

 

County Executive Press Conference

 

This morning's press conference by County Executive Dr. Sam Page can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zd3a-En7tys ​




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