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St. Louis County COVID-19 Update ~ August 9, 2021

posted Aug 9, 2021, 10:18 AM by City Clerk   [ updated Aug 9, 2021, 10:18 AM ]

August 9, 2021

St. Louis County COVID-19 Update
COVID Prevention Measures Key to Safe School Year

With the school year starting soon, Saint Louis County health officials warn that it remains as important as ever to take protective measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. Children can spread the virus to unvaccinated adults, and the Delta variant is affecting younger people more than at earlier stages of the pandemic.

“Kids are heading back to the classroom to make new friends, see old friends, prepare for their future, and create lifelong memories,” said County Executive Dr. Sam Page Monday morning. “Let’s not let inaction stand in the way of that moving forward.”

The area pandemic task force reported Friday that 493 people were hospitalized with COVID-19, up from 93 two months earlier. Saint Louis County is averaging 318 new cases per day. County residents are urged to get vaccinated as soon as possible and continue wearing masks in all indoor public places. More information is available at​

County Executive Press Conference
Monday's press conference by County Executive Dr. Sam Page can be found here​:​​​​

If you have any symptoms or are exposed to someone with COVID-19, please get tested. You can make an appointment for a free COVID-19 test at It is no longer enough for just you to be vaccinated – ask your friends and family to be vaccinated as well. If they aren’t, they may be putting you at risk. Please wear a mask when in public to protect yourself and others. Choosing not to wear a mask when in contact with anyone outside your household, particularly when you are indoors, puts everyone at risk, particularly children for contracting COVID-19.

For the latest information on COVID-19 and vaccines, back-to-school vaccine events for kids, etc. go to the St. Louis County Department of Health’s website: . 

If you have questions regarding the latest COVID-19 guidelines, please contact the St. Louis County Department of Public Health at (314) 615-9700.

Sara Dayley
Public Information Officer
Saint Louis County Department of Public Health