St. Louis, Missouri 2021-07-23 15:13:00 –
ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com)-The obligation for everyone to wear masks has been reinstated in public places in the city and county of St. Louis.
Beginning Monday, all persons over the age of 5 in the city and county of St. Louis are required to wear masks indoors in public places and on public transport, regardless of vaccination status. Authorities also urge people to wear masks outdoors if they belong to a group. Persons sitting in restaurants and bars eating and drinking, and persons with disabilities who cannot wear masks are exempt from the obligation.
The announcement will be made as the Delta Variant spreads across the St. Louis region. Officials in the city and county of St. Louis have previously said they are considering regaining mandates. Many local school districts still decide if they need a mask.
Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, St. Louis has the highest number of hospitalizations since February. Data provided by the St. Louis Pandemic Task Force on Friday showed that 318 people were infected with COVID-19 in a hospital in St. Louis. This is the highest number since early February. While COVID is burdening hospitals in southwestern Missouri, local officials say almost all patients in St. Louis hospitals are local cases. Over 90 percent of them are unvaccinated.
St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones and St. Louis County Executive Samuel Page will discuss mandate in more detail at a press conference Monday at 9:30 am.
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