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Coronavirus cases in St. Louis metro could peak next week, hit 70,000 by April 30

The pandemic task force released this slide with its current projection for total cases in the St. Louis metro area by the end of April.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 16, 2020

The St. Louis metropolitan area has kept total numbers of coronavirus cases below initial projections, but stay-at-home orders and social distancing are needed for at least another month, the head of the regional pandemic task force said Wednesday. The 15-county area in Missouri and Illinois covere...

St. Louis stay-at-home order could be extended into May, officials say

St. Louis Public Library Director Waller McGuire speaks at a Jan. 7 press conference announcing a

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 13, 2020

The stay-at-home order in effect through next week in St. Louis County and St. Louis city is likely to be extended into May, the county executive and mayor both said Monday. Statewide and countywide executive orders currently mandate that people stay home and any non-essential businesses remain closed through April 25 to prevent the sprea...

Lindbergh providing to-go meals for any child in the district

Students walk to class during the passing period at Lindbergh High School Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.

April 10, 2020

Despite Missouri schools closing the rest of the year, Lindbergh Schools is still providing free curbside to-go meals for students who are in need of food assistance on days when school is scheduled to be in session.  Instead of offering meals to only students who receive free or reduced lunch, meals...

VIDEO: All Missouri schools will stay closed through end of school year

Mehlville School District employees, including Superintendent Chris Gaines, seen above March 23, are handing out grab-and-go meals of breakfast and lunch to all children living in the Mehlville School District during the extended closure.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 9, 2020

The governor announced Thursday that students in Missouri will not return to school this year, but St. Louis area schools had already made that decision. In a Facebook post, Gov. Mike Parson said, “We are ordering all Missouri public and charter schools to remain closed through the remainder of the...

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By Deborah Baker, Publisher

April 9, 2020

Community businesses and organizations share their stories in the April 2, 2020 edition of Call Newspapers. We recognize the businesses, churches, schools, representatives and nonprofit organizations that provide support to our newspapers and help to make our communities strong with great pride and gratitu...

Play Gloria: In new reality, online is the way to reach out to the public

Play Gloria: In new reality, online is the way to reach out to the public

By Column by Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 9, 2020

"Play Gloria" by Gloria Lloyd News Editor The coronavirus has everyone adapting to a new reality, both positive and negative. One upside is that perhaps South County governments will wake up to the advantages of making their meetings open to the public remotely through the internet. It’s hard to believe, but some local ...

Missouri first responders affected by COVID-19 will receive compensation

St Louis County Police Chief Colonel Jon Belmar announces the newly instated Special Response Unit. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

By Jordan Meier, Missouri News Network

April 8, 2020

A first responder’s job is not easy, and with the COVID-19 outbreak their jobs have gotten harder and more dangerous. Across Missouri, police officers, firefighters and EMTs have contracted COVID-19. Gov. Mike Parson and Annie Hui, the director of the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Rel...

VIDEO: Lindbergh principals share ways to have fun while social distancing

Lindbergh principals share fun social distancing ideas on Zoom.

April 7, 2020

Lindbergh Schools principals got together via the videoconferencing app Zoom to share some fun social distancing ideas with district families. The video includes the head principal of every Lindbergh school, from early childhood through high school. With the help of teachers and parents, s...

St. Louis County coronavirus cases nearing 1,000

St. Louis County coronavirus cases nearing 1,000

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 6, 2020

Just over two weeks after St. Louis County’s first death from COVID-19, its number of coronavirus deaths doubled between Friday and Monday as the county approaches 1,000 total cases. The county now has 985 total cases and 14 deaths, up from 781 cases Friday and 663 Thursday, according to the late...

Some areas of South County, St. Louis County hit harder than others by coronavirus

St. Louis County released this geographic data of coronavirus cases Friday, the first time the county's cases had been publicly sorted by ZIP code.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 3, 2020

Updated at 4:25 p.m. April 3 with update on Crestwood and Sunset Hills, plus more North County ZIP codes.  Some areas of South County and St. Louis County are being hit harder by the coronavirus than others, according to data the county released Friday that for the first time breaks down the county...

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