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St. Louis County coronavirus cases nearing 1,000

St. Louis County coronavirus cases nearing 1,000

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...

St. Louis County coronavirus deaths nearly double this weekend

St. Louis County coronavirus deaths nearly double this weekend

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 5, 2020

Update: In numbers released Monday morning, the total number of cases stands at 985 and the deaths at 14.  Two weeks after its first death from COVID-19, St. Louis County nearly doubled its number of coronavirus deaths this weekend. The county now has 862 total cases and 13 deaths, up from 781 cases Frid...

Livestreaming and taking temperatures: As Legislature returns, it will look different

Livestreaming and taking temperatures: As Legislature returns, it will look different

Madison Czopek, Missouri News Network

April 4, 2020

Y MADISON CZOPEK Missouri  News Network Lawmakers will return to the Capitol next week with new measures in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 among themselves and essential employees who work in the building. The precautions include implementing checkpoints at entrances, livestreaming legislati...

‘Stay home, Missourians’: Parson issues statewide stay-at-home order

‘Stay home, Missourians’: Parson issues statewide stay-at-home order

April 4, 2020

Missouri Gov, Mike Parson issued a statewide stay-at-home order Friday, but he’s leaving the details of what business are essential and non-essential to local governments. The directive came weeks after local Missouri officials like St. Louis County Executive Sam Page and St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewso...

Some state parks close today, including Castlewood; state prisons won’t release inmates

Some state parks close today, including Castlewood; state prisons won’t release inmates

Jordan Meier, Missouri News Network

April 2, 2020

Parks and prisons were major topics at Gov. Mike Parson’s Tuesday update on COVID-19 in Missouri. This comes after a weekend of high traffic at many state parks, and questions about whether the governor will consider releasing nonviolent offenders from state prisons. State park closures Carol Comer, director o...

St. Louis County now has 781 coronavirus cases and seven deaths, creates dashboard to track it all

St. Louis County now has 781 coronavirus cases and seven deaths, creates dashboard to track it all

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 2, 2020

Update: In the latest numbers released Friday, St. Louis County now has 781 positive cases and seven deaths.  St. Louis County now has 781 coronavirus cases and six deaths, up from 663 Thursday and so many that the county has developed a dashboard to track all the data related to the cases. Origina...

Page, Trakas file to run again; both will have three challengers

Page, Trakas file to run again; both will have three challengers

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 2, 2020

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page will face three challengers in the Democratic primary this August, and Councilman Ernie Trakas also has three challengers for his 6th District seat. Filing for county, state and federal offices for the Aug. 4 primary began in February and ended Tuesday. County exec...

Mehlville firefighters with cancer will get coverage

Mehlville firefighters with cancer will get coverage

Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2020

The Mehlville Fire Protection District will begin to offer enhanced benefits to employees diagnosed with cancer after the Board of Directors approved changes to the fire district’s employee manual last month. Board members unanimously approved the changes to the Employee Manual of Policies and Procedur...

South County has first four positive coronavirus cases in outbreak at group home

South County has first four positive coronavirus cases in outbreak at group home

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 31, 2020

In what marks the first four officially confirmed cases of coronavirus in South County, three residents and an employee of a state-run home for the developmentally disabled have tested positive. Although health-care workers and residents have said on social media that other cases exist, the cases are als...

South County COVID-19 testing is on hold

South County COVID-19 testing is on hold

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 31, 2020

Mercy placed a planned South County coronavirus testing site on hold last week the day it was set to open, but still plans to open the new site at some point. Plans for the South County testing were postponed because “we want to make sure we have everyone and everything in place to ensure the site run...

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