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First confirmed South County case: State group home resident has coronavirus

First confirmed South County case: State group home resident has coronavirus

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 29, 2020

In what marks the first officially confirmed case of coronavirus in South County, a resident of a state-run home for the developmentally disabled tested positive Sunday. A resident of the South County Habilitation Center, 2312 Lemay Ferry Road, received word of a positive test Sunday, Missouri state...

St. Louis school closures extended through April 22

St. Louis school closures extended through April 22

Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2020

Students will remain at home for at least the next month after St. Louis County, Jefferson County and St. Louis City schools extended building closures through Wednesday, April 22. The extension is consistent with the stay-at-home orders issued in the county and the city over the weekend that also last through April 22. A stay-at-home order was ...

Coronavirus cases multiplying in St. Louis County

Coronavirus cases multiplying in St. Louis County

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 24, 2020

Coronavirus cases multiplied in St. Louis County overnight Monday, jumping in one week from two to 90. In the county's daily count released Monday evening, 90 people have tested positive in St. Louis County for coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. That is a jump of 35 cases in a single day. The...

St. Louis County, city join together to offer zero-interest loans, assistance to small businesses

St. Louis County, city join together to offer zero-interest loans, assistance to small businesses

March 23, 2020

In response to COVID-19, the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership joined the St. Louis Development Corporation, or SLDC, to announce resources for small businesses, including zero-interest loans and a newly created hotline to help businesses access resources. The new city-county Small Business Resource ...

St. Louis County issues stay-at-home order, starting Monday; region will follow

St. Louis County issues stay-at-home order, starting Monday; region will follow

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 21, 2020

St. Louis County will join states like Illinois, California and New York with a stay-at-home order to fight the coronavirus, under a decree issued by County Executive Sam Page that goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday. Under the executive order issued Saturday, similar to the orders referred to in...

Capt. Mary Barton named first female police chief in St. Louis County history

Capt. Mary Barton named first female police chief in St. Louis County history

March 19, 2020

The St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners has chosen Capt. Mary Barton, who commands the West County Precinct, as the first female police chief in county history. Since Chief Jon Belmar announced his retirement Feb. 10, the Board of Police Commissioners has asked for public input to “inspire...

Governor postpones Missouri’s April 7 election to June due to coronavirus

Governor postpones Missouri’s April 7 election to June due to coronavirus

March 18, 2020

Missouri’s April 7 municipal and school board election will be postponed to June 2 under an executive order signed by Gov. Mike Parson today, due to the state of emergency trying to prevent the spread of coronavirus, or COVID-19. After a request from Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, Parson said Wednesday th...

St. Louis restaurants close to dine-in customers starting Friday; part of ‘social distancing’

St. Louis restaurants close to dine-in customers starting Friday; part of ‘social distancing’

March 18, 2020

Restaurants and bars in St. Louis County and St. Louis city will close for dine-in business starting Friday, making them takeout-only — a practice that has been implemented to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in other states, including Illinois. St. Louis County Executive Sam Page sign...

All St. Louis County Library locations to close to the public through April 3

All St. Louis County Library locations to close to the public through April 3

March 16, 2020

All St. Louis County Library branch locations will close to the public Tuesday, March 17, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the library announced Monday. SLCL will close all 20 branch locations starting Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, April 3 and will re-evaluate as needed in an effort to hel...

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