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Green Park will meet virtually tonight, for the first time in history

Green Park will meet virtually tonight, for the first time in history

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 20, 2020

For the first time ever, the Green Park Board of Aldermen will hold a virtual meeting tonight due to the coronavirus outbreak. The board canceled the city’s monthly meeting last month. But this month, the city will hold a virtual board meeting at 7 p.m. Monday. The meeting will only be available by livestream...

Page will not reopen parks any time soon

The grade of the Cliff Cave trail in Oakville, seen here at its May 2018 opening, is no more than 5 percent, which allows those with mobility issues to use it.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 20, 2020

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page will not reopen parks any time soon, despite a push to reopen parks from the three Republican members of the County Council. Page closed the parks April 3, after the state closed some of its parks statewide and one in the St. Louis area. When that happened, the coun...

St. Louis County stay-at-home order extended indefinitely, for at least another month

St. Louis County stay-at-home order extended indefinitely, for at least another month

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 16, 2020

St. Louis County and St. Louis city's stay-at-home orders have been extended indefinitely, at least through mid-May. And the announcements came through Twitter. County Executive Sam Page tweeted Thursday, “Our stay-at-home order will be extended for now and I will revisit it in mid-May. We have made ...

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 County Council Republicans call on Page to reopen parks

Bicyclists enjoying the paved path at the new Cliff Cave Trail in 2018. Bikers also have the option of an unpaved trail.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 13, 2020

The St. Louis County Council’s Republicans are calling on County Executive Sam Page to reopen county parks. Initially, parks and outdoor exercise were allowed under Page’s stay-at-home order issued March 21 to combat the coronavirus. That order expires April 22. But Page, a Democrat, ordered the parks closed April 3 ...

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...

Mehlville makes changes to grab-and-go meals for safety

Mehlville School District employees, 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. The meals are available at seven sites.

April 10, 2020

The Mehlville School District will continue providing grab-and-go meals to students after the governor ordered all Missouri school buildings closed through the end of the year. Meals are available to any student 18 or younger who lives in the district, even if they go to private school. But to prev...

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...

Mehlville Fire Protection District launches mobile healthcare screenings for COVID-19

Mehlville Fire Protection District critical-care paramedics, in a photo provided by the fire district.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 9, 2020

A dedicated unit of Mehlville Fire Protection District critical-care paramedics will perform in-home health screenings for district residents who are experiencing coronavirus symptoms through a new “COVID Mobile” program that launched this week. The new COVID Mobile program will not administer COV...

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