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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...

Unemployment claims up as COVID-19 cases in Missouri rise above 300

Unemployment claims up as COVID-19 cases in Missouri rise above 300

Claire Colby, Missouri News Network

March 26, 2020

A day after requesting help from the federal government to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday shared details about the state’s response. Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services has confirmed 356 cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday afternoon. In Wednesday’s briefing, Pa...

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...

Students are now on their own for classes

Students are now on their own for classes

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 24, 2020

Every school in South County, the state and seemingly the country is shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, with students forced to learn from home and parents trying to figure out how to replace teachers with little training or notice. All South County public school districts were on spring break ...

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...

St. Louis County has first death from coronavirus; virus reaches community spread

St. Louis County has first death from coronavirus; virus reaches community spread

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 20, 2020

St. Louis County had its first death from coronavirus Friday, a woman in her 60s who is a case of community spread, officials said. “Today is a sad day in St. Louis County,” County Executive Sam Page said at a press conference. “Today we learned that a county resident died from the coronavirus. Thes...

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