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Metro requires all passengers to wear masks, starting today

Metro Transit released this graphic of passengers wearing masks ahead of the requirement that went into effect Monday, May 11.

May 11, 2020

All riders on Metro Transit will be required to wear face masks beginning today — Monday, May 11. The transit system that operates MetroLink light rail and MetroBus said that the requirement is being taken “to help protect transit riders and Metro Transit employees from the spread of coronavi...

St. Louis County is home to COVID-19 vaccine development

Christine Smith, left, a vice president at Pfizer, details the production and trials that will be happening at Pfizer's Chesterfield, Missouri facility, alongside Missouri Gov. Mike Parson.

By Claire Colby, Missouri News Network

May 9, 2020

A Pfizer facility in Chesterfield is working to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. “In a short order of time, we worked closely with regulatory authorities and accelerated what typically would have taken months into weeks and weeks into a matter of days in order to rapidly and safely enter the clinic,...

Archdiocese will allow public masses to resume when stay-at-home order starts to lift May 18

'Drive-by ashings' photo taken in March 2019. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

May 9, 2020

The St. Louis Archdiocese will allow Catholic public masses to resume again as soon as May 18, when St. Louis County and the city of St. Louis are slated to begin lifting restrictions of their stay-at-home order. The archdiocese called off public masses in March, as lockdowns and crowd-size limits we...

Laumeier Sculpture Park’s annual Mother’s Day Art Fair goes online-only this weekend

The Laumeier Art Fair in 2017.

May 8, 2020

More than 80 artists from Missouri and beyond are participating in Laumeier Sculpture Park’s Online Art Fair, which is taking place virtually Friday, May 8 through Monday, May 11. This year would have been the 33rd annual Art Fair at the sculpture park in Sunset Hills, always held on Mother’s Day wee...

St. Louis County Small Business Relief Program offers up to $15,000 in COVID-19 grants

Some businesses were forced to close by St. Louis County's March 21 stay-at-home order, but others like the Macy's at South County Center, seen above during the stay-at-home order, voluntarily closed before that.

May 8, 2020

Editor's note: Several key details of this program have changed since this article was published. Businesses do not have to have been closed during the stay-at-home order in order to apply, but had to have been impacted by coronavirus. Businesses that received money through federal loans or grants alr...

‘Mayors for Meals’ food drive Saturday will assist families in 26 area counties

'Mayors for Meals' food drive Saturday will assist families in 26 area counties

May 8, 2020

South County mayors are partnering with the St. Louis Area Foodbank for a countywide “Mayors for Meals” food collection event Saturday, May 9. Food donations can be dropped off in two South County locations from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. : Crestwood Government Center, 1 Detjen Drive, Crestwood Sunset...

Not every St. Louis County business will be allowed to reopen May 18

Curbside pickup was open at Helen Fitzgerald's in Sunset Hills March 18.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 8, 2020

St. Louis County will start to reopen after the coronavirus shutdown as soon as May 18, but not every business will be part of that reopening process. And those that are will look very different. That was the message delivered by County Executive Sam Page in his briefing Friday. Page had already previ...

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is being produced and tested in St. Louis County lab

Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine is being produced and tested in St. Louis County lab

May 7, 2020

Pfizer is ramping up production in hopes of producing a vaccine for the coronavirus within months, the company announced this week. And the vaccine will be produced and tested in St. Louis County. During Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s COVID-19 briefing Thursday, he was joined by Christine Smith, head of th...

‘Community Food Drive for COVID-19’ will distribute 1,000 care packages to families in need

Community Food Drive

May 6, 2020

Police officers and firefighters in South County will be distributing 1,000 boxes of nonperishable goods Thursday in a “Community Food Drive for COVID-19” aimed at those in need. The care package distribution will take place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at the parking lot of St. Matthia...

St. Louis County stay-at-home order will end ‘gradually’ starting May 18; masks required

The Urban League of Metropolitan Saint Louis distributed food and other items to 2,500 families Saturday, May 2, at the former Jamestown Mall, assisted by County Executive Sam Page in a mask, left.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 6, 2020

St. Louis County could start to end its stay-at-home order Monday, May 18, but the new freedom will come with restrictions: Employees and customers will be required to socially distance and wear face masks in public. “Be prepared to wear a mask, be prepared to stay 6 feet apart,” County Executi...

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