Page, Jones lift COVID emergency orders in county, city ahead of federal declaration ending


Photo by Erin Achenbach

A paramedic from the Fenton Fire Protection District gives a COVID-19 vaccine shot to a woman in the community room at the Affton Fire Protection District headquarters on Gravois Road while St. Louis County Executive Sam Page visited Feb. 12, 2021.

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page and St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones ended COVID-19 emergency declarations in the county and city last week.

The county exectuive and mayor said in a joint statement released April 7 that both the emergency declarations in St. Louis County and in St. Louis city were officially lifted based on consultations with the county and city health departments. The orders were put into place at the start of pandemic a little over three years ago.

U.S. President Joe Biden plans to end the federal state of emergency in May. More than 69% of the country is vaccinated against the virus.