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County Executive Sam Page appears in a mask at the July 2020 ribbon cutting for 9 Mile Garden food truck plaza in Affton.

St. Louis County reinstating mask mandate Monday

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor July 23, 2021

St. Louis County and St. Louis will require masks in all indoor public places regardless of vaccination status starting Monday.  The health order requires everyone 5 and older to wear a mask regardless...

Mehlville Fire Protection District employee Kelly Pettit administers a Johnson & Johnson vaccine dose at a state-run vaccination event at Bernard Middle School Saturday, April 3.

Several back-to-school vaccine events being offered

July 21, 2021

State representatives Jim Murphy, R-Oakville, and Michael O’Donnell, R-Oakville, along with the Mehlville Fire Protection District and Mehlville School District are co-sponsoring a back-to-school COVID-19...

Members of the Visiting Nurses Association, National Guard, county employees and volunteers help administer the vaccine at the mass vaccination site in Ferguson Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. The county announced Tuesday that in addition to the mass vaccination site at the Florissant Valley campus of St. Louis Community College, additional vaccination sites would open in the Mehlville, Affton and Eureka fire protection districts, which will begin administering vaccines to eligible members of the public who have appointments Thursday.

County pushes vaccinations for students before return to school

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor July 6, 2021

The St. Louis County Department of Public Health is launching a back-to-school vaccination program to get students vaccinated against COVID-19 before school starts in August.  Beginning in mid-July,...

Cities received federal CARES Act funds during COVID-19 pandemic

Cities received federal CARES Act funds during COVID-19 pandemic

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter June 19, 2021

Most cities in South County have passed ordinances that will allow them to accept federal coronavirus funds from St. Louis County as part of the county’s $47 million Municipal Relief program. The Grantwood...

Mehlville parents criticize continued masking at board meeting

Mehlville parents criticize continued masking at board meeting

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter June 8, 2021

Several parents spoke at the Mehlville Board of Education meeting last month against the district’s decision to continue requiring masks for students despite St. Louis County dropping its mask mandate...

School districts see influx of federal funds

School districts see influx of federal funds

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter May 27, 2021

Every South County school district will be using an influx of federal money over the next three years to address challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, in what one local school leader is calling...

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page attends the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 Mile Garden, a food truck garden in Affton that is the first in the state. The food truck garden officially opened July 3.

St. Louis County, city lift mask mandates for vaccinated people, following new federal guidance

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor May 14, 2021

St. Louis County and the city of St. Louis are lifting the mask mandates for vaccinated people along with most other public-health orders in the St. Louis region as of Friday, following new guidance from...

The Affton School District held a vaccination event for its teachers and other staff members the first day teachers were eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine Monday, March 15. Other school districts like Mehlville and Lindbergh have also hosted events to vaccinate their staff.

Missouri lawmakers pass bill limiting local health orders, banning vaccine passports

By Tessa Weinberg, Missouri Independent May 12, 2021

As the state of Missouri battles its second year of the novel coronavirus’ spread, lawmakers on Wednesday sent to the governor’s desk a bill that aims to rein in local public health orders and ban...

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page, right, and his wife, Jennifer, head to the polls Tuesday morning, Aug. 4, 2020, in Creve Coeur to vote for Page in the Democratic primary. Jennifer Page was dressed in scrubs to head to her job at Mercy Hospital South.

Missouri sues St. Louis County over COVID-19 mandates

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor May 11, 2021

Representing the state of Missouri, Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging St. Louis County's ongoing public-health mandates related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The lawsuit,...

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