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St. Louis County now has 781 coronavirus cases and seven deaths, creates dashboard to track it all

St. Louis County now has 781 coronavirus cases and seven deaths, creates dashboard to track it all

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 2, 2020

Update: In the latest numbers released Friday, St. Louis County now has 781 positive cases and seven deaths.  St. Louis County now has 781 coronavirus cases and six deaths, up from 663 Thursday and so many that the county has developed a dashboard to track all the data related to the cases. Origina...

Page, Trakas file to run again; both will have three challengers

Page, Trakas file to run again; both will have three challengers

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 2, 2020

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page will face three challengers in the Democratic primary this August, and Councilman Ernie Trakas also has three challengers for his 6th District seat. Filing for county, state and federal offices for the Aug. 4 primary began in February and ended Tuesday. County exec...

South County has first four positive coronavirus cases in outbreak at group home

South County has first four positive coronavirus cases in outbreak at group home

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 31, 2020

In what marks the first four officially confirmed cases of coronavirus in South County, three residents and an employee of a state-run home for the developmentally disabled have tested positive. Although health-care workers and residents have said on social media that other cases exist, the cases are als...

South County COVID-19 testing is on hold

South County COVID-19 testing is on hold

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 31, 2020

Mercy placed a planned South County coronavirus testing site on hold last week the day it was set to open, but still plans to open the new site at some point. Plans for the South County testing were postponed because “we want to make sure we have everyone and everything in place to ensure the site run...

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...

St. Louis County Police officer tests positive for coronavirus as cases near 300

St. Louis County Police officer tests positive for coronavirus as cases near 300

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 28, 2020

An officer in the St. Louis County Police Department has tested positive for coronavirus, one of 70 new cases announced Saturday by the county. The officer, who was not named by the department, is currently in isolation. The officer lives in St. Louis County and is counted as one of a total 291 positive...

Play Gloria: Sunshine Laws in the time of pandemic are a tricky topic

Play Gloria: Sunshine Laws in the time of pandemic are a tricky topic

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 26, 2020

In the time of coronavirus, do people still have constitutional rights and the right to attend public meetings? A court will decide that this week, as a group of New Hampshire residents filed suit because they said that “stay at home” orders restrict their constitutional rights to assemble and...

Barton is county’s first female chief in history

Barton is county’s first female chief in history

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 25, 2020

The St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners has chosen Capt. Mary Barton, who commands the West County Precinct, as the first female police chief in county history. Barton, who has 41 years of experience at the St. Louis County Police Department, will lead the department starting May 1, afte...

Council will meet by video as emergency

Council will meet by video as emergency

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 24, 2020

The St. Louis County Council is scheduled to meet for the first time ever by video this week after a state of emergency was declared at all levels of government due to the coronavirus, or COVID-19. The council was set to meet Tuesday night — after The Call went to press. Council Chairwoman Lisa...

St. Louis County residents ordered to stay at home as a way to combat coronavirus

St. Louis County residents ordered to stay at home as a way to combat coronavirus

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 24, 2020

St. Louis County joined 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 went into effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday. Under the executive order issued Saturday, similar to the orders referred to in va...

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