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St. Louis County issues stay-at-home order, starting Monday; region will follow

The 900 block of Lemay Ferry Road in Lemay as seen on Google Street View.

By 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 Executive Sam Page updates the public about COVID-19 (coronavirus) preparedness on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. At right is Spring Schmidt, co-director of the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health.

By 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...

Full list of everything canceled due to coronavirus

During the St. Louis Aquarium's closure, the attraction is offering 'Breakfast with the Sloth' with Coconut the Sloth, above.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, “social distancing” measures are being taken nationwide to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control has recommended gatherings of 10 people or less to help slow the spread of the virus, and St. Louis County Executive Sam Page...

St. Louis County limits access to county government building, services to prevent coronavirus spread

The St. Louis County public notice bulletin board on the ground floor of the Government Center, as seen the day of an emergency council meeting July 27. The 24-hour notice for the meeting is second from the top on the far right.

March 18, 2020

St. Louis County is limiting public access to county government workers for some services as part of operational changes to protect the public and workers from the coronavirus. County Executive Sam Page announced Wednesday that starting Thursday, St. Louis County government will “begin serving its resid...

St. Louis restaurants close to dine-in customers starting Friday; part of ‘social distancing’

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page updates the public about COVID-19 (coronavirus) preparedness on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. At right is Spring Schmidt, co-director of the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health.

March 18, 2020

Restaurants and bars in St. Louis County and St. Louis city will close for dine-in business starting Friday, making them takeout-only — a practice that has been implemented to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in other states, including Illinois. St. Louis County Executive Sam Page sign...

All major events canceled due to coronavirus; schools will be closing

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page updates the public about COVID-19 (coronavirus) preparedness on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. At right is Spring Schmidt, co-director of the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 16, 2020

Attempts to stem the spread of the coronavirus in Missouri and nationwide led to the cancellation or postponement last week of most major events, with schools closing for the next two weeks and St. Louis regional leaders banning events of more than 50 people. St. Louis County election authorities ask...

St. Louis County bans groups of 250 people or more due to coronavirus

St. Louis County bans groups of 250 people or more due to coronavirus

March 13, 2020

Attempts to stem the spread of the coronavirus in Missouri and nationwide led to the cancellation or postponement of most major events, and St. Louis County Executive Sam Page banned events of more than 250 people. The ban doesn’t apply to religious or school events, but Page said he hoped that churc...

Missouri’s first coronavirus case is in St. Louis County; family broke self-quarantine to attend school dance

Missouri’s first coronavirus case is in St. Louis County; family broke self-quarantine to attend school dance

March 10, 2020

Missouri’s first confirmed case of coronavirus is in St. Louis County, but the actions of the patient’s family members in ignoring an order to self-quarantine is getting more attention than the virus’ actual arrival in St. Louis. Despite being instructed to remain in self-quarantine by St. Louis...

Coronavirus: What you need to know

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page updates the public about COVID-19 (coronavirus) preparedness on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. At right is Spring Schmidt, co-director of the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 2, 2020

Despite a warning from the Centers for Disease Control last week that it is not if, but when, coronavirus will become a widespread epidemic in the United States, St. Louis County officials say that they are prepared and the spread of the disease in this area is still far off. The respiratory illness coronavirus...

Candidate filing underway for Aug. 4 primary

Candidate filing underway for Aug. 4 primary

February 27, 2020

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page will face two challengers in the Democratic primary this August. Page, county Assessor Jake Zimmerman and Ladue businessman Mark Mantovani all filed Tuesday for the Democratic nomination for the county executive’s post. Also filing for the county’s top spot ...

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