ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis area is in the middle of another surge of COVID-19 cases just weeks before children head back to school.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force pointed out a trend of more children being hospitalized with the virus. As of Tuesday, seven children were in area ICUs — three of them are too young to be vaccinated. Only children 12 and older are eligible to get Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.
Schools also are faced with varying mask guidelines — especially in St. Louis County where a mask mandate is on a temporary hold until Aug. 17. The mandate remains in place in the city.
5 On Your Side contacted school districts all over the Bi-state area to see how they’re planning a safe return to school for children. Follow the links below for full details on back-to-school plans, including each district’s mask guidance and other health measures.
This list will be updated as more school districts release their plans. And please note, some of these plans may change as local and federal guidelines are updated.
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