ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) — A St. Louis County councilwoman who voted to rescind the countywide mask mandate now is pushing to require county employees and contractors be vaccinated or wear a mask and get tested for COVID-19 on a regular basis.
Shalonda Webb is a Democrat representing the 4th District in north St. Louis County. She submitted the bill to the County Council and Executive Sam Page supports the measure.
The St. Louis County Council voted against a proposed mask mandate ordinance Tuesday.
Webb was among the council members who rejected a mandate requiring masks in indoor public places on Tuesday. Webb has been clear she believes masks work but she said she had an issue with how County Executive Sam Page bypassed the council to issue the order.
“My concern was not just the legal matter of who introduced the bill. Whether it was county executive overreach .. My concern was this was gonna cause chaos. I literally put in a statement that this was going to put gasoline on a fire that was calming,” Webb said during Tuesday’s council meeting.
Missouri Attorney Eric Schmitt filed a lawsuit against the mandate and obtained a temporary restraining order against it.
News 4 reached out to Webb for comment but we haven’t heard back yet.
St. Louis City’s mas mandate remains in place.
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