“Being in a room where everyone is screaming and no one is wearing a mask is extremely high risk,” said Pam Walker, a former city health director.
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County Council Chairwoman Rita Heard Days, D-1st District, has been notified of the incident, a spokesman for County Executive Sam Page said.
Councilwoman Lisa Clancy, D-5th District, tweeted that an upcoming meeting Tuesday should be virtual to comply with quarantine guidelines.
“I’m very concerned for all the unmasked attendees at the meeting,” she said.
St. Louis Pandemic Task Force hospitalizations reached 413 on Friday, a number not seen since early February, before vaccines were widely available. Statewide, the number was 1,921, the highest number since Jan. 27.
The state and the region are struggling at least partially because of a low vaccination rate. Just 49% of Missourians had received at least one dose of the vaccine as of Friday compared with 57% nationwide, federal data shows. Statistics for St. Louis and St. Louis County weren’t much better.
St. Louis and St. Louis County revived their mask mandates Monday.
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, a Republican running for U.S. Senate, sued to invalidate them.
A hearing on Schmitt’s request for an initial ruling in that case is set for 10 a.m. Monday in federal court.
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