ST. LOUIS — Two of Missouri’s largest jurisdictions on Monday approved extensions of their mask mandates, as COVID-19 continues to cause a big spike in cases and hospitalizations.
St. Louis aldermen, on a voice vote with no opposition, approved an extension of the city’s indoor mask mandate at the request of Mayor Tishaura Jones. The order that began July 26 is now extended through Sept. 29.
Meanwhile, the Jackson County Legislature voted to extend the public health order that would have expired Sept. 7. The order extends the county’s mask mandate to Oct. 7.
St. Louis County’s mask mandate is on hold. The county has asked a judge to lift a preliminary injunction against the order, now that the County Council voted last week to support it.
Missouri’s COVID-19 dashboard showed 1,911 newly confirmed cases of the virus on Monday and no new deaths. All told, 629,107 confirmed cases have been reported in Missouri since the onset of the pandemic, along with 10,453 deaths.
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