St. Louis County Executive Sam Page announced a series of new restrictions and programs as a four-week rollback of some reopening measures after the county has seen 5 days in about a week that broke the daily record high for new COVID-19 cases.
The new measures include:
- The county will limit all gatherings and events to 50 people beginning Friday at 5 p.m.
- Business occupency limits will be rolled back to 25%, up from the previous 50% level set June 29.
- All late-night service at bars after 10 p.m. will be closed starting Friday.
- The county will create a process for closing businesses not following guidelines
- All those waiting for COVID-19 test results will be told to quarantine until they get their results
- The county will be requiring all healthcare providers to report test COVID-19 results promptly. Page said some providers, particularly urgent care centers, have lagged in reporting making it more difficult to identify and conrol outbreaks.
- The county will provide teachers with places to quarantine when schools reopen this fall.