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St. Louis County enacts restrictions as COVID-19 spreads

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Posted at 11:11 AM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 12:11:20-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The continued spread of COVID-19 cases in the St. Louis area is prompting leaders to put in place another round of restrictions in an effort to stop that spread.

Over the weekend, St. Louis County reported several hundred new COVID-19 cases, pushing its total to more than 11,000. More than 630 people have died from COVID-19 in the county.

On Monday, St Louis County Executive Sam Page announced that starting Friday, July 31, additional restrictions will be in place to try to limit the spread:

  • Gatherings will be limited to fewer than 50 people;
  • Businesses will be limited to 25 percent occupancy;
  • Bars to close at 10 p.m.;
  • People waiting for COVID-19 test results are required to self-quarantine.

"The decisions we made today will not bend the curve for at least three weeks," Page said according to KSDK-TV. "This step backwards, we believe, for the next four weeks, will keep us from doing anything more drastic."