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Race’s role COVID-19’s catastrophic impact on STL County Blacks

Earlier this month, many were shocked by the news that COVID-19 is the third leading cause of death in St. Louis County. A report from the St. Louis County Health department stated this fact along with the grim news that as the virus surges, health disparities in African American communities increase negative health outcomes.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Simple safety tips for trick-or-treating for Halloween 2021

The air is getting chillier, pumpkins are perched on porches and kids across the country are planning their spooky costumes. As a professor of pediatric nursing and a mom to four young children, I know the excitement and anxiety that pandemic holidays bring to children and parents alike. Halloween 2020...

Board continues to uphold mask resolution

The Mehlville Board of Education voted last month to continue requiring universal masking inside all district facilities for all students, staff and administrators regardless of vaccination status. The Board of Education unanimously voted in a special meeting Sept. 21 to uphold a resolution that requires universal face coverings inside all...

COVID third leading cause of county deaths

After passing the 700,000th COVID death in the United States this month, St. Louis County released its annual death report showing that COVID was the third leading cause of death in the county in 2020. The St. Louis County Department of Public Health released a report Oct. 4 showing that...

South City staple making efforts to keep shelves stocked this Halloween

SOUTH ST. LOUIS ( - The manager of Johnnie Brock's Dungeon in Soulard says because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the store planned ahead when it came to supply. Experts say costumes, candy and decorations are loaded up at American ports, and a shortage of truck drivers means they may not make it to stores in time. The manager at Johnnie Brock's said they planned for a possible problem as COVID-19 spread in 2020.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Messenger: What happens to chicken pox, or polio, when personal freedom reigns supreme?

You wouldn’t know it walking into some businesses here, but St. Louis County has a mask-wearing order in place. The first version, issued by County Executive Sam Page on July 26 as the delta variant was rising, got caught up in politics. But Circuit Court Judge Nellie Ribaudo confirmed last Thursday that the latest version, endorsed by the four Democrats on the County Council, is indeed in effect — despite the protests of Attorney General Eric Schmitt.
RFT (Riverfront Times)

St. Louis County's Mask Mandate In Effect After Judge's Ruling, Battle Continues

Judge Nellie Ribaudo has lifted a temporary restraining order against St. Louis County’s mask mandate. Her ruling came on Thursday, weeks after St. Louis County Executive Sam Page and Dr. Faisal Khan issued a new public health order stating for residents over the age of five years old to wear masks. It applies to everyone, regardless of vaccination status.