St. Louis city and county leaders announced a new health order Friday afternoon that will make masks mandatory again for the city and county.
The order goes into effect Monday and people over the age of 5 are required to wear a mask in indoor public places regardless of vaccination status.
This is the first time local leaders have issued a new order since Gov. Mike Parson signed Bill 271 on June 15, 2021. The bill limits the power of emergency health orders issued by local governments.
Since this is the first order issued after the June 15 bill, there are questions circling on if this statewide bill applies to the local bill.If it does, the St. Louis County Council and the St. Louis City Board of Aldermen can terminate the order by a simple majority vote.Lawyer Jay Kanzler with Witzel, Kanzler and Dimmitt LLC, said it’s not clear yet if this […]
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