As with many other places across the country, St. Louis County is experiencing a surge of COVID-19 cases, and has enacted a new round of restrictions as a result. As of November 13, 2020, there were 38,620 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in St. Louis County, with 900 new cases reported on November 12th alone. St. Louis County’s positivity rate reached a staggering 15.1%, the highest since April of 2020. Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 are on the sharp rise.
In response, the St. Louis County Executive, Dr. Sam Page, announced a series of new restrictions:
- Restaurants and bars will close indoor service but not outdoor dining, curbside, delivery, and take-out service;
- All businesses will be reduced to 25 percent of their occupancy limits (currently at 50 percent);
- Gatherings will be reduced to a maximum of ten people (currently at 49 people);
- Residents should only leave their homes for specified reasons