St. Louis County Commissioner Sam Page implemented a mask mandate effective on Monday, July 26th. The mandate ended on its second day.
St. Louis County Commissioner Sam Page’s most recent mask mandate was something very few in the St. Louis area wanted.
Missouri AG and Two St. Louis County Councilmen Plan to Prevent County Commissioner Sam Page’s Reimplementation of the Mask Mandate
On Tuesday night, only a day after the mandate went into effect in the St. Louis city and county, the mandate was overturned.
Local channel KMOV reported:
Only one day after it went into effect, a mask mandate in St. Louis County has been repealed.
The mandate was discussed at Tuesday evening’s St. Louis County Council meeting, and many members of the public spoke out, mostly against the mandate. Some speakers said it is an issue of freedom, while a few said the mandate could be helpful.
Interim St. Louis County Health Director Faisal Khan told the council that data backs up far a mandate, citing rising hospitalizations and an increasing number of younger COVID-19 patients.
The mandate took effect Monday and was put in place by St. Louis County Executive Sam Page and St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones. It requires everyone wear a mask in indoor public settings, regardless of whether or not they have been vaccinated…
…The vote to terminate the mandate was 5-2. A spokesman for Page said he will respond to the vote at a press conference Wednesday. The mandate is still in effect in St. Louis City.