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Missouri balks at state mandates despite 'red zone' status

Aug. 11, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's top health official has insisted that a statewide mandate for masks and social distancing doesn't make sense, even though the federal government has designated the state a “red zone” for new coronavirus cases. The designation is cause for concern, said Dr....

Missouri reports confirming another 1,027 COVID-19 cases

Aug. 10, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (AP) — Missouri health officials reported another 1,027 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, continuing a trend of nearly 1,000 new cases every day since last week. The exception was Sunday, when the state recorded 475 confirmed cases. The state’s data was delayed during the...

Missouri schools wrestle with decision on returning to class

Jul. 30, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — With coronavirus cases surging, several St. Louis-area school districts have decided to start the school year with online-only learning, while the state’s largest school district is limiting the number of days each student will attend in-person. Springfield Public Schools...

St. Louis County announces new restrictions as cases soar

Jul. 27, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

Missouri's most populous county is limiting crowd sizes, ordering bars to close early and getting tough on businesses as the number of coronavirus cases soars, complicating the start of the school year. St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page said Monday that the new restrictions would take effect at 5 p.m....

Springfield woman sues over city's mask mandate

Jul. 24, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Springfield, Missouri, woman is suing the city over its decision to require face coverings, saying the health of others “is not my responsibility.” Rachel Shelton is asking the court to temporarily stop an ordinance, and to rule that it violates her rights. The...

FILE - In this March 9, 2020 file photo, St. Louis County Executive Sam Page speaks during a news conference at the Office of Emergency Management in Baldwin, Mo. Leaders on both sides of Missouri are taking actions that they say are necessary to protect children from the coronavirus. Kansas City's school superintendent wants to start the fall semester with online classes. Page ordered a temporary halt to youth sports games and scrimmages that began this week, a move that has drawn criticism from some youth sports coaches, parents and facility operators. (Colter Peterson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP File)

KC schools may start online; St. Louis youth sports on hold

Jul. 23, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

KIRKWOOD, Mo. (AP) — The superintendent of one of Missouri’s largest school districts wants to start the school year with only online classes while St. Louis-area leaders are defending their decision to shut down youth sports in an effort to help prevent transmission of the coronavirus as cases rise...

St. Louis-area Catholic schools plan in-person classes

Jul. 20, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The Archdiocese of St. Louis on Monday announced plans to resume in-person classes next month as one area Catholic school deals with a coronavirus outbreak. At least 19 St. Dominic High School students and two guests tested positive for COVID-19 after attending an outdoor graduation...

St. Louis Count limits youth sports amid COVID-19 outbreaks

Jul. 16, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis County will impose limits next week on youth sports amid coronavirus outbreaks among players, the county executive announced Thursday. Teams will be banned from playing other teams, they'll be restricted to groups of 10 people or fewer, and spectators won't be allowed, St. Louis...

GOP PAC gave to church that sued over COVID-19 restrictions

Jul. 16, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suburban St. Louis church received a $5,000 contribution from a Republican-affiliated political action committee before it sued over coronavirus-related restrictions on gatherings, new records show. Records filed Wednesday with the Missouri Ethics Commission show that the Show Me Growth...

St. Louis County schools to reopen with masks, distancing

Jul. 6, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Schools in St. Louis County will reopen with masks, social distancing and some online classes amid an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. County Executive Sam Page said Monday that public and private schools are expected to present their plans to parents and students...