St. Louis Now Requiring Masks for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated People; AG to File Lawsuit

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced he will soon file a lawsuit against the city of St. Louis over its masking mandate, which went into effect on Monday. Last week, St. Louis officials said that people aged 5 and older will have to wear masks—regardless of vaccination status—indoors. Wearing masks outdoors will be encouraged, especially in group settings, according to a news release from city officials. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises unvaccinated people to wear masks in public but states that vaccinated people don’t need to wear them in most circumstances. People are still required to wear masks on public transportation. “We’ve lost more than 500 St. Louisans to COVID-19, and if our region doesn’t work together to protect one another, we could see spikes that overwhelm our hospital and public health systems,” Dr. Fredrick Echols, acting director of health for the City of St. Louis, …Read More

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