ST. LOUIS – Where masks are and aren’t required has become a little more confusing in recent days.
On Friday, St. Louis City and County announced that fully vaccinated people don’t have to wear masks in most indoor settings.
In crowded places like hospitals, homeless shelters, buses, and planes, masks are still required. Local businesses, schools, and employers can still have their own rules on mask-wearing.
Shoppers said it is hard to now know where masks are required and where they aren’t.
Some businesses have already revised their mask policy allowing fully vaccinated individuals to go without masks.
That list includes, Target, Walmart, Costco, Busch Stadium, River City hotel and casino and Schnucks.
Dierbergs said it will lift mask requirements for fully vaccinated shoppers starting Tuesday.
Here is a list of some of the local businesses that are and are not requiring masks.
No masks required for vaccinated customers:
- 1860’s Saloon
- Butterfly House
- Club Fitness
- Dierbergs Markets
- Gateway Arch National Park
- Hollywood Casino
- Magic House
- Misson Taco Joint
- Missouri Botanical Garden
- River City Hotel & Casino
- Schnucks grocery stores
- St. Louis Aquarium
- St. Louis Archdiocese
- St. Louis Cardinals Busch Stadium
- St. Louis Science Center
- Sam’s Club
- Trader Joe’s
Local establishments asking all customers to continue to wear a mask until further notice:
- 4 Hands Brewing Company – asking patrons to still please wear a mask during transactions
- Brasserie – asking that guests continue to wear masks when dining
- Anheuser-Busch brewery– Masks are still required. The Biergarten is open; tours to start soon
- Cinder House – Guests ages 10 and up will be required to wear a mask in public indoor spaces
- City Museum– City Museum will continue to require masks on guests ages 9 and up
- Enterprise Center– Masks must be worn by all over the age of 2 except when eating or drinking
- Euclid Records– Asking customers to still wear a mask
- Grace Meat + Three – Mask requirement in place
- Grant’s Farm– Mask requirement is in place
- Home Depot
- Ikea– Current mask protocol in place while the policy is being reviewed
- Muny– Working with health officials on COVID-19 protocols; announcement expected soon
- Pastaria-Ask that our guests continue to wear their masks when dining with
- Peno – Please continue to mask up for service
- Rockwell Beer Company
- Saint Louis Zoo– Masks required for all ages 9 and up, including those with the COVID-19 vaccine
- Ulta Beauty
Businesses in St. Louis County have had a few days to operate since the mask mandate has been lifted.
St. Louis County Executive Sam Page said he has heard from businesses that are not ready to open to the maskless public.
Page said during a Monday morning briefing that if businesses want to require masks, the county supports their decision.
He said for businesses to succeed, they must rely on customers to do the right thing. He says for businesses that have relaxed mask mandate requirements, customers who are unvaccinated should wear masks.
“If employees get sick, the business suffers. If the customers get sick, the business suffers. If everyone is honest about being vaccinated, our businesses will succeed,” said Page.
The county executive said we are not at the end of the race but the finish line is in sight.
When it comes to what is next, Page said the county is working on getting the rest of the community vaccinated so there can be more in-person activities.
He said about 2/3 of the community is still not vaccinated. St. Louis County has several vaccination options for residents. You can learn more at stlcorona.com.