Page: Disappointed in judge’s decision to temporarily halt mask mandate


ST. LOUIS– St. Louis County Executive Sam Page held a briefing this morning on his Facebook page and said he is disappointed in the judge’s ruling yesterday to issue a temporary restraining order against the mask mandate.

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed a lawsuit last week contesting the mandate. A St. Louis County Circuit Court sided with the Missouri Attorney General’s Office Tuesday.

Page said the county will return to court in a few weeks to make its case again why masks are necessary for the county residents.

Page mentioned the latest figures from the St. Louis Pandemic Task Force that show there are 20 COVID patients age 18 and under in the hospital. He said 7 of them are in the ICU.

Page also said the virus is spreading too fast in St. Louis County with 265 new cases a day.

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