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CLAYTON, Mo. – Now that the COVID vaccine is being rolled out in St. Louis County, residents and restaurant owners have been wondering when will COVID protocols be relaxed? The answer? Feb. 1.

After sitting down with the St. Louis County Restaurant Advisory Group, County Executive Sam Page announced a curfew extension Sunday for those businesses.

At present, restaurants and bars in the county are restricted to 25 percent capacity but have a 10 p.m. curfew. Starting Monday, they can stay open until 11 p.m.

During Sunday’s briefing, Page said protocols have worked in slowing the spread of the virus. But until more people are vaccinated, the county will maintain its limits on capacity.

Page said more than 4,700 county residents have received the first dose of the vaccine and the county health department continues pressing the state government for additional doses.

Meanwhile, Page announced that St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley will function as a mass vaccination site. It is expected to open by mid-week and an estimated 500 to 1,000 shots will be administered each day. Vaccinations will be on an appointment-only basis.