Thursday, December 9, 2021
Through Jenna Jones on Thu. Dec. 9 2021 To 10:05 am
The mask’s tenure in St. Louis County has ended.
After St. Louis County Council declined to hold a vote at its Dec. 7 meeting and a Cole County decision declaring all health orders “null and void,” the interim health director of the St. Louis County, Dr. Faisal Khan has withdrawn an issued face covering order. September 27.
“I continue to strongly recommend residents and guests of St. Louis County to wear masks indoors in public areas,” Khan wrote in his letter. “Masks save lives.
Fox 2 reports that county officials revealed the withdrawal this morning in court with Judge Nellie Ribaudo, citing Cole County’s decision and Schmitt’s refusal to appeal – despite a request from the director of the Department of Health and Elderly Services to do so – and the county council doesn’t vote on the mask’s mandate. Ribaudo has overseen mask warrant arguments over the past several months between Attorney General Eric Schmitt and the county.
“Due to the Cole County order and the council’s decision not to approve a new face covering order, the director of the Department of Public Health this morning rescinded the previous face covering order.” , said Sam Page, county manager of St. Louis. tweeted this morning. “The Department of Health continues to recommend indoor masks. Covid cases are on the increase. ”
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