Mask mandates return to St. Louis

On Monday leaders in St. Louis city and county reinstated mask mandates in response to rising COVID-19 case numbers in the area, driven by the fast-spreading delta variant.

The mandates require everyone 5 and older — regardless of vaccination status — to wear masks in indoor public places and on public transportation. Wearing a mask outside, especially in group settings, is strongly encouraged. Exceptions are allowed for people who are seated in a restaurant or bar eating and drinking, and for individuals with disabilities that prevent them from masking.