Virus-Hit St. Louis City, County To Begin Reopening May 18 | KBIA

Virus-Hit St. Louis City, County To Begin Reopening May 18

May 6, 2020

St. Louis and St. Louis County will ease stay-at-home orders later this month, but officials caution that the process will be slow for the area of Missouri most ravaged by the coronavirus.

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and St. Louis County Executive Sam Page announced late Tuesday that public health restrictions would be reduced starting May 18. Page said Wednesday that the reopening process will be driven by metrics such as hospitalizations, ventilator usage and rises or falls in confirmed cases.

About two-thirds of Missouri's confirmed coronavirus cases, and about half the deaths, have occurred in the city and county.