St. Louis mayor announces new restrictions for bars, restaurants, large venues

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson cited a jump in hospital admissions related to COVID-19 and the trend of more young people being infected with the virus as reasons for new restrictions in the city. 

Starting Thursday, all bars, restaurants and nightclubs will have to limit their capacity to 50% of their permitted occupancy and must close by 11:00 p.m. nightly. 

The 13th order by the St. Louis Department of Health also will require that large venues shall reduce their capacity to 50% or less.

--️ Large venues/cultural institutions/attractions/destinations must reduce their capacity to 50% or less of their permitted capacity and continue to comply with protocols set forth in Order No. 9, Exhibit 1. (5/ )

— Mayor Lyda Krewson (@LydaKrewson) August 12, 2020

See the full announcement here.

The order will be in place until at least Sept. 7. 

The state health department reported Tuesday that Missouri has confirmed 981 more cases in the last 24 hours, taking the state’s tally to 60,935.

This is a breaking news story that will be updated.
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