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St. Louis city and county to require masks in some places


O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis city and county officials say they will require masks in some public places starting Monday., citing a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases spurred by the delta variant.

Masks will be mandatory in indoor public places and on public transportation for everyone age 5 or older, even for those who are vaccinated, officials said in a news release on Friday. Masking outdoors "will be strongly encouraged," especially in group settings.

The decision comes as both of Missouri's urban areas are seeing a big uptick in cases in hospitalizations that began in rural areas of...

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