St. Louis mask mandate temporarily on hold; Kansas City sued
August 4, 2021
St. Louis County residents will not be required to wear masks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic for at least two more weeks, after a judge issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday against a mask mandate that was issued last month.
Circuit Judge Ellen "Nellie" Ribaudo sided with Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, who had sued to stop a mask mandate issued by St. Louis County Executive Sam Page and county health officials. She set a hearing on a preliminary injunction for Aug. 17.
Hours after the ruling, Schmitt filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn a recently reinstated mask mand...