The city of St. Louis, Missouri is now set to start once again requiring all individuals over the age of five to wear a mask indoors, regardless of whether or not they are vaccinated.
As The Daily Wire reports:
According to Fox News, officials said Friday that the mandate applies to people regardless of their vaccination status and is being put into place while the delta variant spreads in the area.
“We’ve lost more than 500 St. Louisans to COVID-19, and if our region doesn’t work together to protect one another, we could see spikes that overwhelm our hospital and public health systems,” Dr. Fredrick Echols, acting director of health for the City of St. Louis, said Friday.
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St. Louis now joins other large cities like Los Angeles who have also reinstated their indoor mask mandates, and with fall and winter right around the corner it is likely more will join them.