Clayton, Missouri – The new restrictions are expected to be announced at a press conference in St. Louis County Chief Executive Sam Page on Friday morning in response to the increase in COVID-19 cases. The press conference will be held at 8:30 in the morning, and you can watch FOX 2 news online and online.
Dr. Page wrote in a statement: “I am deeply concerned that not everyone is personally responsible for following public health orders.” “Our hospitals are already full of people, our health workers Overwhelmed and exhausted, we continue to break records for the number of new cases and the number of patients that hospitals tend to treat every day. If we are to control this virus, everyone needs to go all out.”
The topics that Dr. Page will cover include addressing business capacity limitations and allowable meeting sizes. The new regulations will take effect on Tuesday, November 17.
At today’s virtual meeting of the Joint Committee on Health and Hospitals in St. Louis, a vote was passed on new guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. They said the virus did not appear to have spread from schools and businesses to the St. Louis area. The spread comes from private parties.
When elected officials make new restrictions, they ask for doctor’s advice. Limiting the number of people in private residences and public gatherings to ten or less people was voted by the council.
The board of directors is very concerned about the approaching Thanksgiving holiday and the 90% capacity of hospitals in the St. Louis area. The board stated that some very difficult decisions may need to be made to ensure that the hospital can still accept patients. There are enough hospital beds, but staffing them has always been a challenge.