St. Louis bar flouts city health rules, prompting city to take a step back on re-opening

Videos surfaced over the weekend of patrons of the Wheelhouse ignoring masks requirements and social distancing.  The Wheelhouse is located across the street from Busch Stadium.

Photo courtesy of KSDK-St. Louis

A dramatic increase in coronavirus cases in St. Louis, prompts city leaders to back track on re-opening guidelines.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports St. Louis County Executive Sam Page made the announcement on Monday, saying the city is cracking down on bars with a new 10 p.m. curfew.  Those bars found to be ignoring city health rules will be faced with a possible closure of two weeks. 

The city is also regressing on social gathering guidelines, placing smaller caps on occupancy limits for businesses and churches.  Page says the rolled-back restrictions will be in place for the next month. 

St. Louis County has reported the most cases and deaths in Missouri since the pandemic started.  By Monday, the city reported a total of more than 11,000 known cases with 636 deaths.