Health Commissioner's Order No. 12
Order number twelve on 7/17/2020, amends and supplements previous Health Commissioner’s Order 10 and shall become effective at 12 a.m. on July 18, 2020
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This Order No. 12 shall amend and supplement previous Health Commissioner’s Order No. 10. This Order No. 12 shall become effective at 12:00 a.m. on July 18, 2020 and will continue to be in effect until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing by me.
My intent is to ensure that the maximum number of people and businesses take prudent precautions to reduce the exposure to, and slow the spread of, COVID-19. All provisions of this Order shall be interpreted to effectuate this intent.
WHEREAS, a resurgence of COVID cases is recurring and the seven-day moving average of COVID hospital admissions in the region have increased from less than 20 to over 30;
These trends having been realized, this Order No. 12 is being adopted in order to revise guidance and standards pertaining to Large Venues.
Section D of Exhibit 1 to Health Commissioner’s Order No. 9 (titled “Special Events & Meetings”) is revised as follows:
The capacity limits for Large Venues are adjusted as follows:
Beginning July 20, 2020: 75% of permitted capacity, until further notice
Except as modified herein, the provisions of Health Commissioner Order No. 10 remain in force and effect. This Order No. 12 supersedes any conflicting provisions of Orders 8, 9, and/or 10.
Social distancing and face covering requirements remain in effect.
BY THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN ME BY ARTICLE XIII, SECTION 14-C (C) OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS AND BY 19 CSR 20-20.050 (C) OF THE CODE OF STATE REGULATIONS, AND AFTER THE ABOVE-REFERENCED CRITERIA HAVE BEEN MET, I HEREBY ISSUE THE ORDER ATTACHED HERETO AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY THIS REFRENCE WITH RESPECT TO THE GRADUAL REOPENING OF THE CITY.
Date: July 17, 2020
Fredrick Echols, M.D.
Acting Director of Health & Hospitals/Health Commissioner