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Mask up: Grocery stores, schools, businesses respond to St. Louis mask mandate

Here's how businesses are responding after a new mask mandate was issued in St. Louis County and the City of St. Louis.

ST. LOUIS — A new mask mandate was issued in St. Louis County and the City of St. Louis. The mandate takes effect Monday.

The mandate says everyone in indoor public places and public transportation needs to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. People sitting and eating or drinking at a bar or restaurant, people who have a disability that prevents them from putting on or taking off a mask and children under 5 are not required to wear masks.

This mandate applies to indoor public places, or areas accessible to the public, like theaters, malls, businesses and restaurants.

Some grocery stores, breweries, restaurants and shopping or other entertainment venues issued statements about the mandate.

Grocery stores


Dierbergs announced its stores will continue to adhere to local rules, including the mask mandate.


Grocer Schnucks issued a statement saying all customers, teammates and vendors would be required to wear a mask in St. Louis and St. Louis County grocery stores. Schnucks was updating signage in their 45 affected stores.


Mehlville School District

The district announced on Facebook that students, staff and visitors need to wear masks.

Saint Louis University

SLU announced masks will be required inside all buildings.

Entertainment venues

The Muny

The Muny strongly encourages people to wear a mask at their outdoor venue.


City Coffee House & Creperie

Masks will be required regardless of vaccination status.

Heavy Riff Brewing Company

Brewery Heavy Riff posted on Facebook that they were requiring masks and limiting the number of people seated at tables.

Maggie's Lunchbox

Masks will be required at Maggie's Lunchbox.

Mai Lee Restaurant

Masks are back at Mai Lee Restaurant.

Sasha's on Shaw

Sasha's posted on Instagram they would require masks while inside and not seated at a table.


The Book House

Masks are required inside the Book House.

Infinity Skate Shop

The store posted on Facebook that masks will be required.


Food Outreach

Nonprofit organization Food Outreach posted on Facebook that masks would be required.