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St. Louis city leaders giving update on COVID-19 efforts

City leaders are gathered for a press conference
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ST. LOUIS — City leaders are updating the public on its efforts to fight the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19 during a press conference in the mayor's office.

In attendance at the press conference:

  • Mayor Lyda Krewson
  • Presiding Judge Rex Burlison
  • Health Department Director Dr. Fredrick Echols
  • Public Safety Director Judge Jimmie Edwards 
  • St. Louis Metropolitan Police Chief John Hayden
  • St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson
  • Commissioner Gary Christmann
  • Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner

Thursday, Krewson started taking steps to ensure city residents will have access to water. She ordered the water department to stop all water shut-offs until at least May 15.

"Access to water is essential for cleaning, personal hygiene & washing your hands," Krewson wrote on Twitter.

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