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St. Louis County Executive announces $5M in funds for housing stabilization

As of June 4, there are 5,165 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in St. Louis County
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St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page comments about the Memorial Day weekend parties at the Lake of the Ozarks during his weekly press conference in Clayton, Missouri on May 27, 2020. Large crowds gathered at various bars, in the Ozarks, about 150 miles west of St. Louis, in defiance of Missouri’s social distancing guidelines, prompting Page to issue a travel advisory and request those that were at the party, returning to St. Louis County, self quarantine themselves for 14 days. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — St. Louis County is making more funds available to those who need it when it comes to housing stabilization.

County Executive Sam Page announced an additional $5 million in federal funds will be available for residents for needs at home - this includes homeless, people who need additional support to keep families together and safe during the pandemic, rental assistance and mortgage assistance for low-and middle-income residents. 

Click here for more on assistance and resources from the county's website

As of June 4, there are 5,165 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in St. Louis County.

In total in the county, 449 people have died due to complications related to the virus.

According to the county’s dashboard, in the past week – there’s a daily average of 1,374 tests being administered. Testing has been one of Page's top priorities since the coronavirus pandemic began.

County Executive Dr. Sam Page Press Conference

County Executive Dr. Sam Page addresses the media

Posted by County Executive Sam Page on Friday, June 5, 2020

In Page’s two other briefings this week, he discussed the death of George Floyd along with protests in the area. 

RELATED: St. Louis County Executive asks anyone attending protests to wear a mask, social distance due to COVID-19

He reiterated his support for peaceful protests and reminded people to wear a mask and practice social distancing when protesting. He also asked anyone who has participated in a protest to quarantine for two weeks if they were not able to wear a mask or practice social distancing.

On Tuesday, Page chose not to issue a countywide curfew. The City of St. Louis is currently under a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. until further notice.

RELATED: No curfew in St. Louis County Tuesday night | 'We know that the people of St. Louis County will do the right thing'

On June 8, bars in the county will be allowed to reopen, but with restrictions.

RELATED: These are the new protocols for bars in St. Louis County

Fitness centers and gyms will be able to reopen on June 15.

RELATED: Guidelines for gyms and fitness centers reopening in St. Louis County

The county began it’s first phase of reopening on May 18.

Page has been holding COVID-19 briefings three days a week since the pandemic began.