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.
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.
In Page’s two other briefings this week, he discussed the death of George Floyd along with protests in the area.
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.
On June 8, bars in the county will be allowed to reopen, but with restrictions.
Fitness centers and gyms will be able to reopen on June 15.
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.