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Science & Medicine

St. Louis Faces Legal, Local Fight Over Bringing Back Masks

The city of St. Louis, Missouri, has reimposed a partial mask mandate on indoor public places and public transportation, which was immediately met with a lawsuit from Missouri’s attorney general along with local opposition.

But Missouri is a hotspot of the Delta variant of the coronavirus, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended Tuesday that fully vaccinated people mask up indoors in places with a high spread.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones about the struggle.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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