COVID-19 Public Health Emergency March 13, 2020 Proclamation
Mayoral proclamation issued on 3/13/2020 declaring the COVID-19 public health emergency
Pursuant to Article XIII, Section 14-C(c) of the Charter of the City of St. Louis I find that COVID-19, a malignant, infectious, and contagious disease, is threatened in the City of St. Louis, and accordingly I hereby so proclaim. Accordingly, the Director of Health and Hospitals/Health Commissioner may take such steps, use such measures, and incur such expenses as he deems necessary to avoid, suppress, and mitigate that disease until I proclaim the need therefore ended, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the charter or in any ordinance.
Lyda Krewson, Mayor