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Press Release 4/7/2020

County Executive Dr. Sam Page will devote his weekly County Council remarks tonight to providing an update on the county's response to COVID-19.

  • Apr 7, 2020
  • Press Release

County Executive Dr. Sam Page To Lay Out Priorities for the $175 Million Expected From CARES Act To Help With COVID-19 Crisis

ST. LOUIS COUNTY (April 7, 2020) – County Executive Dr. Sam Page will devote his weekly County Council remarks tonight to providing an update on the county’s response to COVID-19.

It will include his priorities for how the funds approved by Congress, known as the CARES Act, should be spent in St. Louis County.

The county expects to get more guidance from the federal government on how the funds from the CARES Act can be spent. The county is expected to receive about $175 million when the money is distributed in the next few weeks.

The priorities of the spending will be to save lives, help residents meet basic needs and to revive the economy.

“In St. Louis County, we have more than 1,000 people who have tested positive. Tragically, more than 20 of our residents have lost their lives to this virus,” Dr. Page said. “We know that the surge of this virus will impact more of our residents. Meanwhile, our businesses are struggling and we have to make it possible for them to bounce back once this pandemic is over.”

The meeting, at 6:30 p.m., can be viewed at:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVp5rbCqu1VnPr04HbvYP9w/videos

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