Missouri universities plan for students to return amid virus

The tougher restrictions come as positive cases increase in people in their 20s and 30s.

Covid 19 Precautions

COLUMBIA, Mo. – St. Louis officials are tightening restrictions on bars, restaurants and other businesses that serve liquor as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the city. Mayor Lyda Krewson announced Wednesday capacity limits for those businesses will be reduced from 75% to 50%, beginning Thursday. Bars and restaurants also will have an 11 p.m. curfew. Krewson said the tougher restrictions come as positive cases increase in people in their 20s and 30s, and with thousands of students returning to college campuses for the fall semester. Health officials said Thursday the state has confirmed 1,595 more cases, bringing the total to 62,530. A total of 1,323 COVID-19 deaths have been recorded since the pandemic began.