The St. Louis Post-Dispatch shares some of life’s highs and lows experienced by area residents during the pandemic.
St. Louis County announced Missouri’s first known case of COVID-19 on March 7, 2020 — a college student from Ladue who had studied abroad. Two weeks later, St. Louis and St. Louis County leaders had issued stay-at-home orders. St. Patrick’s Day parades were among the first COVID casualties. Since then, the region has missed a whole cycle of holidays and seasons.
Vaccines and falling case numbers now give hope, in the face of a second round of uncertainties. Will there be proms and graduations, festivals and summer camps, concerts and Cardinals games? One thing is sure, our world won’t be the same when it reopens.
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The increase in demand for real estate is due to a combination of low interest rates, increased savings and a desire for new surroundings after spending a year inside, says Realtor Joseph Magsaysay.
When the pandemic arrived, Little Fox, like so many other restaurants concerned about safety for their customers and staff, shut down completely. Inevitably, the Rivards pivoted their still-new restaurant.
“We were pretty panicked generally, and then we found out we were pregnant," said Christina Lee Sterling of St. Louis.
The team is eager to sell tickets, team president Bill DeWitt III said. “But in order to do that, we’ve got to know what we’re selling.”