Missouri mobilizes the National Guard to help with the state's COVID-19 response. A St. Clair County woman becomes the first virus death in the Metro East. Lincoln County reports its first two cases. Build-a-Bear closes all its stores. And business columnist David Nicklaus says the $2 trillion stimulus package is unprecedented, but may not be enough. These are Friday's developments.
Missouri saw a 600 percent increase in coronavirus cases last week - the most in the nation. Hospitals are rationing some supplies for medical workers around St. Louis. The traffic division of the St. Louis Police, about 15 to 20 officers, is under quarantine. Parks are open for a spring weekend in St. Louis, but social distancing is a must. These are Saturday's developments.