Don't Hinder Public Health Officials

The St. Louis County Council is considering legislation that would hinder public health officials in fighting the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. 

Older Missourians are at high risk of complications from COVID-19 and nearly 1,000 nursing home residents have died.  If public health officials are constantly worried about responding to partisan politicians, instead of following sound science, they may be timid in taking swift action to fight outbreaks and save lives.

As we move into flu season, our communities will be more at risk of illness and death than at any time during this pandemic.  Now is the time to stop the spread, not fight sound public health.




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Dear [Decision Maker],

Council Bills 222 and 223 would hinder the ability of St. Louis County public health officials from stopping the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

I would urge you to oppose measures like Council Bills 222 and 223 that would force public health officials to constantly look over their shoulders and second guess whether they can implement sound science in fighting this pandemic.

These are life and death decisions and should not be a matter of politics.

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]