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The Stan Musial statue outside Busch Stadium in St. Louis wearing a mask with the city's flag on it in April 2021. Photo: Dilip Vishwanat/MLB Photos via Getty Images

The city and county of St. Louis are again requiring residents to wear face masks starting Monday because of increasing coronavirus cases, according to KMOV, a local CBS affiliate.

Why it matters: People must wear masks inside public places and on public transportation regardless of vaccinated status, and health officials recommend that masks be worn while outside in group settings.

The big picture: St. Louis has reported 507 new cases, 545 hospitalizations and 5 deaths from the virus in the past 14 days, according to Missouri state data.

  • The Delta variant of the virus, which spreads more aggressively than other versions, has been detected in the city.

Go deeper: Tennessee to resume vaccine outreach to minors

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20 hours ago - Health

Maine health care staff won't get unemployment benefits if they refuse vaccine

A pharmacy technicinan specialist at Maine Medical Center in South Portland, Maine. Photo: Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

Maine health care workers who face firing for defying COVID vaccine requirements will not be eligible to receive unemployment benefits, AP reports.

Why it matters: The notice comes as Maine's hospitals suffer labor shortages partly related to the state's vaccine mandate. One of the state's biggest hospitals has had to turn away trauma and pediatric patients and shutter an entire department, according to a local CBS affiliate.

Oct 14, 2021 - Health

FDA panel unanimously endorses Moderna boosters for certain populations

A pharmacist prepares to give a COVID-19 booster vaccination. Photo: Karwai Tang/Getty Images

Members of the Food and Drug Administration's vaccine expert panel on Thursday endorsed boosters for Moderna recipients who are at high risk of severe COVID-19, occupational exposure to COVID-19 or are 65 years and older.

Why it matters: The unanimous decision mirrors the FDA conditions for those who qualify for a Pfizer booster.

23 hours ago - Sports

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says he requires all employees to be vaccinated

Photo: Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said in a podcast Wednesday that he requires all of his employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Driving the news: Cuban's comments come the same week Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Monday that prohibits COVID-19 vaccine mandates by any "entity," including employers.