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Judge temporarily blocks mask mandate in St. Louis County

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St. Louis County Circuit Court Judge Ellen Ribaudo sided with Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt in issuing a temporary restraining order against the county's face mask mandate.

Ribaudo said the decision was based on conflicting rulings by the St. Louis County government. A hearing is scheduled to be held after the temporary restraining order is lifted Aug. 17.

Schmitt's office filed suit shortly after the new mask mandate went into effect.

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