After months of being stuck at home in Madison, Illinois, Towanne Russell decided to venture out on a Sunday in mid-June.
“Being locked up in the house, it kind of messes with you mentally, physically, emotionally,” she said. “And I needed to get out before I lost it!”
Many people in the St. Louis regions are eager to emerge from months of quarantine to meet with friends, or get their hair cut. So far, so good: Since officials in St. Louis and St. Louis County in May lifted restrictions aimed at limiting the spread of the coronavirus, the average number of new cases has remained relatively constant.
But some public health experts worry that people in the region are resuming their routines too soon.