Monday, March 16, 2020
Jackson County Shares More Info On Event Crackdown Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
This presser adds more explanation and reinforces a statement from the Mayor last night . . . Take a look:
Jackson County Executive amends executive order to align with new CDC guidelines for large group events
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In accordance with new guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and consistent with the recommendations of Missouri Governor Mike Parson and County Health Director Bridgette Shaffer, Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has amended his executive order which will now prohibit large group events or mass gatherings of 50 or more people in all of Jackson County for the next eight weeks. The County Executive’s decisive action is consistent with those of several communities across our region, state and nation in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Large group events or mass gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, weddings, sporting events and worship services. It does not apply to the day-to-day operations of organizations such as schools, educational institutions or businesses.
“We have reached an important point of this public health crisis,” said Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. “Everyone plays a significant role to reduce the transmission of this virus and now is the time to be vigilant. We remain committed to working diligently alongside our public health experts as we take every action necessary to protect the health and well-being of those who are most at risk to COVID-19.”
Currently, there are no reported cases of COVID-19 originating from Jackson County. The Jackson County Health Department is working closely with its partners across the community and region to monitor this rapidly evolving situation. The public can stay informed by signing up for digital updates or submitting questions to public health experts in the County by visiting www.jacohd.org.
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