Sunday, March 15, 2020
KANSAS CITY MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS ORDERS CORONAVIRUS CRACKDOWN ON EVENTS OF MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE!!!
Sunday night preview of how the rest of this week will go . . .
KCTV5 reports: "Events and gatherings with 50 or more people with not be allowed in Kansas City for the next eight weeks, according to Mayor Quinton Lucas.
"This decision was announced after the CDC released new guidance on Sunday afternoon in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Such a thing can be done under the authority of the mayor's state of emergency proclamation.
"The mayor said that other local communities through the state will also be taking action."
Here's the Tweet confirmation:
Forgive us the question but this deserves a mention . . .
IS THE MAYOR PROVIDING ANY DETAILS ABOUT HOW THIS COVID-19 CRACKDOWN WILL BE ENFORCED?!?!
Other cities across the globe have issued fines and tickets but so far MOST people aren't being locked up for being jerks during the pandemic.
KMBC: "Lucas said educational institutions, daycare facilities and business operations are exempt."
Local newsies are still trying to figure out if this applies to bars & restaurants.
So far this is more like a strong suggestion from politicos in Missouri and Independence and the public hasn't shown a lot of willingness to comply.
KSHB: KC Mayor Lucas, Mo. Gov. Parson sign-on to limit gatherings for 2 months
KC Biz Journal: "Independence Mayor Eileen Weir said her city is discouraging gatherings of 50 or more, but says decisions about private businesses haven't been reached yet."
In the end, this will decision will mostly be up to locals and their better judgement as to how they'll comply. Most Kansas City denizens are naturally homebodies so a few lucky souls might not even notice.
Still the health info from the CDC is useful and worth considering.
Developing . . .