Saturday, March 21, 2020

KANSAS CITY METRO UNDER 'STAY AT HOME' ORDER STARTING TUESDAY!!!



Here's a roundup of today's mandate for ALL OF THE KANSAS CITY METRO MUNICIPALITIES and a look at FUTURE LOCKDOWN.

Checkit:

FOX4: Kansas City metro issues ‘stay-at-home’ order, extends Missouri school closures for next month

KCUR: Leaders Throughout Metro Kansas City Tell People To 'Stay At Home' Beginning Tuesday

KMBC: 'Stay at Home' order to be issued for core metro counties starting Tuesday

KCTV5: CORE 4: Stay at home order happening on Tuesday

JoCO: COVID-19 update from Jackson County, Missouri; Johnson County, Kansas; Kansas City, Missouri, and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas

Further explanation:



"Today the CORE 4 partners of Jackson County, Missouri; Johnson County, Kansas; Kansas City, Missouri, and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, based on the urgency of the COVID-19 public health emergency and the imminent rapid progression of the pandemic in our area, announce that beginning Tuesday, March 24, residents will be directed to stay at home except for essential needs. All jurisdictions will issue orders that will stay in effect for 30 days from the effective date of March 24, with consideration after 30 days of whether to prolong these orders beyond that date, based on public health and critical care metrics available at that time.

Examples of essential businesses and services that will remain open during this time period include critical government services, infrastructure projects, childcare, healthcare, grocery stores, pharmacies, and delivery/carry-out/drive-through services from restaurants. Additional details are forthcoming.

The chief elected officer and medical directors for each jurisdiction will hold a joint news conference tomorrow, March 22 at 1:00 p.m. at Union Station, where more details will be made available."

Here's the order from the Mayor's thanks to TKC readers:

Mayor Lucas Issues Citywide “Stay at Home” Order, Extends School Closures



KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas – in consultation with Health Department Director Dr. Rex Archer and Emergency Medical Services Medical Director Dr. Erica Carney – today issued a “Stay at Home” Order, requiring Kansas Citians to stay at home except for “essential activities” as our community continues working to slow the spread of COVID-19. Grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, and healthcare facilities will remain open. This order will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, March 24.

Full text of the Order is attached.

“As community spread of COVID-19 continues throughout our region, we are taking aggressive action to flatten the curve and protect our most vulnerable brothers and sisters,” said Mayor Lucas. “We are asking our entire community to unite to prevent the spread of this virus and appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this time. I understand the financial and emotional toll this virus has taken on Kansas City families and businesses, and I am working my hardest to create every opportunity possible to ease some of this financial burden. We have suspended all water and electricity shut-offs and have issued a moratorium on evictions, but I know our work for those struggling most continues.”

For purposes of this order, permissible “essential activities” will mean:

- To engage in activities or perform tasks essential to their health and safety, or to the health and safety of their family and close personal acquaintances, such as, by way of example only and without limitation, obtaining medical supplies or medication, visiting a health care professional, or obtaining supplies they need to work from home;

- To obtain necessary services or supplies for themselves and their family or household members, or close personal acquaintances, or to deliver those services or supplies to others, such as, by way of example only and without limitation, canned food, dry goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, pet supply, fresh meats, fish, and poultry, and any other household consumer products, and products necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences;

- To assist in the preparation of food and drink for delivery and carry out, or to pick up food or drink for carry out.

- To engage in outdoor activity, provided the individuals comply with Social Distancing Requirements as defined in this Section, such as, by way of example and without limitation, walking, biking, hiking, or running;

- To perform work providing essential products and services at an Essential Business or to otherwise carry out activities specifically permitted in this Order; and

- To care for a family member, close personal acquaintance, or pet in another household;

“Essential activities” do not include weddings, funerals, wakes, memorial services, or similar gatherings.

An Update on School Closures:

With the support of superintendents from all 14 school districts and other education leaders that educate Kansas City students, Mayor Lucas has also updated his existing State of Emergency order to extend school closures in the Missouri-side of the metropolitan area through Friday, April 24. Daycares and early childhood programs remain exempt from this order.

Mayor Lucas will review this Order, and updated as needed, prior to its April 24 expiration.

Kansas Citians interested in signing up for text updates from the City of Kansas City regarding COVID-19 should text COVIDKC to 888-777. For more information, visit the CDC’s website at cdc.gov/coronavirus or kcmo.gov/coronavirus. You may also call the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services hotline at 877-435-8411 for questions regarding COVID-19 in Missouri.
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57 comments:

Anonymous said...

Get comfy with the people in your house. You'll be getting up close and personal with everyone there for quite some time.

Jack Jeebs said...

SO the right to peacefully assemble has been eliminated. That was quick.

Anonymous said...

^^^ It's a public health issue IDIOT!

Anonymous said...

^^^Fuck is not.

Anonymous said...

23K plus deaths from flu since 10/1/2019 That wasn't a health issue?

Anonymous said...

The democrats are doing cartwheels in joy they needed a crisis and they wanted to crash the American economy it all plays into the leftist hands it’s all unconstitutional and won’t achieve a damn thing

Anonymous said...

7:03 for the win!

Anonymous said...

6:55 is the quintessential loudmouth jackass at the end of the bar who somehow knows more than any so-called expert and yet has done nothing with his own life that might prove the existence of some wisdom.

Please for the love of god and all things holy use this time to be a piece of shit conspiracy theorist clown to your immediate housemates only.

Anonymous said...

Oops I meant that for 7:05... damn it all to hell.

Anonymous said...

Russis Russia, impeachment now destroy the economy, if you don't believe the ((( globalist))) wouldn't.
..to destroy an outsider you're not awake

Anonymous said...

I plan on doing all the "outdoor activities" as before. This is unenforceable and is totally unnecessary.

Anonymous said...

^^^ you mean “not woke” it’s a dimwit thang.

Anonymous said...

What the fuck does that mean?^^^^7:44

Anonymous said...

I’m on vacation for a month? So I guess I get to know what it feels like to be a clowncil member!

Anonymous said...

7:47 if you have to ask......

Anonymous said...

It is the "right of the people peaceably to assemble".

Anonymous said...

7:52 they won't like that.

Anonymous said...

The next time the flu bug(same thing) goes around we better shut down again.

Anonymous said...

Instead of the haves and have nots we now are the haves and those who deliver food to them.

Anonymous said...

I think my IQ dropped by 10 points by reading these comments.

Anonymous said...

And yet the Streetcar "Authority" will report tens of thousands of riders.
And VisitKC will tell us that millions of tourists are flooding into the city.
It's hard to turn off the fantasy propaganda machine.
Momentum!

Anonymous said...

So your IQ is -30 now?

Anonymous said...

I take comfort in the knowledge that most of the commentators won’t be here in 3 weeks.

Anonymous said...

They need to keep the liquor stores and gun stores open.

Anonymous said...

The whole concept of someone that often needs food delivered is beyond laughable. It speaks volumes for the last few slug entitlement generations. On par with a person that has the latest I phone but no toilet paper and soap in their homes. A person that needs their suv door to shut via electronics or parks in the fire lane to get a latte at Target.I finally understand why Kim Kardashian became your God and when her twit little sister from a different daddy mother states something, the stock exchange flutters. We are doomed. Helpless crybabies that can't get off the assistance tits. Whether government, state or parental.

Anonymous said...

Bozo and I are going to settle in for some Matlock and Harold and Maude watching. We are all stocked up on Metamucil and Tang.

Anonymous said...

You will not be remembered as a hero for instituting this order, you will go down in history as the mayor who destroyed hundreds of hometown restaurants, bars and retail businesses in the city. We are not New York City, San Francisco or Los Angeles. We do not live in the same population density, we don’t utilize public transportation at the same rate, and in the four to six to eight weeks since the virus arrive in our community we do not have nearly the rate of infection as those cities. While COVID-19 is undoubtedly a public health emergency in New York and California where nearly 50% of the total cases in US are concentrated, the same cannot be said for the Kansas City Metro. There is no reasonable basis to institute an order of the same magnitude as NY and CA in a city that has fewer than 100 cases and fewer than 5 deaths.

The median incubation period is 5.1 days to symptoms and the mean incubation time is 5.7 days. 97.5% of everyone who are infected will be symptomatic within 11.5 days. Mathematically, this means more than 50% of people who were infected before last Monday when we closed the bars and restaurants are symptomatic now, and 97.5% of all people infected before last Monday will be symptomatic by next Friday. The data is that people who have COVID-19 are most infectious early in their course and stop being infectious after about 10 days. Yet, despite the simple mathematics of the virus, our hospitals are not overwhelmed now, and likely never would have been regardless of your order closing the metro for the next thirty days. The yield of the measures you have ordered will be infinitesimal after three weeks from when they were instituted last Monday. The number of cases of COVID-19 prevented in the final two weeks of your Order will be negligible.

As waiters and waitresses, retail shop clerks, substitute teachers, people in car sales, and hourly workers of all of the businesses effected by your orders miss rent payments, car payments, and credit card payments the crushing realization it will take months if not years to catch-up - - if ever - - many will unfortunately turn to suicide. Likely, many multiples of the number of people who die from COVID-19 in our community will commit suicide from despair as a direct result of your knee-jerk self-aggrandizing order locking our city down and closing the thousands of small businesses which employ them. And when they do, their blood is on your hands. Because it was you who overreacted, locked the doors of their only source of income, and made their tenuous financial situations unlivable.

I understand public health is very important, but there has to be a weighing of interests. The means must justify the ends. In the instance of your 30 day closure, the financial destruction of hundreds of small businesses and the thousands of citizens they employ do not justify protecting the lives of fewer people than will die of the flu in our community. While every death is a tragedy, in the position you choose to seek- and were elected by the people to perform- you must be willing to make these seemingly heartless calculations, and to do so rationally and without emotion. Most importantly these difficult decisions must be made without allowing your future political aspirations to play a role. I can’t help but think, at least in part, your political aspirations have played too much a role in your decision making. If I am correct in this regard, you have made a horrible miscalculation. Your decision will not be viewed by voters as a decision based on logic and reason by a mature leader, but rather as a decision based on immature and irrational overreaction by someone not prepared for their office. This decision will not help your future political aspirations, it will crater them.

Anonymous said...

^^^OMG too fucking long. Will never read. NOBODY a has any kind of time for this.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ OR FOR YOU, JACKASS!

Retro ROCKER said...

Yes this bad cold is contagious.BUT REMEMBER THAT THE WORLD IS ONE GREAT HOAX. THERE IS MORE going on then a virus .THE Banks have a liquidity problem .This will be disguised as a bank Holliday. There are many people drawing cash out of the bank .There is a limit on how much you can withdraw .YOU loan the bank money when you make a deposit. And then they lend that money .If most of the money is pulled out. And they,don't keep that much on hand the bank will go under. THEY WANT you to use Debit cards. Digits. They will come out with a FEDERAL RESERVE CRYPTO AND most businesses will not except cash TONYS KANSAS CITY READERS GOOD LUCK

Anonymous said...

8:57 ^^^ Don’t worry it wasn’t written for you. You likely wouldn’t understand most the words anyway.

Anonymous said...

My "Essential Needs" include getting out and moving around - it is medically necessary for both my physical and mental health.

I must have access to my Emotional Support Outdoors!

Anonymous said...

@8:53. Tension-breaker, had to happen! And so true.

Anonymous said...

bang on 8:53. 8:57 all you have is time. You spend all day here.

Anonymous said...

Relax everyone. CVS in Missouri sells whiskey and vodka.

Retro ROCKER said...

On the positive side. Be thankful you live in flyover country KANSAS AND MISSOURI .THE east and west coast will be Hit hard. While you are eating at your favorite restaurant or on your boat. I know many of you are at each others,throats on this blog. And the Comedy.

Anonymous said...

This Boomer Remover has been a long time in the making.

Anonymous said...

Jails and Prisons are incubators from this plague. Time for a new world order, this old order has shit itself.

Lance said...

Totally unconstitutional. Go do your business while the politicians try to cover their asses. My law office will be open on Tuesday at 2400 E. Truman Road all day Tuesday and every day after that until the SWAT team takes it from my cold dead hands.

Anonymous said...

You have 30 days on your hands. Maybe someone can read it to you if you haven't the mental discipline to read it yourself.

Retro ROCKER said...

Sounds good Lance, If I am Detained during,The U.S.TAKE OVER .I will call from the fema,camp. There got to be somewhere out of here .

Anonymous said...

The government has about a week for ***** to hit the fan outside New York and California before a significant percentage of people start to seriously question whether the means justify the ends. Less than a couple hundred cases and less than 20 deaths in Kansas isn’t going to justify the economic destruction the response is causing in minds of a lot of reasonable people. Last week they told us we were 7 days behind Italy, moved it 12 days, then to two weeks. If two weeks comes and goes without the doomsday prediction coming true to some significant semblance of these dire predictions the credibility of the public health officials will be in serious jeopardy and voluntary compliance with these measures will drop off significantly.

Anonymous said...

"But I'm going to miss my Senior Prom!"

"And what am I going to do if I can't get to my Safe Space?"

Anonymous said...

853 makes some worthwhile points.

this is a terrible dilemma.

Anonymous said...

The boomer jokes are now, officially tired.

Anonymous said...

^^^and yet they’re not at all. OK Boomer? Weird.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Well played.

Anonymous said...

Played like a broken recording device saying the same thing over and over. Lost it's effectiveness long ago. Like the car alarm everyone ignores. And I'm not a boomer.

Anonymous said...

8:53 is wrong. Dead wrong.

Trump's people are still dangerously out to lunch. The mismanagement of this crisis will be the end of the anti-science, broken government GOP.

I dare you to repost this in 2 weeks. If you don't, I'll do it for you.

Anonymous said...

Trump has the idiots here parroting his talking points from last month.

There's only 15 cases. They are all getting better. It will be going to zero soon. It's under control It will disappear like a miracle in April.

NO. Every region of this country is under reporting by a factor of 10 because it's still nearly impossible to get a test. If KC has 12, it has at least 120. If Joco has 26, they have at least 260. Nationally, if we reported 26,000, there are a quarter million infected. Those numbers will continue to rise everywhere everyday for several weeks. So will the deaths.

The US has wasted nearly 3 months of prep time to get ready for this. We still aren't ready and many Trump supporters still think this is some type of hoax. Not only will the US catch up to Italy grim numbers, we will surpass them. The media isn't fear-mongering. They are still understating it. The projections are just too scary.

Anonymous said...

Any stats on how many china virus deaths also had the flu.
We know most also were old and or had other serious medical problems, but how many also had the regular flu...it kills 10s thousands but not hearing a peep about a single flu death now

Anonymous said...


I told you so. Lucas the little sheep man does everything the Mayor in NY does one or two days after. He's leaving childcare open??? And infrastructure projects????? He doesn't do any of that on a good day! How funny. Black man bad!

Harold Eugene Johnson said...

Pathetically small and powerless, demanding so much from the hands that feed him.

Anonymous said...

2;06 you’re insane. 8:53 is not anti-science, it’s based on science. It is based on published medical data on incubation times and period of time people are infectious.

Anonymous said...

I read it. Took a few minutes. Great points. Agreed with almost all of it, especially the last paragraph. This could be Lucas’ Waterloo.

Anonymous said...

Not only are the Boomer jokes tired, so is the nonsensical “Weird.” response. Frankly, it’s weird.

Anonymous said...

^^^. + 1,000 from someone also not a Boomer.