Wednesday, April 22, 2020
SHOCK!!!! CLAY COUNTY SHORTENS STAY AT HOME ORDERS IN EPIC CORONAVIRUS SNUB AGAINST KANSAS CITY LEADERS!!!
Kansas City metropolitan area solidarity against the conroavirus pandemic took a major hit today.
The upshot . . .
CLAY COUNTY REJECTS PRECAUTIONS OF MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS AND MOVES UP THEIR REOPEN DATE!!!
This hour the news broke via social media and has earned both rebuke and and support.
Given that many U.S. health officials and WHO claim partisan politics and lack of global solidarity is ‘fueling’ coronavirus pandemic . . . Local news is reporting the move without noting the very significant election year push back as the rural Missouri GOP dominated County parts ways with KCMO Democratic Party dominated urban areas dealing with more instances of the outbreak.
And so, unsurprisingly, it now seems that we're not really "OneKC" after all.
Fox4: Clay County shortens stay-at-home order to May 3 due to ‘low rates of new COVID-19 cases’
"The county originally set an end date on March 15 in parallel with Kansas City, which was the first local municipality to announce a stay-at-home extension. Clay County will now end its order on May 3.
"The order, signed by the director of public health for the county, Gary Zaborac, states that the current social distancing measures have “demonstrated having a measurable impact on reducing the number of cases of COVID-19 in Clay County’s jurisdiction.”
“The desire to begin to safely reopen our communities and begin the first phase of the plan to do so exists,” the order elaborates."
KCTV5: Clay County rolls back stay-at-home order
Here's the update and link to the Clay County decision . . .
Update: The Stay-at-Home Emergency Orders for Clay County will now expire on Sunday, May 3 at 11:59 p.m. (https://bit.ly/351sFvU). There are many reasons for this change, including consistently low rates of new COVID-19 cases, increased accessibility to testing, and aligning with the state's plan to also lift their stay-at-home order on May 3. Learn more about how this decision was made by reading the FAQs here: https://bit.ly/2XWjYBm.
We will be releasing a plan to gradually reopen our community, with the needs and safety of those who live and work in Clay County being the first priority. We ask for patience and understanding as we finalize that guidance and that you stay tuned as more information is released in the coming days.
Developing . . .