The new rules are in place, the time is set and now the biggest medical experiment in Kansas City history is soon underway.
And so we ask our blog community for their expert insight an analysis . . .
WILL THE KANSAS CITY COVID-19 REOPEN INSPIRE A RETURN TO ECONOMIC WINNING OR SIMPLY ENDANGER MORE PEOPLE?!?
In this town we notice much of the same right-wing push back to regulations from First Amendment Civil Libertarian Activists but the REAL resistance to new rules came from the restaurant and biz lobby; they were much more successful in overturning the rules than armed protesters and online pundits.
And so we wonder . . .
IS KANSAS CITY READY TO START ENJOYING NIGHT LIFE & RESTAURANT FUN TIMES AMID AN ONGOING PANDEMIC!?!
A strange contradiction: Many of the opponents of the regulations on cowtown good times aren't exactly denizens of local clubs or connoisseurs of fine dining. It's easy to understand the complaints of service workers wanting to return to their jobs. However, conservative Jack Cashill fighting or his right to party and dance the night away in the P&L District is a tougher sell.
Still, after the jump, this morning we've gathered more than a dozen LOCAL stories on the topic of the great Kansas City reopening to further the conversation and provide more info so that TKC READERS can make up their own minds . . .
Kansas City Reopen Timeline Finally Revealed
KELLY: AFTER SIX WEEKS OF BUSINESSES SHUTDOWN, THE THREE LARGEST COUNTIES IN THE METRO ARE BACK OPEN. GOOD AFTERNOON, I'M KELLY ECKERMANN. STAY AT HOME ORDERS ARE BEIN EASED IN JOHNSON AND WYANDOTTE COUNTIES IN KANSAS, PLUS EASTERN JACKSON COUNTY IN MISSOURI. HOWEVER, THERE ARE STILL SEVERAL RULES AND GUIDELINES IN PLACE.
Food Fight For Rights
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Kansas City is getting closer to giving non-essential businesses the green light to reopen their doors. That means restaurants will be able to reopen their dining rooms, but not without a new set of rules. There is a lot that goes into Kansas City restaurants reopening their dining rooms on Friday.
Coronavirus Confusion Reigns In Kansas City
With rules varying from city to city, metro leaders fear the confusion around reopening will result in a lack of compliance.
Curbside Comeback In KC
JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. - Some businesses in Jackson, Wyandotte and Johnson counties were allowed to reopen Monday. In Jackson County, child care services, non-emergency medical services, restaurants, retail and libraries can open but must follow social distancing guidelines. Restaurants in Jackson County are allowed to offer dine-in services, but curbside and pick up are encouraged.
Delay In The Dotte
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Restaurants, bars and other retailers are still limited to pick up or delivery only in Wyandotte County, as stay-at-home restrictions have been eased for only a few businesses.Wyandotte County has had more coronavirus cases than anyplace else in the metro. And as a result restaurants aren't slated to seat customers again [...]
Fine Dining First
Rye in Mission Farms held its first dinner service in nearly two months on Monday. The owners hope to use the lessons learned during the soft opening across the state line when they reopen the doors at their Country Club Plaza location on Friday.
Pool Party Contemplation
LEAWOOD, KS (KCTV) - It may not feel like it, but summer is just around the corner, and the coronavirus pandemic is already putting a damper on all kinds of activities including swimming. "I grew up going to the pool as a kid every day, so it's kind of what you think of summer," Leawood, Kansas resident Caroline Lynn said.
Local Eat Out Excitement
Some restaurants reopened in Jackson County Monday to patrons eager to dine out for a change.
Tracking Reopen & Pandemic
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) - The Wyandotte County Health Department has a website listing any place with five or more cases. KCTV5 News has told you about the nursing homes and churches, but it's not just them on the list.
Golden Ghetto Takes It Slow
OLATHE, Kan. - Johnson County, Kansas, businesses are beginning to reopen, but not all of them are choosing to do so. It's certainly feeling like a slow start to the county's reopening process. While some of the essential businesses like grocery and hardware stores remain really busy, at nonessential stores now allowed to reopen, many still seem rather cautious.
Biz Adapts To Pandemic
LEE'S SUMMIT, MO (KCTV) - Life is starting to return to normal on both sides of the state line as certain businesses began letting people back into their storefronts Monday under Johnson, Jackson and Wyandotte County reopening plans. While business owners and employees are excited to get back to work, they are also having to adapt to some new changes.
Parks Almost Reopen
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Johnson County, Kansas, Parks and Recreation Department announced Monday it will reopen in four phases. Phase 1 includes includes park shelters and restrooms opening, but with restrictions. Park visitors can use the shelters, but there is a limit of 10 people per activity zone when social distancing is not possible, according to the parks department's website.
Kansas City New Normal Now
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Some retail stores across the metro have been closed more than 50 days to stop the spread of COVID-19. On Friday, some retail stores have the green light to open again. However, it's up to store owners and managers to figure out how they want to reopen.
You decide . . .