Monday, May 11, 2020
TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY 'SAFE RETURN' GUIDE OFFERS RULES ALREADY WIDELY IGNORED BY MOST RESIDENTS!!!
Here's the premise of a e-booklet from The Chamber and the best intentions of cowtown biz people . . .
"As the Greater Kansas City business community adjusts day-to-day operations in response to COVID-19, we must balance the need to maintain our region’s economy with the protection of our community’s health. The Safe Return KC Guide provides a roadmap for organizations of all types across the region to use as we re-open our workplaces, while considering the public health needs of our workforce, stakeholders, customers and community."
Reality check . . .
- Over the weekend masks among the KC Metro populace are about 50/50 at best with more compliance in the urban core vs. the suburbs.
- Crowds at many local places are getting too big to enforce any kind of social distancing.
- There's not enough infrastructure to enforce penalties to biz. Police are directing complaints to 311 and the backlog of compliance citations is already apparent before the lockdown has completely concluded.
Most importantly . . .
Even objective observers admit Kansas City hasn't been "consistent" with guidelines and the confusion has created down and inspired more criticism from skeptics who oppose any local government limitations on movement despite health concerns.
And all of this precedes an upcoming press conference today from Mayor Lucas hoping to offer more clarity.
Developing . . .