Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Jackson County Gives Away 100k Masks



A worthwhile public announcement on the MANDATORY fashion accessory of 2020. Here's the word from the Courthouse today and a plan to make health decisions just a bit cheaper . . .

Jackson County announces giveaway of 100,000 masks



KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Government is announcing today that 100,000 masks will be given away to Jackson County residents to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The County will be partnering with churches around the County to host giveaways in multiple communities.

“Wearing a mask has been shown to slow the spread of this deadly disease and will ultimately save lives. Therefore, it is critical that we remove any barriers that could prevent people from wearing them – whether it be cost, accessibility or availability,” said Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. “This opportunity would not be possible without Legislator Ron Finley, who came up with the idea to obtain large quantities of the masks and to partner with members of the faith community to help us distribute them. I’d also like to thank Governor Parson for providing these masks so we can offer them at no cost to our residents of Jackson County.”

“COVID-19 is still spreading in our County and we encourage everyone to wear a mask consistent with the health order to protect themselves and the public. Doing so will help keep our community safe, strong and open for business,” said 2nd District Jackson County Legislator Ron Finley. “I appreciate the support of the County Executive, Legislators and Governor Parson on this project. We are all in this together.”

The first giveaway takes place tomorrow, Wednesday, July 15 at the Grain Valley Community Center, 713 N. Main Street, from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Each person will receive 10 disposable masks during the drive-thru distribution until the supply of 15,000 lasts. Details for future mask distributions will be announced on Jackson County’s website and social media platforms.


The Office of Jackson County Sheriff Darryl Forté has been instrumental in organizing the giveaway and will assist in distributing the masks. The County’s public health effort to combat the spread of coronavirus is in coordination with the Office of Governor Mike Parson, which is supplying the masks through the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).

“I am proud to work with the elected leaders of Jackson County who have been great team players in our collective fight against COVID-19,” said Missouri Governor Mike Parson. “We share a common priority of keeping our residents healthy and safe. Any resources that the state can provide to maintain that commitment, I am willing to assist to support that effort.”

Local public health directors and hospital officials say wearing a face mask is the most effective and least costly strategy to slow the spread of COVID-19. Combined with social distancing, masks limit the release of infected droplets when talking, coughing and sneezing. So far, more than 3,600 people have been infected with the virus and 78 people have died in all of Jackson County.

"The science is clear that when we wear masks, we limit the spread of droplets being passed on to others when we talk, cough or sneeze,” said Jackson County Health Department Director Bridgette Shaffer, MPH. “We need compliance with the order to best control the virus. Mask wearing is one of the simplest and least invasive tools we have to protect our families, friends, and neighbors in Jackson County.”

Currently, Jackson County is in Phase 2.5 of its recovery plan which requires a mask to be worn in public indoor and public outdoor spaces.
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20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Any word on bullet proof vest discounts for the public?

Anonymous said...

^^^ OUCH!

Anonymous said...


Yes there are free bullet proof vest at city hall along with a bullet proof helmet for everyone that is not associated with BLM. Also for a bonus there will be free knee pads while supplies last.

Anonymous said...

We’re still waiting for an explanation from Jackson County for a law that give it the authority to order business to force customers to wear masks. There’s nothing in the County Charter or state law that gives the County Executive or the Health Department that authority.

Anonymous said...

Do I have to hang them from my rearview mirror?

Anonymous said...

I wish they would give away some douches. I was just at QT and the bitch in front of me had some seriously sour tuna. I mean that thing had died and started to rot.

Anonymous said...

These are for people still waiting to have their fraudulent property tax appeal from last year heard as the stench is so bad when you walk into the room it's more dangerous then the covid virus.

Anonymous said...

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) website plainly states that cloth face masks “Will not protect the wearer against airborne transmissible infectious agents due to loose fit and lack of seal or inadequate filtration.”

There is no scientific study that says masks effectively prevent the spread of Wuhan Flu. It is just wishful thing and fear mongering.

If masks do stop the spread of any flu virus, why haven't they been mandatory for the many previous flu epidemics??

All I want is people to be honest about such things!

Anonymous said...

7:00 PM Again surgical or cloth mask are not for the wearer. They are to protect others. They are not 100 percent but it does MINIMIZE transmission. It also shows respect for others to comply to MINIMIZE the danger to all.

Is wearing a mask on occasion too hard a burden to bear for your loved ones, co-workers and neighbors?

Anonymous said...

It is all a New World Order scam. Trump was waking up the masses, the bankers couldn't have that. The fact that both parties hate him should be our first clue.

Anonymous said...

Nut job.

Charlie Horse said...

I'll be in line at 3:30 AM.

Anonymous said...

Complete BS, it's government authority and want everyone conforming; it's real time info that you are conforming to the man. If the Dems are fervently pro masks, you know there's something more going on than a concern for public health. YOU NEED TO OBEY. You are just little white people.

Anonymous said...

I encourage all Tony's Kansas City readers to not wear masks. You show 'em BOYZ

Anonymous said...

7:45 PM. The following quote applies to you and any other deep thinker at your level of consciousness.

"It’s hard to win an argument with a smart person, but it’s damn near impossible to win an argument with a stupid person" - Bill Murray

Anonymous said...

Oh and in case you're wondering, you are the stupid one.

Anonymous said...

Honest answer: There's several studies on masks, flu, and droplets. Lancet put out a major study last week. Just google covid and Lancet. With a cloth mask and handwashing you can expect a 90% risk reduction.

The OSHA guidance is less authoritative than CDC and WHO. Not that they have a good record on COVID, but they do have more biohazard expertise than OSHA.

I read the poorly worded OSHA statement to say that cloth masks with poor fit, seal, or filtration are not protective. A fabric mask with good seal and effective filtration is by definition protective. Cloth does not provide higher respiratory protection like a seal-tested n95, but it should trap droplets. Hope that helps.

Anonymous said...

These one use paper masks are worthless.

Anonymous said...

RE: Jackson County announces giveaway of 100,000 masks

What a great idea...if they had done it back in March 2020...you know, when the national emergency was declared!

Only 4 months late! By now, nearly everyone has been exposed to the virus, and mask-wearing (unless you're elderly and/or ill) is primarily symbolic virtue-signaling.

This is what happens when your County Executive has a high school education.

Anonymous said...

8:12 Poor grammar. Sb not to wear...