Kansas City top ranking officials are referencing a horrible series of tragedies in support of the mask mandate.
Right now we're reaching out for more comment from a few KCFD readers.
However, the perspective from City Hall deserves attention . . .
"Communications Specialist Scott Davidson, 45, died Sunday after contracting the virus in the line of duty. The day prior, Cpt. Bobby Rocha died as a result of COVID-19. Earlier this year, EMT Billy Birmingham lost his fight against the virus."
Main point . . .
From the KCFD Chief . . . "The whole idea is how do we slow our pace down and protect ourselves as responders and protect the people that we are interacting with every day," KCFD: Lake said. "We had to make drastic changes, like shutting down our fire stations and our public education modules that we do on a daily basis, just to help keep our responders safe. Just to help keep the public home. And that doesn't mean that we're not going continue to respond in the proud and professional way that our employees do on every single day that they're at work."
From the Mayor . . .
"Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas said 1,300 new COVID-19 cases were reported Saturday in the city, and that the city’s total number of cases is more than 70,000.
“Please keep our soldiers safe. Our paramedics, our firefighters, our nurses, our police officers,” Lucas said. “Everyone in our city. Your family, your relatives, your friends, and please make sure you wear a mask.”
Developing . . .