There has never been any scientific evidence that COVID-19 is more contagious after dark. Accordingly, today Mayor Q has allowed residents and businesses in Kansas City just a bit more privilege to make adult decisions.
OR at the very least, these are the new rules until the 'U.K. Variant' sends everybody back inside and/or things calm down after Prez Kamala is crowned.
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Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas announced updated COVID-19 guidelines for Kansas City effective at 10 p.m. Friday.
- Restaurants, bars, and taverns may resume operating according to their permitted hours, and no longer need to close to in-person service at midnight, though these establishments must follow Social Distancing Requirements between separate parties and tables, from back of chair to back of chair.
- All attendees and staff at events must follow masking and social distancing guidelines. While events are no longer required to submit a mitigation plan, the Kansas City Health Department will be available for consultation to ensure safety at these events.
- Provided all attendees follow masking and social distancing guidelines, there is no upper limit on gathering size.
Mayor Q risks straining his arm by patting himself on the back in this passage . . .
“I thank Kansas Citians and local businesses for their cooperation and for doing their part to slow the spread of COVID-19 over the past several months during a period where our region, much like the country, experienced a significant uptick in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths,” said Lucas. “Back then, we said that these restrictions were meant to get us through a very tough moment—and they did. I am proud that due to these efforts, we have been slowly but surely curbing the infection rate in our community, with 10 weeks of decline in COVID-19 cases, taking us back down to early October levels. As we work to get more Kansas Citians vaccinated each day and continue to enforce common sense COVID-19 precautions, Kansas City government is also focused on economic recovery.”
From the courthouse . . .
Jackson County Executive statement on health order
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has issued the following statement today regarding Jackson County’s COVID-19 health order:
“At this time, I am in the process of evaluating the County’s current COVID-19 health order with our health department director and emergency management coordinator.
“Throughout this pandemic, the County has worked hard to keep its guidelines consistent with neighboring jurisdictions to lessen confusion and ensure compliance among businesses and residents. While we maintain that commitment, our decisions will continue to be guided by science and recommendations of public health experts.
“An announcement on changes, if any, to the County’s health order is not expected until late next week. If the guidelines are relaxed, it is important for everyone to remember that COVID-19 remains a serious threat to our community’s health and safety. Masks, social distancing and frequent hand washing are still necessary prevention practices until we can all get vaccinated.
“I am extremely grateful for the sacrifice, compassion and resilience our community has shown for nearly a year. If we continue to do our part, we will emerge from this pandemic safer and stronger than ever.”
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