Public health officials in the largest county in Kansas abandon a controversial public health precaution and shift the burden of pandemic precautions to small biz.
Reality check . . .
EXPECT ARGUMENTS AMONG STRANGERS AND FEISTY CUSTOMERS OVER COVID DECORUM AND DRESS CODES!!!
One of the smartest people we know offered this rule of etiquette . . .
If workers are required to wear masks at a biz, then it's polite to do the same.
However, after more than a decade of running this dump of a blog, we know that relying on politeness from people is always a mistake.
Here's a look at the decision . . .
Commissioners voted 5 to 1 to transform the public health order into a series of strong recommendations, beginning Saturday.
HOWEVER . . .
Here's public health advice . . .
New "strong" recommendations include:
- Continuing to wear masks or face coverings within indoor public spaces.
- Business operators should strongly encourage or require their customers, employees and visitors to wear masks indoors.
- People, businesses and organizations will be strongly encouraged to require customers, visitors and workers to maintain six feet of separation from people they don't know.
- A strong recommendation for business operators to adopt additional mitigation measures to reduce the spread of the virus.
- A strong recommendation for businesses, organizations and individuals to follow current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state and local public health authorities.
Meanwhile . . .
KCMO mask orders continue as rules throughout the metro become more confusing.
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