The Kansas City mayor maintains the local pandemic dress code out of an abundance of caution and despite outcry from local biz leaders and residents.
The public health precaution is controversial but warns against variants and increasing rates of infection despite consistently declining hospitalizations and deaths amid a recent wave of vaccinations.
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“All capacity and social distancing requirements on business operations and gatherings under previous COVID-19 orders are rescinded,” Lucas said at City Hall on April 26.
People are still required to wear a mask indoors around other people. However, there are exceptions:
- Everyone present indoors is totally vaccinated
- And everyone has knowledge of complete vaccination
- Anyone under five years old is not required
Furthermore, restaurants and bars will no longer have to require patrons to sit down. Social distancing rules are not mandatory as long as masks are worn.
The order will go into effect Friday at 12:01 a.m. It will run with Clay County’s health order until May 28.
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Northeast News: Masks remain: Mayor Lucas updates COVID-19 Emergency Order
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