Kansas City COVID Mask Confusion Continues Despite CDC Assurance

Locals seem to be having trouble "trusting the science" as hesitancy to take off the COVID masks persists and a few straggling municipal governments cope with problematic personal choices amid time of plague.

Here's a quick rundown . . .

COVID Mask Integrity Tested

Kansas City-area businesses use honor system for customers wearing masks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Since mask mandates have been rescinded, Kansas City-area businesses are now using the honor system when it comes to their customers wearing masks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced last week that people who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear a mask outdoors or indoors, prompting local establishments to let customers decide for themselves.

Foodies Unmasked?!?

Some Kansas City area grocery stores ending mask requirement as others consider change

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After the CDC issued its new guidance for mask wearing indoors for people who are vaccinated, several large grocery stores across the country have decided to make mask wearing optional. Walmart, Sam's Club, Costco, and Trader Joes have ended or modified their mask requirements.

The Dotte Demurs

Wyandotte County officials table discussion to rescind health order, adopt CDC mask guidance

For now, Wyandotte County will keep its mask mandate after leaders were deadlocked in voting to adopt CDC guidelines that would allow vaccinated people to remove masks indoors.

Developing . . .