Kansas City COVID Vaxx & Mask Update

A quick compilation local pandemic news as local plague rules quickly change. 

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NextGen Vaxx Underway

Children's Mercy Hospital opens up vaccinations to 12-15 year-olds

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Children's Mercy Hospital is vaccinating 12-15-year-olds starting on Saturday. Kids in this age range will receive Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine as they are the only company approved by the FDA to do so. Children's Mercy Hospital has two vaccination clinics on Saturday.

Northland Unmasked

Platte County rescinds mask order following CDC recommendations

PLATTE COUNTY, MO. (KCTV) --- The Platte County Health Department on Saturday announced that it's ending its mask mandate. It's the latest jurisdiction in the metro area to do away with its emergency order. Information via a news release: 1. Rescind all previous limits on business operations and gatherings under previous COVID-19 orders.

Kansas Mask Holdouts

Wyandotte and Douglas, the last 2 Kansas counties with mask rules, ponder new guidelines

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) - The last two Kansas counties that require residents to wear masks to slow the spread of COVID-19 will keep the mandates in place for now to discuss new federal guidelines that loosened mask requirements.

COVID Lesson Plan Exposed

Masks optional for staff, students inside the Lee's Summit and Blue Springs school districts

JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) --- The Blue Springs and Lee's Summit School Districts announced that they have lifted the mask mandates for their school districts. The move comes in conjunction with the CDC's new guidance on vaccinated individuals not having to wear masks. It also comes after Jackson County announced it was ending its own requirement.

Plagued By Fashion Choices

Updated CDC mask guidance prompts confusion as millions become eligible to go maskless

There is confusion surrounding the CDC's updated guidance easing mask requirements for fully vaccinated people. As Meg Oliver reports, business owners are unsure how to enforce the new guidelines. Then, Dr. Brittani James, a family medicine physician and co-founder of the Institute for Antiracism in Medicine, joins CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss the latest COVID headlines.


Nation's largest nurses union condemns new CDC guidance on masks

The nation's largest nurses union condemned the new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that stipulates fully vaccinated people do not have to wear masks in most settings. The National Nurses United (NNU) in a statement Saturday said it was concerned that it would put patients, frontline workers and nurses at risk amid a pandemic that is still present in the U.S.

The Great Mask Kiss-Off

Masks Are Coming Off, and Lipstick Is Back!

I have been to Sephora twice during the pandemic, both in-and-out drive-bys to refill the one skincare product I still use after the coronavirus gutted my beauty routine. I no longer wear most makeup; if I want to feel fancy I might swipe on some old, crunchy mascara.

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