The biggest county in the metro no longer requires masks but "strongly encourages" the hotly debated plague precaution.
Meanwhile, the mask order has been extended until May 28th in most metro places except for the many, many locations that have stopped enforcing or caring about the byzantine maze of rules & codes that are mostly imposed over powerless small biz.
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Many, if not all, pandemic-related capacity restrictions have been lifted around the Kansas City area. One metro county this week dropped its mask mandate. Here are the latest mask and distancing rules in the region: Jackson County changed its guidelines this week to reflect the CDC's latest recommendations, which include masks in indoor public settings.