Public Health Officials: Kansas City Students Should Still Mask

Here's a quick peek at local guidance and a dress code for Summer school and beyond.

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KC-area public health directors recommend school districts continue to require masks

Directors of 11 local public health departments joined together to sign a letter recommending school districts in the Kansas City area continue to require masks in school.The letter, issued Friday afternoon through the Mid-America Regional Council, said the continued recommendation for masking is in accordance with recent changes in guidance from the CDC."It's great news that children ages 12 and up can now receive a COVID-19 vaccine, but kids under age 12 aren't eligible yet," said Dr. Jennifer Watts, chief emergency management medical officer, with Children's Mercy Kansas City.

Kansas City Public Schools will keep requiring masks as district deals with COVID outbreak

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Public Schools students will continue wearing masks for the rest of the school year and likely throughout summer school. The district's decision comes as three elementary schools have been affected by COVID-19 outbreaks. KCPS currently has one of the highest case rates in the state.