Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas Reinstates COVID-19 Mask Mandate

It is accomplished. 

Just as many of our KICK-ASS TKC READERS predicted: The new American dress code has returned and meets with local government approval.

Here's a the public statement from Mayor Q via social media channels . . .

Statement From Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas

Following new masking guidance issued by the CDC and backed by City of Kansas City, Mo., Health Department to curb the spread of COVID-19, I will reinstate an indoor mask mandate—for all persons 5+ regardless of vaccination status—in places of public accommodation, effective 12:01 a.m. Monday, August 2 through at least 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, August 28.

Since COVID-19 first entered our community, Kansas City has followed the guidance issued by our nation’s leading scientific experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and locally by our own Health Department and regional health care leaders. With a 15 percent increase in hospitalizations over the past week and a full vaccination rate of just 39 percent in Kansas City, the CDC and our own Health Department have issued recommendations that all persons—regardless of vaccination status—begin masking in all places of indoor public accommodation. As such, Kansas Citians will need to begin masking in all indoor public places on Monday to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community and throughout Missouri.

Still, the most effective way to rid COVID-19 from our community is to get vaccinated, and we will continue our efforts to reach all Kansas Citians in all neighborhoods about the importance of taking the vaccine. I applaud all who have taken the COVID-19 vaccine, and who have shared the importance of the vaccine with their friends and family—please keep talking with those close to you about how the vaccine is the best way to protect themselves and those around them and our community. I thank all Kansas Citians, our businesses, and our schools for understanding the reinstatement of the mask requirement is a necessary and immediate step we must take to protect our community.

FAQs and walk-in vaccination opportunities can be found at KCMO.gov/coronavirus.


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