Will Kansas City Party This Weekend Despite COVID Delta Surge?!?

Kansas City news this week has been nothing less than a torrent of COVID delta warnings, debate, denial, dispute and mandates.

And so we ask our KICK-ASS TKC BLOG COMMUNITY . . .


From the looks of it we notice fewer people out this evening and there are more masks apparent.

From as many sides as we can gather, check the www.TonysKansasCity.com news collection . . .

Thousands of federal workers in Kansas City now must get vaccinated or mask up under Biden rule

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Unvaccinated federal employees must now wear masks on the job, in addition to a host of other restrictions placed on them, after President Joe Biden announced vaccination mandate Thursday. There are more than 38,000 federal workers in Kansas City, making the U.S. government the largest employer in the metro.

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson discourages politicizing mask mandates, encourages vaccine efforts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Since the beginning of the pandemic, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has shown opposition for mandates meant to stop the spread of COVID-19, and has instead encouraged "personal responsibility " from Missourians. During a press conference on Friday, Parson said his stance on mandates hasn't changed and said he hopes leaders will stop politicizing mask mandates.

Who Can Tell You To Wear A Mask In Kansas As COVID Surges? It's Complicated

TOPEKA, Kansas - The delta variant of the COVID-19 virus has 84 of the 105 counties in Kansas caught in a regional hot zone. Meanwhile, more than half of all eligible Kansans are not vaccinated. That leaves Gov. Laura Kelly faced with whether to use emergency powers to fight the resurging public health crisis even as that authority remains in legal limbo.

KC cardiologists answer questions about COVID-19 vaccines, heart concerns

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued an advisory about rare heart issues related to COVID-19 vaccines.The latest data shows 1,194 reports of myocarditis or pericarditis among people ages 30 and younger who received COVID-19 vaccine.

Missouri leaders on the state and local level have different views on fighting COVID-19

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Views on how to fight COVID-19 vary among state and local leaders as the delta variant continues to spread across Missouri. Missouri's largest cities, Kansas City and St. Louis, have announced mask mandates as COVID cases rise. On Twitter, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson disagreed with mandates.

Due to change in federal law, teachers may have to use PTO for COVID-19 exposure

KANSAS CITY, MO. (KCTV5) -- Teachers throughout the metro are preparing for in person classes. In addition to stocking up on school supplies, some are hoping they have enough PTO tucked away to make it through the year.

KU doctor: COVID-19 booster 'probably going to be recommended'

A COVID-19 booster shot is likely to be recommended, according to a University of Kansas Health System doctor, though the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will have the final say on whether Americans will need additional doses of the vaccine.

KC woman diagnosed as pre-Alzheimer's weighs whether to get COVID-19 vaccine

Kansas Citian Anne Fraser said she is struggling over COVID-19 and the vaccine."But having a compromised brain already, I don't want to do anything that would alter my course," Fraser said.Fraser was diagnosed as pre-Alzheimer's five years ago. She has a family history of it.

Get a COVID-19 vaccine without ever leaving your car

by: Heidi Schmidt Posted: / Updated: INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The Jackson County Health Department is making it as easy as possible to get a COVID-19 vaccine. The health department is teaming up with Mid-Continent Public Library to hold a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday, July 31.

American Royal reschedules rodeos due to Kansas City's COVID-19 restrictions

by: Heidi Schmidt Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The American Royal announced Friday that it would postpone two events that were scheduled to take place in August. The American Royal Youth Rodeo and ProRodeo are now scheduled for early May 2022.

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