Once again the mayor dismisses his opponents and avoids further discussion about local pandemic safety protocols.
To be fair, at this point it's doubtful either side of this hot mess will be convinced.
Check the mayor's clap back if you haven't read it already . . .
“As it has been since the onset of this pandemic, my primary objective when it comes to Kansas City’s COVID-19 response is to save lives. No lawsuit will change that. Still, I’m saddened to see yet another lawsuit filed today over masking without merit under Missouri law—just like the suits filed against us before, including the Missouri Attorney General’s own politically-motivated stunt. The City has crafted each set of COVID-19 guidelines based on clear, data-driven advice from health and scientific leaders from the White House and CDC down to our Health Department. Our City Council—including three of the four members from Kansas City’s Northland—have codified this indoor mask mandate in places of public accommodation for this reason: masking works to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Children 12 and under are not yet eligible to be vaccinated; meanwhile, COVID-19 cases in children continue to skyrocket. This mask mandate helps protect students, teachers, faculty, and staff—and all of their loved ones at home—and I and the City will continue to stand by our actions, which were made to protect our children and our vulnerable friends, families, and neighbors.
Kansas City’s indoor mask mandate will exist through at least September 23. Many surrounding jurisdictions have implemented their own indoor mask mandates. I applaud all leaders who continue to prioritize the health of our public. Kansas City will continue to do so.”
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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Today, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas released a statement regarding a lawsuit that was filed against him and the Kansas City Council by the Northland Parent Association. He said: "As it has been since the onset of this pandemic, my primary objective when it comes to Kansas City's COVID-19 response is to save lives.
A new nonprofit corporation representing parents and families in the Northland has filed a federal lawsuit challenging mask mandates and quarantine guidelines in seven school districts, along with mask mandates in the city of Kansas City and North Kansas City.The Northland Parent Association is led by a group of parents who have disagreed with school district and citywide mask mandates in several public meetings leading up to the start of the academic year.