Good luck to locals trying to figure out a local public health dress code that's now in flux.
Moreover . . .
As Kansas City debates COVID masking, we can't help but notice a little bit less love for local places making bold public health declarations whilst caught in a pandemic fight for survival.
Here's another roundup . . .
Today's meth town declaration . . .
INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -- The city of Independence has rescinded its public health order less than a week after enacting it. With this change, masks are no longer required inside city facilities, although they are still strongly encouraged, the city said.
Dispute gaining momentum on wrong side of the Show-Me State . . .
ST. LOUIS- The mask mandate has been halted in St. Louis County for now. It comes after St. Louis County Circuit Court sided with the Missouri Attorney General's Office today, granting a temporary restraining order over the mask mandate. Schmitt's office says the judge agreed with the Missouri Attorney General's office that the St.
Kansas City fashionistas consider COVID accessories . . .
In the early throes of lockdown, we reached out to local designers to ask how they shifted from producing high-quality garments and even furniture to face masks for the Kansas City community. Recently The Pitch reconnected with a few of those individuals: Jennifer Lapka of Rightfully Sewn, Nataliya Lucia Meyer of Lucia's Sarto, and John Pryor of Madison Flitch and Madison Stitch.
Golden Ghetto Life Lessons . . .
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Nearly 200 Kansas City area doctors have signed an open letter to the Blue Valley school board urging the district to require universal masking when the school year begins later this month. Blue Valley was one of the first local districts to declare that masks would be optional in the upcoming year.
Perfect Village public health protestations . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Prairie Village councilwoman called for city staff to draft an ordinance that would mandate mask wearing indoors in the city. Ward 1 councilwoman Jori Nelson called for the city to draft an ordinance during Monday night's regularly-scheduled City Council meeting.
Big picture for Kansas City small biz . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - "Masks Required" signs pop-up on businesses across Kansas City, Missouri and North Kansas City. Owners said they've been forced back into a challenging position after an already tough year. "Technically if we don't follow it, they can just close us and that really is not something that we can afford to do," Co-owner of A Store Named Stuff Casey Simmons said.
Former Biden COVID adviser says cloth masks ineffective, suggests Americans start wearing N-95 masks
Former President Biden COVID-19 adviser and top epidemiologist Michael Osterholm admitted that typical paper masks are ineffective and suggested that Americans may need to switch to heavier duty N-95 masks to battle the new wave of cases in an interview on CNN Monday.
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