The decision will come this week and the ruling threatens to impact public health policy across Missouri.
However . . .
What's even more important is how this decision will be perceived . . .
For the most part this pandemic drama has been portrayed as a culture war partisan slap fight . . .
But look just a bit more closely and you'll see small biz of every demographic persuasion watching this issue with more than a bit of concern about their standing with local government and how easily power players smack down small time local employers.
For our blog community, this angle holds far more interest and offers a better indication of how COVID plays out on Kansas City metro streets.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The future of a Blue Springs restaurant accused of willfully defying the public mask mandate may be determined Thursday when a Jackson County judge makes her ruling on the case. It's the latest development in the battle between Jackson County and Rae's Cafe, whose owner is now arguing that the county's mask mandate is unlawful.
INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) - Today, a Jackson County today heard arguments in the battle over the county mask mandate and a Blue Springs restaurant. Rae's Café is the business turned private club locking horns with the health department. The county wants Rae's Café closed down for not complying with health department rules.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Jackson County judge will rule whether Rae's Cafe should remain closed by the end of the day on Thursday. On Sept. 10, a separate Jackson County judge issued an order to close the restaurant after it repeatedly violated the county's mask mandate.
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