Pandemic public health protocols persist at 12th & Oak today.

Here's the upshot . . .


Mayor Q has said he wants to let the mask mandate expire but, again, he said that last time around as well.

It's also important to note that over the weekend the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services removed Kansas City from "COVID hotspot" advisories. 

Nevertheless . . .

The courthouse has decided to proceed with an abundance of caution . . .

"The county representatives voted 5 to 3 in favor of allowing the mandate to last until Nov. 7. They voted 5 to 2 to extend the order until Nov. 22."

Update . . .

Here's the word from the Exec . . .

Jackson County Executive Statement On Mask Extension

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has issued the following statement regarding today’s Legislature vote to extend the County’s mask mandate until November 22, 2021:

“Over the past several weeks we have made significant progress in reducing the spread of coronavirus by wearing masks. However, we have not yet reached the CDC threshold that would no longer categorize our community as a high or substantial area of virus transmission. Thanks to the community’s continued sacrifice and resilience, we are very close to where we need to be. But until then, it is important for everyone to keep wearing their masks in public indoor places to provide the most protection for our children, who will soon have the opportunity to get vaccinated.

“From the beginning, I have said I will trust and follow the science, as well as the CDC and health officials’ recommendations to determine how we move forward safely. These decisions have never been easy for me or the County Legislature and today, a majority of the members did what they believe is in the best interest of our community’s well-being. We will continue to analyze the data and provide the Legislature with all information necessary to ensure we can make informed, life-saving decisions together.”


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Jackson County extends its mask mandate to Nov. 22

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Jackson County, Missouri, legislature voted on two measures Monday concerning its mask mandate, which has been in place since Aug. 9. One measure would have ended the mask mandate Monday, Nov. 1, instead of Nov. 7 when it was originally set to expire.

Jackson County officials reject bid to end mask mandate early, vote to extend it another 2 weeks

JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -- Jackson County leaders on Monday morning rejected a proposal to end the county's mask mandate early, instead opting to extend it another two weeks. The Jackson County Legislature took up the measure at its regular weekly meeting, voting down the proposal to end the mandate by a vote of 5 to 3.

Jackson County leaders vote to extend mask mandate

by: Heidi Schmidt Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jackson County Legislators voted to extend the county's mask mandate another three weeks. It means masks will continue to be required through Nov. 22. The extension came after an effort by Jackson County legislators Dan Tarwater, Theresa Galvin and Janie Lauer to end the mask mandate immediately.

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