The pandemic dress code is defeated for the moment in the metro.

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Wyandotte County/KCK Mayor Tyrone Garner, who was sworn into office Monday, added a new item to Thursday’s full commission meeting's agenda asking commissioners to consider removing the current indoor mask mandate.

The mandate is set to end at 11:59 p.m. Thursday.

It was announced Thursday that the omicron variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Kansas but the CDC anticipates that it is likely already in Wyandotte County, according to the health department.

Health officials say many Wyandotte residents remain unvaccinated with less than 50% fully vaccinated.

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Under new mayor, Wyandotte County votes to end indoor mask mandate

by: Brian Dulle Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Wyandotte County voted 6-4 Thursday night to end its current indoor mask mandate despite recommendation from public health officials to maintain it. Wyandotte County commissioners voted Nov. 18 to extend the current mask mandate to Jan. 6.

Wyandotte County Commissioners voted Thursday to end the county's mask mandate

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Wyandotte County Commission voted to end the county's mask mandate Thursday. The vote was 6-4 and the mandate ends Thursday night. It had been previously set to expire on Jan. 6. Commissioners and Mayor Tyrone Garner heard from the county's health department that COVID-19 cases have more than doubled since the mask mandate was extended a month ago.

Unified Government Board of Commissioners vote to end mask mandate in Wyandotte County

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) --- The mask mandate for indoor spaces is now over in Wyandotte County. The Unified Government's Board of Commissioners voted 6-4 to end the mandate effectively at midnight. As of Thursday night, 56.1 percent of Wyandotte County's residents have received at least one shot.

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