Show-Me Lawsuit Threat Against Jackson County COVID Mask Mandate Redux

The Missouri GOP is taking notice of a pandemic power move at the Courthouse.


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“I urge you to stop imposing mask mandates, especially ones that make five-year-olds criminals . . . If you choose to move forward with an illegal order on Monday. My office will take action.” Missouri AG Schmitt wrote in a letter to the nine members of the county legislature.

County Executive Frank White and the county health department proposed in a draft health order on Thursday that the mask requirement extend until Jan. 12, if approved by the legislature, due to the high prevalence of COVID-19 in the region, low vaccination rates “and the scientific evidence supporting the benefits of universal masking.”

Legislators Scott Burnett and Crystal Williams are sponsors of the resolution . . .

Here's the note in full from the Missouri AG . . .

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Jackson County leaders to vote on bringing mask mandate back again

by: Makenzie Koch Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Jackson County Legislature will vote on bringing back a mask mandate next week. If approved at Monday's legislature meeting, the new mask mandate would be in effect until Jan. 12.

Jackson County to consider new mask mandate Monday: Lee's Summit, MO AG responds

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Jackson County Legislature is considering a resolution to reinstate a mask mandate for 30 days on Monday. Scott Burnett and Crystal Williams introduced the motion, which cites a rise in COVID-19 cases, low vaccination rates and the emergence of new strains of COVID-19, such as delta and omicron, as backing for a new mandate.

Jackson County to consider new mask mandate; Missouri Attorney General threatens legal action

JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) --- The Jackson County Board of Commissioners will once again debate a mask policy on Monday morning. Recently, the Jackson County Board of Commissioners ended a mask requirement, but increasing number of Covid-19 cases have brought back the proposal. The order, if approved, would last at least 30 days and into 2022.

Missouri AG warns Jackson County ahead of meeting to consider new mask mandate

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is warning the Jackson County Legislature ahead of a meeting Monday to consider a new COVID-19 mask mandate.If approved, resolution 20844 would require indoor masking for people ages 5 and up in the county until Jan.

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