Free COVID Masks Arrive In Kansas City Metro As Schools Crackdown

Pandemic protocols are ramping as numbers are hopefully hitting a peak and will soon plummet like other parts of the world.

For now, locals can get a bit of free help with the new dress codes . . . And that's good news considering that schools are taking a hard line on health safety.

Take a look . . .

Shawnee Mission School District requires all students to wear masks in schools through Feb. 15

Shawnee Mission secondary students and staff will all be required to wear a mask as of Jan. 24. The board of education unanimously approved universal masking until Feb. 15, although it could be extended at the board's Feb. 14 meeting.

And about those government-issued masks . . . A phrase TKC never thought we'd publish . . .

Free N95 masks arrive in KC area; here's how to get yours

by: Heidi Schmidt Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The U.S. government plans to give away millions of N95 masks in an effort to fight the omicron variant and others that could come after it. Thousands of masks are now in the process of arriving in Kansas and Missouri.