That post title is a sloppy way of saying that our neighbors on the Kansas side of the metro are cracking down the public and the pandemic once again.
Accordingly . . .
Critics might ask . . .
If masking hasn't really worked to spread of COVID thus far, why is it going to work now?!?!
But not TKC . . .
A confession because this is a blog: I enjoy NOT looking at your nose & mouth.
I'm not an introvert at all but grew up during that whole killer clown scare during the 80s and don't enjoy talking to strangers.
And thinking about masks lately . . .
I really hope our leaders aren't this malevolent but masking has a way of keeping people quiet. That part of it makes it seem like something less than a public health precaution even if the practice of wearing mostly useless masks is commonplace in many Asian countries.
Because TKC has mixed feelings about EVERYTHING, often we notice that masks function like muzzle of sorts for people who aren't actively providing health care to patients . . . And now, it's the dress code once again. And probably forever.
Here's a quick round-up of the sitch . . .
Roeland Park, Kansas passed a mask order 7-1. It also includes a provision for signage on businesses. People could face a $25 fine and businesses could get a $250 fine. The mask order will start on Tuesday, Jan. 18.
Mission, Kansas also approved a mask mandate Wednesday night. The city council hopes it'll take some pressure off businesses who implement mandates. Mission's indoor mask mandate also begins Jan. 18 and will end Feb. 23. Violators could face a $25 ticket.
Because of the pandemic, Prairie Village City Council met virtually Wednesday night. There was no public comment, but council members debated a mandate some agree has little teeth, but may be better than nothing without any decision by the county so far.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news links . . .
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. - Three Johnson County, Kansas suburbs voted Wednesday night to reinstate mask mandates. It comes with the average number of daily cases still climbing, according to a regional COVID dashboard. Roeland Park, Kansas passed a mask order 7-1. It also includes a provision for signage on businesses.
JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- Several towns in Johnson County met Wednesday night to discuss and vote on new mask mandates. Prairie Village, Mission and Roeland Park in Johnson County all voted to require masks in public settings at their individual city council meetings.
Developing . . .