Lee's Summit Schools Extend COVID Mask Mandate

Let's not pretend that Kansas City public health order are any more "draconian" than similar rules instated around the metro and across the nation.

Here's a peek at the latest decision from a metro school district . . .

"The Board’s extension of the district’s mask requirement is accompanied by the district’s adoption of new contact tracing protocols that the Jackson County Health Department now allows for districts with universal masking.

"Because the district will continue to mask, starting this week school officials will only contact trace COVID-19 cases when clusters of positive cases occur in what the health department considers high-risk settings, including indoor sports and lunch. We will also continue to contact trace any cases in medically-fragile classrooms."

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

LSR7 Update: Masks/contact tracing protocols

February 3, 2022 Email sent to LSR7 Parents & Guardians. Editors Note: the vote was 5-2 with Murdock and Allen voting "nay". Good evening, LSR7 Parents and Guardians: At a special meeting held this afternoon the Board of Education voted, 5-2, to extend LSR7's indoor mask requirement until Feb.

Further reading regarding COVID protocols and local students . . .

Doctor at Children's Mercy talks about COVID-19 vaccine for young children

By the end of the month, children as young as 6 months old could be getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Children's Mercy Hospital has been a part of Pfizer's clinical trials for this age group.

Park Hill students back in class after schools closed last week because of COVID-related staff shortages

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Park Hill students are back in class Monday morning. They were out multiple days last week because of COVID rapidly spreading through the ranks of staffers, creating massive teacher and staff shortages. The Park Hill School District maintains an online database chronicling COVID-19 cases among staff and students.

Developing . . .