Independence, Missouri Mayor Cancels COVID State Of Emergency

Mayor Weir shares a word about the current trajectory of the pandemic according to "the science" or whatever locals would like to believe nowadays . . .

“The State of Emergency was a vital tool our staff utilized over the last two years but as we begin to transition to an endemic response to COVID-19 later this year, it is time to close this chapter of our City’s story,” Weir said.

By declaring a State of Emergency the city was eligible to receive federal aid to cover certain expenses. It also allowed the city to expedite purchases for necessary equipment and materials.

“There will be continued cost associated with COVID-19 to our City, but we no longer have to move as quickly as we did in the early days. We will be utilizing lessons learned from this pandemic to prepare for the future,” Doug Short, Fire Chief and COVID Command Team lead, said.

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Mayor ends COVID-19 State of Emergency in Independence

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Two years after Independence Mayor Eileen Weir declared a State of Emergency in Independence because of COVID-19, she's ending it. Weir originally declared the order on March 12, 2020. At that time COVID-19 was just beginning to impact the Kansas City metro.