KCMO, WyCo to Start Requiring Masks

Due to the increase in positive cases of Covid-19 recently in the Kansas City metropolitan area, both Wyandotte County, Kan., and the city of Kansas City, Mo., have issued new orders regarding the wearing of masks.

Wyandotte County, Kan., health officials issued a new order this weekend that will require residents to wear face masks in public spaces in order to slow and contain the spread of Covid-19. This mandate starts Tuesday, June 30, at 5:00 p.m.

Additionally, Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Quinton Lucas announced Friday that effective Monday, June 29, “all employees or visitors to any place of public accommodation must wear face coverings in an area or while performing an activity which will necessarily involve close contact or proximity to co-workers or the public where six feet of separation is not feasible.” Click here to read the full announcement. For additional information, please read the city’s Frequently Asked Questions. This order will remain in effect until Sunday, July 12.

Effective Monday, June 29, visitors to the KCHBA offices will be required to wear masks if social distancing is not possible in order to comply with the KCMO mask order. Meeting space within the building has been configured to the specifications of social distancing and virtual meeting options will continue to be available for those unable to attend meetings in person.

As we have seen before, these orders can be modified, altered, or cancelled altogether with little notice. KCHBA staff will alert you to any updates as well as changes in policy in other jurisdictions within the metro. If you have any questions or if the staff at KCHBA can be of assistance in any way, please let us know.