Masks Now Required in Certain Areas of the KC Metro
Following recent executive orders announced in Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Mo., Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has also announced that as of Friday, July 3, face masks are required in public spaces. “Under the order, most Kansans must wear masks in stores and shops, restaurants, and in any situation in which social distancing of 6 feet cannot be maintained, including outside.”
Similarly, Jackson County, Mo., has announced orders requiring masks in public places starting Wednesday, July 1, and lasting two weeks. “All persons inside public buildings and in public outdoor settings must wear a face covering. This is in response to a continued increase of COVID-19 cases in Jackson County and the surrounding area,” according to the Jackson County Health Department’s Twitter feed.
As of Thursday, July 2, North Kansas City, Mo., is also requiring residents and visitors to wear face coverings. The order will remain in effect until Sunday, July 12. “All employees or visitors to any indoor public accommodation must wear face coverings or masks that cover the nose and mouth. These spaces include, but are not limited to, grocery and other retail stores, special events, and public transit,” the NKC city website states. NKC has also provided a list of FAQs regarding the order.
The KCHBA is sending this message to you for informational purposes so that our members are up-to-speed on the latest news affecting business across the metro. KCHBA staff will alert you to any additional updates as well as changes in policy in other jurisdictions within the metro as information becomes available. If you have any questions or if the staff at KCHBA can be of assistance in any way, please let us know.