COVID-19 Indoor Restrictions End in Kansas City
May 14, 2021
Mayor Quinton Lucas announced on April 26 that, except for mask requirements for indoor events, nearly all coronavirus-related restrictions will be lifted in Kansas City. As stated by KCTV in the article: "Kansas City Ends Indoor COVID-19 Restrictions, Except Masks"
, masks will no longer be required outside as of April 30. Customers will no longer be required to be seated, and restaurants and bars will no longer be subject to capacity restrictions, limited operating hours, or social distancing requirements.
The restrictions orders will be in place until May 28, with some exceptions to requiring masks indoors. Children younger than 5 will not have to wear masks. Mayor Lucas said that if everyone at a gathering is vaccinated, and the people there know they are, masks will not be required. He also said that people can still be required a number of things, like: using masks, social distancing, enhanced hand washing, and all sorts of things.
The new order comes as 33% of Kansas City residents have already received at least one vaccination shot. According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, 36.7% of the state's population has received at least one vaccine shot. If people can't maintain 6 feet of social distance, the city's current mask order requires them to wear masks inside or outside.
To read the full article, visit: Kansas City Ends Indoor COVID-19 Restrictions, Except Masks