Kansas City mayor reinstates indoor mask mandate

Published: Jul. 27, 2021 at 9:34 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 28, 2021 at 11:42 AM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KFVS) - The mayor of Kansas City announced the return of a mask mandate on Wednesday, July 28.

The indoor mask mandate is for all people ages 5 and up, regardless of vaccination status, in public places. It goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, August 2 and will last through at least 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, August 28.

Mayor Quinton Lucas said Kansas Citians will need to begin masking in all indoor public places on Monday to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community and throughout Missouri.

He said, still, the most effective way to rid COVID-19 from the community is to get vaccinated.

Following new masking guidance issued by the CDC and backed by City of Kansas City, Mo., Health Department to curb the...

Posted by Mayor Quinton Lucas on Wednesday, July 28, 2021

He said on his Facebook page on Tuesday night he would return the city to a mask mandate indoors based on national and regional health guidance, as well as discussions with other city leaders.

I have stuck with CDC guidance throughout the pandemic and today is no different. I will return Kansas City to a mask...

Posted by Mayor Quinton Lucas on Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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