Kansas City mayor reinstates indoor mask mandate
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.
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.
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