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wazu 04:32 PM 06-26-2020
We'll see how this plays out. Pretty tame by most national standards, and also includes them lifting the "50% capacity" limit on restaurants, which should help them out. Guess I'm pretty neutral on it but am interested to see what it stirs up.

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https://www.kansascity.com/news/coro...243825782.html

You’ll need a mask to go out in Kansas City. Here’s what the mayor’s order says

BY KATIE BERNARD
JUNE 26, 2020 04:03 PM , UPDATED 6 MINUTES AGO


Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas announced Friday afternoon that masks will be required in public places starting from Monday, June 29. BY SHELLY YANG

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Kansas City will require the use of masks in public settings starting Monday, Mayor Quinton Lucas announced at a news conference Friday.

The move is an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 as the area sees its highest number of daily case increases since the first cases of the virus were detected in March.

“It is a rule keeping people safe and hopefully saving lives,” Lucas said, adding, “Businesses are to refuse customers not wearing masks.”

On Thursday, the KC metro area reported 227 new coronavirus cases, a record single-day increase. Friday, 204 cases were reported in the metro, which consists of Kansas City and Jackson, Clay and Platte counties in Missouri and Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas.

Lucas’ order says “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.”

The order will run for two weeks. Using CARES act funding, the city will provide masks at community centers and to other social service agencies who can help with distribution.

Those exempt from the mask requirement are, according to the mayor’s office:

Also announced Friday, a previous Lucas order placing 50% capacity limits will be eliminated, except for taverns and bars. Lucas said the focus is on preventing the spread of the virus through mask usage, hand washing and maintaining social distancing.

Similar to Lucas’s orders shutting down businesses and placing restrictions on occupancy, the mask rule will be enforced by the city health department based on complaints.

“We don’t want anyone stopped on the street,” Lucas said.

Concerned employees or customers can call the city’s 311 line to report non-compliant businesses. In outdoor gatherings, the public will be encouraged, but not required to wear masks.

City health director Rex Archer said Friday that the change will be an adjustment. He said the city will not be immediately citing business who allow customers in without masks while individuals and businesses are still trying to get them.

For weeks, Kansas City has encouraged people to wear masks, and under its emergency order, it allows businesses to turn away those who don’t. Restaurant servers, bartenders, barbers and other personal service workers must wear masks when they’re with customers.

The federal Centers for Disease Control recommends the use of face coverings in public settings because a person who contracted COVID-19 but has no symptoms could still be contagious. The use of a mask, the CDC says, helps prevent those people from spreading the virus to others.

REGIONAL PARTNERS
Lucas and Archer have recently indicated their support of a mask requirement.

Archer said Friday that states requiring masks have seen a 12% decrease in cases. He said Kansas City is in its second wave of the virus.

“The issue really is I can’t infect you if I’ve got a mask on, and you can’t infect me if you’ve got a mask on,” he said.

In an earlier news conference Friday morning, Lucas said he planned to meet with regional leaders to discuss a collective response to the pandemic. He said he hoped other leaders would at the very least encourage mask use among residents.

“We will take every step possible to keep people safe here. I think wearing masks is one reasonable step in that direction,” Lucas said. “We don’t live on an island in Kansas City.”

One of those regional partners joined Lucas on Friday, David Alvey, mayor and CEO of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas.

Alvey and Alan Greiner, chief medical officer for the county health department, expressed their support for Kansas City’s order and said a similar order would be announced in Wyandotte County.

Alvey said such orders are necessary to allow communities to continue to reopen without seeing a spike in coronavirus cases and deaths.

“We want to continue to reopen Wyandotte County. Our best opportunity to continue to relax restrictions is for us to take necessary simple measures like wearing a mask, washing our hands, maintaining social distancing, avoiding large gatherings,” Alvey said. “If we get those simple things we can continue to get back to business.

“If we don’t continue to stop the virus, the virus will stop us.”

The Star’s Allison Kite contributed to this report.
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Bowser 08:07 PM 06-26-2020
We've had 25 COVID attributable deaths in KCMO and 90 homicides since this shit started. But yes, let's put masks back on and defund the police. Mayor Q is just fucking killing it, the dumbass.
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RodeoPants2 08:16 PM 06-26-2020
Originally Posted by Hammock Parties:
There are laws against such things.

There's no law here. Nobody passed a vote on this. It's not in a legal document.

Some fucking authoritarian assholes just decided to tell everyone to do this - OR ELSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm glad that our country is structured in a way I can basically just flip them off if I feel like it.

We canít have bars or football or a functioning economy until everyone starts wearing masks all the time, see how az tx and fl got cocky and reopened? Now whatís happening?

Stop being such a selfish entitled asshole and wear a fucking mask.
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Bowser 08:22 PM 06-26-2020
Originally Posted by RodeoPants2:
We canít have bars or football or a functioning economy until everyone starts wearing masks all the time, see how az tx and fl got cocky and reopened? Now whatís happening?

Stop being such a selfish entitled asshole and wear a fucking mask.
Blow it out your ass, you bleating sheep. Masks don't do dick against viruses. Trust your immune system and stop believing the same idiots that can't figure out if we need masks or not in the first place.
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Discuss Thrower 08:22 PM 06-26-2020
Originally Posted by RodeoPants2:
We canít have bars or football or a functioning economy until everyone starts wearing masks all the time, see how az tx and fl got cocky and reopened? Now whatís happening?

Stop being such a selfish entitled asshole and wear a fucking mask.
The economy functioned just fine: the Neoliberal preterite of multinational corporations in Amazon, Walmart, McDonalds' et cetera and their direct supplies were allowed to operate without those pesky, selfish middle class business owners interfering with their profits.
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RodeoPants2 08:25 PM 06-26-2020
Originally Posted by Bowser:
Blow it out your ass, you bleating sheep. Masks don't do dick against viruses. Trust your immune system and stop believing the same idiots that can't figure out if we need masks or not in the first place.

How do people exist who are this stupid.

Masks donít do dick about viruses????? Lolololol what a fucking moron.
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RodeoPants2 08:27 PM 06-26-2020
40k new cases in the US today both whiny trumpers are inconvenienced by a mask so
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SFfan79 08:30 PM 06-26-2020
https://www.facebook.com/HighWireTal...6931000342057/

Something about masks and no masks.
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SFfan79 08:31 PM 06-26-2020
Originally Posted by RodeoPants2:
National governor's association....???? THE FUCK? LOL Bullshit stats from bullshit association.
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Hammock Parties 08:34 PM 06-26-2020
Originally Posted by Bowser:
We've had 25 COVID attributable deaths in KCMO and 90 homicides since this shit started. But yes, let's put masks back on and defund the police. Mayor Q is just fucking killing it, the dumbass.
This crisis gave him a little taste of power and now he's drunk on it.

This is just the beginning.

If they try to remove Andrew Jackson from downtown I will fucking lose my shit.

I'm officially counting you among Patriots I can lean on to defend President Jackson's honor, should that time come.
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SFfan79 08:35 PM 06-26-2020
Originally Posted by RodeoPants2:
40k new cases in the US today both whiny trumpers are inconvenienced by a mask so
OMG! The world is ending! 99% will be JUST FINE! But let's close shops, shut everything down, because some 75 year old with terminal cancer contracted the virus.
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MGRS13 08:41 PM 06-26-2020
Originally Posted by Hammock Parties:
This crisis gave him a little taste of power and now he's drunk on it.

This is just the beginning.

If they try to remove Andrew Jackson from downtown I will ****ing lose my shit.

I'm officially counting you among Patriots I can lean on to defend President Jackson's honor, should that time come.
Itís currently covered in a tarp. Itís a good start. I donít think it should be torn down though. Maybe just moved, the middle of the bottom of the Missouri River would be a nice place for it. Donít you think?
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Imon Yourside 08:47 PM 06-26-2020
Originally Posted by Bowser:
Blow it out your ass, you bleating sheep. Masks don't do dick against viruses. Trust your immune system and stop believing the same idiots that can't figure out if we need masks or not in the first place.
Yup, thank the Lord I live in OP for the time being that is.
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Hammock Parties 08:47 PM 06-26-2020
Originally Posted by MGRS13:
Itís currently covered in a tarp. Itís a good start.
It's covered to prevent further vandalization. The statue will be restored. The perps, already arrested, will be brought to justice as a warning.

You don't fuck with Andrew Jackson.

This is Jackson County, after all. Named for an American Hero.

The sun will shine on General Jackson again.


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Snopes Hammer 08:55 PM 06-26-2020

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Hammock Parties 09:01 PM 06-26-2020
Gross generalization.

The only thing dangerous on that list is illegals.

What brainwashed snowflake created that shitmeme?

Whoever made that is so woke they couldn't even put the correct word in there.

It's ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.
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