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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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BWillie 10:25 PM 06-26-2020
Originally Posted by Hammock Parties:


I self identify as a black man, please respect my choices.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/lincoln...pmft_Pz54pLPLQ
So fucking dumb. Now that legitimately is racist. It actually will cause more blacks to contract the virus and die.
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srvy 10:37 PM 06-26-2020
Originally Posted by BWillie:
Big difference in wearing a N95 mask to prevent the spread of droplets compared to its use in the field. I wore a N95 mask everyday for 7 to 9 hours a day in Vegas last week. 6 days in a row. Not difficult at all. I'm sure if I was in a crawlspace cleaning up sewage or in a coal mine a different story. Nonetheless its not 100% effective. It doesn't have to be. Seat belts aren't 100% effective neither. Neither are airbags. But they sure as shit help, immensely.
:-)
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srvy 10:38 PM 06-26-2020
Originally Posted by cdcox:
People who don't wear masks in Kansas City don't want Patrick Mahomes to play football during the 2020 regular season. The epidemic is putting the season at risk. Masks are one of the most effective control measures.
:-)
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cdcox 10:46 PM 06-26-2020
Originally Posted by srvy:
:-)
Wear a mask, let Pat play.
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LiveSteam 10:49 PM 06-26-2020
Originally Posted by Hammock Parties:
I didn't pay much attention to this guy until the pandemic, and then he started really flexing these muscles.

It's pretty clear what he is - he didn't say a fucking thing about the vandalism of Andrew Jackson the other day. But give him a chance to crack down on his citizens and he's all about it.

Any more of this bullshit and I might just turn to the dark side on twitter.
Three percenters or the Oath Keepers.

Turn to them. Their numbers are growing everyday
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LiveSteam 10:53 PM 06-26-2020
Originally Posted by -King-:
Link?

And you're not supposed to wear a mask driving...
Good luck. Democrats have pig shit for brains.
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stevieray 10:55 PM 06-26-2020
Originally Posted by cdcox:
Wear a mask.
wait: but not the "protestors", right?

Didn't you give that the thumbs up?
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Hammock Parties 10:56 PM 06-26-2020
Now we're holding Mahomes hostage for freedom.

Liberals ruin EVERYTHING.
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cdcox 11:05 PM 06-26-2020
Originally Posted by stevieray:
wait: but not the "protestors", right?

Didn't you give that the thumbs up?
Protesters should wear masks.
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Hammock Parties 11:11 PM 06-26-2020
You need to give me something I don't already have if you want me to give up my freedom in return.

I already have Mahomes, and you can't guarantee he'll play in 2020, masks or not. That's snake oil. Fool's gold. Mahomes could get run over by a bus tomorrow, or raped by mobs of Antifa.

You need to incentivize mask wearing with something more real.

Guarantee me NO statues of American heroes will be torn down, Mr. Mayor, and anyone caught vandalizing them will face 10 years in jail and fines of up to $5000 (depending on the notoriety of the figure).

Show me you care as much about the foundations of this country as you do it's future.

Because if we try to erase the past we don't have much of a future, I guarantee you that.

You don't care about my agenda, why should I care about yours? This isn't hard. As Mayor you should have already done this. Instead you're just giving more reasons for people like me to dislike you.

Maybe if I liked you more I'd be more willing to give something up...


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cdcox 11:12 PM 06-26-2020
Originally Posted by Hammock Parties:
Now we're holding Mahomes hostage for freedom.

Liberals ruin EVERYTHING.
Some people need drawings in crayons. Not wearing a mask fuels the pandemic. The pandemic is threatening the NFL season. If you want to contribute to that, it's your choice. Don't complain about the consequences of your choices.
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Imon Yourside 11:13 PM 06-26-2020
Originally Posted by KCChiefsFan88:
Bullshit... Miami-Dade County and LA County have both had mandatory mask requirements since April and it hasnít done jack shit.
Of course it hasn't because if you're actually around someone with Covid you are much more likely to get it if you were wearing a mask.
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eDave 11:18 PM 06-26-2020
Originally Posted by cdcox:
Protesters should wear masks.
More protesters wearing masks than (T)'s.

Bar I'm at now is 33 no masks. 3 masks. Middle aged people.
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Imon Yourside 11:19 PM 06-26-2020
Originally Posted by eDave:
More protesters wearing masks than (T)'s.

Bar I'm at now is 33 no masks. 3 masks. Middle aged people.
Put on a full body condom, that should reduce your risk bro.
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cdcox 11:20 PM 06-26-2020
Originally Posted by Hammock Parties:
You need to give me something I don't already have if you want me to give up my freedom in return.

I already have Mahomes, and you can't guarantee he'll play in 2020, masks or not. That's snake oil. Fool's gold. Mahomes could get run over by a bus tomorrow, or raped by mobs of Antifa.

You need to incentivize mask wearing with something more real.

Guarantee me NO statues of American heroes will be torn down, Mr. Mayor, and anyone caught vandalizing them will face 10 years in jail and fines of up to $5000 (depending on the notoriety of the figure).

Show me you care as much about the foundations of this country as you do it's future.

Because if we try to erase the past we don't have much of a future, I guarantee you that.

You don't care about my agenda, why should I care about yours? This isn't hard. As Mayor you should have already done this. Instead you're just giving more reasons for people like me to dislike you.

Maybe if I liked you more I'd be more willing to give something up...

Wearing a mask does not cause statues to be torn down.

Wearing a mask improves the collective health of everyone you see. Wearing a mask improves the economy. Masks are effective. I have not heard a single decent argument for not wearing a mask.
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