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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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eDave 04:10 AM 06-27-2020
Originally Posted by Raiderhader:
Pointing out discrepancies is being an asshole? Pointing out a sharp turn away from established scientific and medical practices is being an asshole?

Some people just don’t like truth, I guess.
I think he was agreeing with you. You need to get laid.
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Raiderhader 04:25 AM 06-27-2020
Originally Posted by eDave:
I think he was agreeing with you. You need to get laid.
“He”?
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Imon Yourside 05:14 AM 06-27-2020
Originally Posted by Sorry:
just wear a ****ing mask and shut the **** up.
sorry but nah lolz
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Bugeater 05:44 AM 06-27-2020
Originally Posted by Raiderhader:
“He”?
Dave was up all night drinking. Cut him some slack this one time.
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Raiderhader 05:48 AM 06-27-2020
Originally Posted by Bugeater:
Dave was up all night drinking. Cut him some slack this one time.
I suspected as much.
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eDave 06:01 AM 06-27-2020
Dave don't drink no mo.
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Bugeater 06:08 AM 06-27-2020
Lol...I know all too well what those words mean.
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HonestChieffan 06:15 AM 06-27-2020
Originally Posted by cdcox:
Explain inequities in outcomes between White and Black Americans that persist 150 years after the Civil War and 60 years after the beginning of the Civil Rights movement?
Perhaps, just maybe, we are different? Culturally, socially different?

Perhaps social engineering is a failure?
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eDave 06:27 AM 06-27-2020
Originally Posted by Bugeater:
Lol...I know all too well what those words mean.
It has much to do with my journey back to Christ. He and I were far apart for far to long. He knows why.
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Bugeater 06:31 AM 06-27-2020
Originally Posted by eDave:
It has much to do with my journey back to Christ. He and I were far apart for far to long. He knows why.
Well. I certainly misinterpreted that one. Feel free to strike that from the record.
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eDave 06:36 AM 06-27-2020
Originally Posted by Bugeater:
Well. I certainly misinterpreted that one. Feel free to strike that from the record.
Strike what?

And thank you.
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Bugeater 06:52 AM 06-27-2020
Originally Posted by eDave:
Strike what?

And thank you.
My earlier comment. Just a figure of speech.
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eDave 06:56 AM 06-27-2020
Oof
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BucEyedPea 07:51 AM 06-27-2020
Originally Posted by cdcox:
They aren't gods. They gave us good and bad. We must root out the bad to make progress toward the the ideals we profess to hold. Otherwise we are hypocrites of the worst kind.

The Civil War ended more than 150 years ago. The civil rights movement began over 60 years ago. Yet racial disparities persist snd are not deminishing at an observable rate. Two obvious explanations emerge:

1. Blacks are inherently inferior. This is a racist thought that I reject.
2. Systematic inequities of opportunity persist in American society. This is institutional racism. Given long standing inequity of outcomes, I think it is hard to deny, without making racist arguments to explain.
America is drowning in problems because of progressive policies which is overconcerned with "outcomes" they seek to engineer using the the state. That the state should engineer outcomes for people other than their own personal responsibility is the heart of progressivism—and it has not delivered the perfect equality you think some people are entitled to. It's socialistic at its core.

Same for Europe and Africa today.

Nevertheless, America has bent over backwards for African-Americans in the last half of the 20th century, with affirmative action, civil rights legislation, de-segregation and more and yet it's not enough to socialists like you. Sorry, at some point the people such legislation was designed to lift up have to do the rest. Many of then have, which has resulted in more Blacks entering the Middle Class than in the past.
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BucEyedPea 08:07 AM 06-27-2020
Also cdcox, tell me how a country that voted for a black man to the presidency twice is still racist?
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