KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas announced updated COVID-19 guidelines for Kansas City at 10:00 p.m. on Friday.
The updated guidelines are as follows
- Restaurants, bars and taverns can resume operations at the permitted times and no longer have to be near personal service at midnight. However, these facilities must meet the requirements for social distancing between different parties and tables from back to chair.
- All event attendees and staff must follow masking and social distancing guidelines. While no more events are required to submit an mitigation plan, the Kansas City Health Department is available for consultation to ensure safety at these events.
- Provided all attendees follow masking and social distancing guidelines, there is no limit to the size of the gathering.
“I thank the Kansas Citians and local businesses for their collaboration and for helping to slow the spread of COVID-19 over the past few months while our region, like the country, has seen a significant increase in COVID- 19 hospital stays and deaths, ”said Lucas. “We said at the time that these restrictions were supposed to get us through a very difficult moment – and they did. I am proud that as a result of these efforts, we have slowly but surely reduced the infection rate in our community as COVID-19 cases have declined for 10 weeks and have brought us back to early October levels. As we work to ensure that more Kansas Citians are vaccinated every day and continue to use common sense to enforce COVID-19 precautions, the Kansas City government is also focused on economic recovery. “
“Based on case numbers and positive trends, the city will be lifting the curfew on these facilities across the city to meet early October rules and meet early October fall rates,” continued Mayor Lucas in charge of facilities and events who encourage or allow reckless behavior that endangers the health and safety of participants, and our health department remains focused on getting vaccines up and running as quickly and fairly as possible. In the future, we must all continue to take personal responsibility and remain vigilant about taking the necessary precautions to lower the infection rate until all Kansas Citians are safe from this virus. “
Guidelines that remain unchanged
- Masks must be worn in all indoor spaces with more than one person per room, and in all outdoor spaces where social distance cannot be maintained.
- Restaurants, bars, taverns and events must meet the requirements for social distancing between different parties and tables from chair back to chair back.
- Indoor and outdoor guests in facilities where food or drink is served for on-site consumption (including function rooms) must be seated and masked at all times, except when actively eating or drinking.
- Business and event operators must immediately report known COVID-19 incidents among employees or customers to the Kansas City Health Department.
- Violations of this order can be sent to COVIDViolations@kcmo.org. Companies found to violate these regulations may be fined, suspended, or closed down by the Kansas City government.
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