City of Liberty declares state of emergency for COVID-19 response

Clay County Courthouse
Posted at 1:06 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 14:06:37-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The City of Liberty, Missouri, declared a state of emergency Thursday in response to a growing number of cases of the novel coronavirus in the Kansas City metro.

The declaration is in effect until the city council takes any further action.

Mayor Lyndell Brenton made the decision to make way for faster emergency response should COVID-19 spread throughout the community.

“We must come together as a community to work through this crisis not only for the well-being of our community members but for the viability of our health system,” Brenton said in the release. “We urge everyone in our community, regardless of age, to take all appropriate measures to prevent the spread of this virus.”

At the time of the declaration, there were no cases of the virus in Clay County.