Clay County issues renewed COVID-19 restrictions

Clay County Public Health Center
Posted at 7:21 PM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 20:21:16-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Clay County is the latest metro area to reinstitute tighter restrictions to help stop the spread of COVID-19, including limiting indoor gatherings to 10 people or less.

Beginning Nov. 23, establishments that serve food and drinks indoors can only operate at 50% capacity and must close by 10 p.m. No more than 10 people per group will be allowed in the venues.

However, “non-event based regular commercial, nonprofit or educational activity by workers, students or customers of businesses” are exempt from the gathering limitations, according to a news release.

Masks will be required for everyone inside gyms, fitness centers and recreational centers, all of which can only operate at 50% capacity or less.

Clay County also will require that masks be worn outside when six feet or more cannot be maintained with people from separate households.

Residents who are 5 years old or younger are exempt from wearing a mask.

Exemption forms for gatherings of more than 10 people will be available online by noon Wednesday.