Clay County loosens COVID-19 restrictions

Clay County Public Health Center
Posted at 8:34 PM, Feb 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-21 21:34:35-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Restaurants and bars in Clay County no longer have limited hours due to COVID-19 guidelines, according to a recently updated health order.

The Clay County Public Health Center announced Sunday night that it has removed limits on social gatherings so long as social distancing and masking rules are followed, and that restaurants, bars and taverns can “resume operating according to their permitted hours.”

Business still must adhere to social distancing and patrons must wear masks unless actively eating or drinking, according to the order.

Gyms, fitness and recreation centers also must follow social distancing requirements and “any and all mask requirements.

Those who are at high risk of contracting the virus still are urged to remain at home and adhere to social distancing guidelines, the order stated.

The updated emergency order went into effect at 5 p.m. Sunday.

The full order can be read on the Clay County Public Health Center website.