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Jackson County discussing next steps in mask mandate

Jackson County Court
Posted at 8:48 AM, Oct 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-25 12:00:30-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, 11 a.m. | Legislators will consider this resolution during next Monday's meeting.

EARLIER | The Jackson County Legislature is set to take up a resolution Monday that would repeal the county’s mask mandate.

If passed, the resolution, introduced by Legislators Dan Tarwater III, Theresa Galvin and Janie Lauer, would end the county’s current mask mandate.

An attached pink sheet for the resolution cites declining COVID-19 case numbers and a positivity rate of 8 percent. The positivity rate is less than the 10 percent threshold for ending the mandate cited by the Jackson County Health Department.

Earlier this month, legislators voted to extend the county’s mask mandate through early November.

Legislators are set to meet at 10 a.m.