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KCMO Mayor Lucas says 'COVID crisis' threatening upcoming conference scheduled in city

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Posted at 4:33 PM, Jul 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-31 17:35:34-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas said a current "COVID crisis" in the city could impact a conference scheduled in the fall.

"Received a letter from an upcoming conference saying they're reconsidering coming to Kansas City and Missouri this fall due to our current COVID crisis," Lucas said in a tweet.

Lucas did not specify which conference sent him the letter but encouraged people to get vaccinated to stop the spread of COVID-19.

"To help our convention sector and our economy, let's make sure we get vaxxed and bring down our infection numbers," Lucas wrote.

The most recent data on the city's COVID-19 website showed only 39.2% of people in KCMO were fully vaccinated.

On Wednesday, Lucas reinstated an indoor mask mandate which will go into effect beginning Monday.