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Lucas: KCMO proceeding with 'responsible reopening' May 15

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Posted at 3:40 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 16:40:34-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas said Friday the city will proceed with its reopening plan on May 15.

Lucas said the city’s “responsible, methodical reopening approach” has helped flatten the curve, though there have been some setbacks in recent days.

On Thursday, KCMO announced it was monitoring a cluster of COVID-19 cases at a Northland senior living facility.

A number of those who tested positive were asymptomatic, according to the city, which Lucas said Friday “demonstrated the harm that can be caused by asymptomatic individuals walking around with this virus and consequently infecting others.”

Lucas encouraged anyone who is able to continue working from home, to limit non-essential outings and to stay home if they feel sick.

Lucas said he will release further information about reopening guidelines for restaurants at a press conference on Monday.

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