Metro jurisdictions to close restaurants, bars and more beginning March 17

Posted at 7:14 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 20:14:25-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Four jurisdictions in the metro agreed to close establishments in their jurisdictions for a period of 15 days.

In a statement released Monday night, the “Core 4,” Jackson County, Missouri, Johnson County, Kansas, Kansas City, Missouri, and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, announced that they will “implement measures to close restaurants, bars, taverns, clubs and movie theaters in their jurisdictions” as of 12:01 a.m. March 17.”

The only exceptions will be for delivery, pick-up and drive-through services, according to the statement.

The counties will revisit the decision on April 1.

All four agencies also will ban public gatherings of more than 10 people, with the exception of “governmental and judicial functions, health care facilities, private business operations, religious and faith-based activities, weddings and funerals,” according to the statement.