North Kansas City to require masks beginning Thursday

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Posted at 1:57 PM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 15:27:16-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — North Kansas City, Missouri, will join other parts of the metro in requiring face masks to be worn in public spaces within city limits.

Mayor Don Stielow issued an amended order during a special City Council meeting on Tuesday, requiring all residents and visitors in North Kansas City to wear face coverings, according to a news release from the city.

The order, which largely mirrors the one enacted in Kansas City, Missouri, earlier this week, takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, July 2, and will remain in effect until at least July 13.

Under the amended order, employees and visitors must wear a face covering or mask at any “indoor public accommodation,” including grocery and retail stores, special events and public transit.

Exceptions to the order include minors, people with disabilities, people with respiratory conditions and those who were told by medical, legal or behavioral health professionals not to wear face coverings.

Violation of the order could result in a fine or the suspension or revocation of a business license or certificate of occupancy.

In the metro, KCMO and Jackson and Wyandotte counties have enacted mask mandates. Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly also issued an order mandating the use of masks, though it is up to each county in the state to enforce it.

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said Tuesday he has no intention of issuing such an order statewide.

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