Platte County eases COVID-19 restrictions, citing 'consistency throughout the Northland'

Platte County Health Department
Posted at 3:31 PM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 16:31:03-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Platte County is the latest Kansas City metro jurisdiction to roll back its COVID-19 health order.

The Platte County Health Department announced Monday that restaurants, bars and taverns are no longer required to close at midnight. Limitations on gatherings also have been rescinded, so long as attendees “follow masking and physical distancing requirements,” according to the department.

Mary Jo Vernon, health department director, recommended the changes due to COVID-19 cases “dropping consistently since early January,” according to a news release.

The health department’s Board of Trustees voted Monday afternoon to update the order, citing Kansas City, Missouri, easing restrictions and “consistency throughout the Northland.”

Clay County updated its guidelines Sunday night.

The full public health order can be viewed on the Platte County Health Department website.