Are you fully vaccinated against COVID-19?Here’s where you need (and don’t need) masks in Kansas City

Tracking where masks must be worn is confusing as COVID-19 guidelines and obligations have changed across the Kansas City Metro and health orders have been lifted last week following new recommendations from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There is a possibility.

As a general rule, if your company, organization, school or place of worship requires a mask, you should wear it. Masks are also needed in medical settings, correctional facilities, homeless shelters, and public transport.

When Kansas City withdrew its emergency order, Mayor Quinton Lucas said, “All the rules that existed in schools, grocery stores, private businesses and businesses could continue to exist.” “Importantly, they have the authority to continue to impose rules as they deserve to protect those who enter the door.”

Most of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area Canceled the mask order in light of the new guidance on masks at the CDC. It states that fully vaccinated people (those who received a double dose series or a second dose of a single dose vaccine) no longer need to wear a mask or keep a physical distance. Increasingly, unless required by local regulations.

The CDC recommends that people who are not completely vaccinated also wear masks.

Here is a list of places that have announced that they have withdrawn their mask requirements:

  • Hy-Vee announced on Tuesday Vaccinated customers and employees no longer need to wear masks unless locally required.

  • Genesis Healthcare, with its 14 metropolitan gyms, was one of the local companies that withdrew mask requirements.

  • A store named Stuff in Brookside has withdrawn its customers’ mask requirements.

  • Regards Bakery & Cafe At Overland Park, vaccinated customers do not need to wear masks.

  • Target stores “Unless local ordinances require it, fully vaccinated guests and team members no longer need to wear face covers in stores,” the statement said.

  • Starbucks has put out a list of guidance For that location, including making masks optional for vaccinated customers.

  • CVS Also, masks are no longer needed unless locally required.

  • Costco “Where there is no mask obligation in the state or local jurisdiction, we allow fully vaccinated members and guests to enter Costco without a face mask or face shield.”

  • so Walmart“Vaccinated customers and members can shop without masks,” the company said.

If you plan to visit these places, have your mask handy.

  • The library announced that patrons of the Kansas City Library will need to wear masks next month when the location is open to the public.

  • Ride sharing app Uber And Lyft Riders still need to wear a mask.

Earlier this week, members of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas met in a special session to select a table discussion on county mask orders until Thursday, May 27, and current orders require masks indoors. It was made. Orders are set to expire on May 28, unless extended.

The Unified Government Public Health Service recommends that the county maintain existing health orders that require masks to be worn indoors due to low immunization rates within the county.

“7 out of 10 residents of Wyandot County have never been vaccinated with the COVID vaccine,” Juliann Van Liew, head of the United States Public Health Service, said in a presentation to the Commission this week. Mr. says. “If you step into a grocery store after tonight’s meeting, the vast majority of people you encounter may not have received the COVID-19 vaccine even once.”

This is a running list updated by Stars when new requirements and obligations are changed and announced. If you have a store or restaurant that reports that your mask requirements have changed, please contact a Kansas City journalist ([email protected]).