Clay County eliminates social distance requirements, outdoor mask obligations


As a local government around Kansas City Metro Reassess COVID-19 safety measures, Clay County Public Health Department has removed some requirements related to social distance and mask wearing in public spaces.

Public health officials on Friday announced a revision of the emergency health order related to the coronavirus. The revised policy eliminates outdoor mask rules, indoor social distance extension requirements, and all occupancy restrictions.

Masks will continue to be needed indoors. The new rules will come into effect on Friday at 5 pm and will apply to residents of Clay County. Local government Set stricter rules.

Social distance guidelines continue to be recommended throughout the county. By Friday afternoon, North Kansas City announced that a special meeting would be held on Monday in connection with the amended orders of the Public Health Department.

County health officials recommend vaccination for all residents over the age of 16.

An estimated 35% of Clay County residents are vaccinated against the virus. According to data maintained by The Star, 163 deaths and 8,187 cases have been reported in Clay County since the epidemic began.

COVID-19 safety measures will be considered elsewhere in the metro next week. Johnson County, Independent of Jackson County.

Morgan Sayed, Mayor of Kansas City Quinton LucasThe city said in a COVID-19 response on Monday that it would announce the next step.