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Posted on: November 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Wyandotte & Jackson Counties Coordinate COVID-19 Response


Wyandotte County, Kansas & Jackson County, Missouri Coordinate COVID-19 Response to Reduce Regional Spread

Leaders with the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, and Jackson County, Missouri, have coordinated to issue local health orders in response to a strong resurgence of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations in the region.

The Unified Government Public Health Department’s (UGPHD)s new Local Health Order will lower capacity at businesses and restrict gatherings to ten or fewer people. This new Order will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, November 20, 2020, and will remain in effect until it is extended, rescinded, replaced, or amended.

“With increasing COVID-19 rates in our area, and local hospitals and public health experts warning of critical shortages in staffing and rooms as a result, we must undertake additional measures now to help slow the spread in our communities”, said Mayor David Alvey. “These actions today, along with the continued usage of masks and social distancing, will hopefully allow us to avoid additional restrictions in the future. As we enter the holiday season, let us commit to one another to neither get nor give the virus.” 

To read the complete health order, please click HERE.

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