The mask mandate in Kansas City will end on May 15th. Get all the details on what this means for residents and businesses.
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The mask mandate in Kansas City will end on May 15, 2021, according to the order issued by the city’s mayor, Quinton Lucas. The city’s current order requires face coverings in all indoor public spaces, with exceptions for certain activities such as eating and drinking.
What is the Mask Mandate?
The mask mandate is a rule that requires everyone in Kansas City to wear a face mask when they are in public. This rule was put in place to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. The mandate will be in effect until further notice from the city government.
When will the Mask Mandate end in Kansas City?
The City of Kansas City, Missouri’s mask mandate will stay in effect until at least February 28, 2021.
The mask mandate, which was put in place on July 10, 2020, requires everyone over the age of five to wear a face covering while inside any public space where social distancing is not possible. This includes businesses, public transportation, and outdoor spaces when six feet of social distancing cannot be maintained.
The mandate has been extended several times and was most recently set to expire on January 31, 2021. However, due to the continued rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the Kansas City area, the mayor has decided to extend the mandate for an additional month.
It is unclear at this time if the mandate will be extended beyond February 28 or if Kansas City will return to normal operations at that time.
Who is exempt from the Mask Mandate?
The following people are exempt from the face covering requirement:
– Children under the age of 5
– People with a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask
– People who are deaf or hard of hearing and need to see the mouth to communicate
– People who are driving alone or with passengers who are all from the same household
What are the consequences for not following the Mask Mandate?
Anyone caught violating the ordinance will be subject to a Class C misdemeanor, which is punishable by a fine up to $500.
How can I get a free mask?
The city of Kansas City, Missouri is currently under a mandatory mask ordinance that requires all residents to wear a face covering when in any public indoor space. The ordinance goes into effect on August 8, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. and will be in place until further notice.
Residents can get a free mask by visiting any of the city’s seven community centers or by calling 3-1-1. Masks will also be distributed at upcoming events, including the Kansas City Zoo’s “Zoofari” and the First Fridays Art Fair.
The current mask mandate in Kansas City is set to expire on February 28, 2021.