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KCMO Reopening May 15

Mayor Lucas: Kansas City Will Move Forward with Responsible Reopening May 15

Post Date:05/08/2020 4:05 PM

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 8, 2020

Contact: Morgan Said | 816-385-3464

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas today announced that Kansas City will move forward with its reopening plan next Friday, May 15.

“Since COVID-19 struck our community, our objective has been simple: to slow the spread of this virus and to save lives,” said Mayor Lucas. “I am proud of our responsible, methodical reopening approach that has helped flatten the curve; as such, Kansas City will move forward with its responsible reopening next Friday, May 15. Still, the last several days have demonstrated the harm that can be caused by asymptomatic individuals walking around with this virus and consequently infecting others. As we continue working to increase our testing capacity and contact tracing capabilities, I implore all who can to continue working from home and to limit all non-essential outings. And, please, stay home if you are sick.”

After extensive consultation with the Kansas City Department of Public Health and the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association, Mayor Lucas also announced that he will hold a press conference next Monday, May 11, to provide reopening guidelines for restaurants.

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