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File #: 210853    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/16/2021 In control: Transportation, Infrastructure and Operations Committee
On agenda: 9/16/2021 Final action: 9/23/2021
Title: Requiring face coverings or masks at indoor places of public accommodation with certain exceptions; appropriating $1,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Health Levy Fund; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.
Sponsors: Quinton Lucas
Attachments: 1. Fiscal Note 210853, 2. 210853 Letter D- Sept.15 KCHD Report, 3. 210853 Exhibit C - Comm. Sub. 210694, 4. 210853 Letter B - August 18 KCHD Report, 5. 210853 Letter A - July 30 KCHD Report, 6. 210853- Carleda Williams Vaccine mandates and masks, 7. 210853 Public Testimony Barbara Foster Mask Mandate Extension, 8. 210853 Public Testimony Carleda Williams-Vaccine mandates and masks, 9. 210853 Public Testimony Carrie Pflug Anderson, 10. 210853 Public Testimony Cheri Brisendine Extended Mask Mandate, 11. 210853 Public Testimony Darrell Williams Mask Mandate Extension, 12. 210853 Public Testimony Holly Wu Please keep mask mandates in schools, 13. 210853 Public Testimony Jennifer Miller Please keep the Mask Mandate, 14. 210853 Public Testimony Jessica Devon McClanahan Mask Mandate Extension, 15. 210853 Public Testimony Joann Speight Mask, 16. 210853 Public Testimony John Johnson Mask Mandate Extention, 17. 210853 Public Testimony Junstin Henneburg Vaccine and mask mandates, 18. 210853 Public Testimony Kelsy BurtonI support the renewal of the mask policy, 19. 210853 Public Testimony Lisa Honn in support of masks, 20. 210853 Public Testimony Lorrie Hulston CorvinI support the mask mandate, 21. 210853 Public Testimony Margaret Lorraine Mask mandate, 22. 210853 Public Testimony Melissa Doan Mask Mandate Public Record, 23. 210853 Public testimony Pamela Gove Masks, 24. 210853 Public Testimony Patricia McKenna Mask mandate, 25. 210853 Public Testimony Sally Barhydt Mask Mandate Extension, 26. 210853 Public Testimony Sarah Gray Extending the Mask Mandate, 27. 210853 Public Testimony Starla Mask Mandate Meeting, 28. 210853 Public Testimony Stephanie Green Masks, 29. 210853 Public Testimony Steve Cobb Comments on mask mandate hearing, 30. 210853 Public Testimony Valarie Andruss Mask mandate, 31. 210853 Public Testiomony Lynn Elliot Please Extend KCMO Mask Mandate, 32. 210853-Public Testimony Jessica Beaulieu-Tyrants Rule by Mandate, 33. Authenticated Ordinance 210853
ORDINANCE NO. 210853

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Requiring face coverings or masks at indoor places of public accommodation with certain exceptions; appropriating $1,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Health Levy Fund; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.

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WHEREAS, on March 12, 2020, a proclamation of a state of emergency was issued to allow the City of Kansas City to take measures to reduce the possibility of exposure to COVID-19 and promote the health and safety of Kansas City residents; and

WHEREAS, COVID-19 spreads between people who are in contact with one another or present in shared spaces and a gathering of individuals without necessary mitigation for the spread of infection will pose a risk of the spread of infectious disease; and

WHEREAS, the share of COVID-19 cases in Kansas City of those under 12 years old rose from just 4% of all cases in January 2021 to 15% in September 2021, and those 18 and under now comprise 25% of all new COVID-19 cases. Children under 12 years old cannot be vaccinated. In the absence of vaccines, the best method left to protect the children of Kansas City in public is by requiring the wearing of face coverings and masks; and

WHEREAS, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas signed Order 21-01 on July 30, 2021, requiring face coverings or masks at indoor places of public accommodations in Kansas City with certain exceptions, effective at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, August 2, 2021, and expiring Saturday, August 28, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. unless rescinded, extended, modified or amended pursuant to applicable law; and

WHEREAS, on September 15, 2021, the Kansas City Health Department confirmed 207,657 total cases of COVID-19 in Kansas City metro-wide and 2,800 deaths from COVID-19 in Kansas City metro-wide. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed 219,000,000 total cases and 4,550,000 deaths world-wide; and

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