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File #: 210902    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/30/2021 In control: Transportation, Infrastructure and Operations Committee
On agenda: 10/6/2021 Final action: 11/4/2021
Title: Rescinding Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 210903; requiring face coverings or masks at schools and on school buses 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.
Attachments: 1. 210902 Exhibit A, 2. 210902 Exhibit B, 3. 210902 Exhibit D, 4. 210902 Exhibit C, 5. 210902 Exhibit F, 6. 210902 Exhibit E, 7. No Fact Sheet, 8. Fiscal Note - 210902, 9. Approp Admin - 210902, 10. Mask Mandate Extension -Updated 10.6 - TIO Cmte_, 11. Exhibit G, 12. Please continue mask mandate, 13. 210902 comp ver, 14. Authenticated Ordinance 210902 C.S_
COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 210902

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Rescinding Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 210903; requiring face coverings or masks at schools and on school buses 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, on October 29, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued emergency use authorization for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 and on November 2, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) endorsed the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 to 11; 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, m...

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