Today, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas 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.”
Mayor Lucas also announced he will be holding a press conference Monday, May 11, to provide reopening guidelines for restaurants.