UPDATE: KCMO announces changes to services in response to COVID19, Neighborhood Cleanup to continue

Bryan Stalder
Northeast News

The KCMO Neighborhood and Housing Services Department had announced several temporary changes to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Neighborhood clean-ups are postponed, through April 3. The Semi-annual Northeast Community Cleanup that was scheduled for Saturday, April 4 was still scheduled to move ahead, but after neighborhood leaders discussed the issue, a decision was made to postpone the cleanup until Saturday, June 13.

Additional changes currently in place include:

-Curbside trash collection will continue, but workers will engage in social distancing and keep high sanitation standards.

-Animal Health and Safety employees will respond to calls but will maintain social distancing guidelines.

-The Housing Division will suspend in-home inspections until further notice.

-The Neighborhood and Housing Services Department’s office is temporarily closed to the public, but residents and contractors can still drop off paperwork and invoices at 4400 Blue Parkway.

-Land Bank offices will be closed during the crisis.

A spokesperson was unavailable to respond at the time of publication, but we will follow up when we have more details.

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