COVID-19 Updates and Information
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REGARDING FACE COVERINGS:
As the number of COVID-19 cases increases in the Kansas City metropolitan region, local public health experts across the metro, along with hospital officials, emergency medical services professionals and emergency managers, have issued a joint statement urging residents to wear a face covering in public to help slow the spread of the disease:
“Research shows that wearing a face mask is the most effective and least costly strategy to curb the spread of COVID-19. We strongly urge residents to wear a mask in all public settings. When combined with other precautions, this small step can help keep our communities safe and our businesses open.”
Read the full statement from regional public health directors and hospitals: https://www.marc.org/News-Releases/06_2020/Regional-public-health-directors-and-hospitals-urg.html
4-7-20: The CDC now recommends wearing cloth face coverings, as a voluntary public health measure, in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
Information indicates community spread of the coronavirus in Leavenworth County. Community Spread means spread of an illness for which the source of the infection is unknown.
Read the complete recommendation at: https://www.cdc.gov/…/prevent-getting…/cloth-face-cover.html
Check back for continuing updates regarding the effects of COVID-19 on our community.