KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Officers on Wednesday introduced an easing of coronavirus restrictions that can enable Kansas Metropolis-area bars and eating places to stay open later, however they cautioned that the transfer doesn’t suggest the virus poses much less of a risk in and round Missouri’s largest metropolis.
Bars and eating places within the metropolis can keep open till midnight beginning Wednesday, Mayor Quinton Lucas stated throughout a information convention. The earlier curfew geared toward slowing the unfold of COVID-19 was 10 p.m. and was carried out in November.
Jackson County Government Frank White Jr. stated institutions can serve meals and alcohol till midnight beginning Thursday. He cautioned that the transfer was geared toward creating consistency with neighboring counties which have lesser restrictions, moderately than an acknowledgement that the area hard-hit by the virus has turned the nook.
“Let me be clear — our scenario has not improved over the previous two months… . It’s nonetheless harmful to assemble in massive teams, so I urge residents to stay vigilant of their efforts to stop the unfold of the virus,” White stated in a press release.
Bridgette Shaffer, who heads the county’s well being division, additionally urged individuals to proceed working towards social distancing and carrying masks. Citing the danger of in-person eating at eating places, she stated individuals ought to proceed to contemplate choices akin to curbside pickup or supply.