The lockdowns are starting….
Just a few minutes ago I reported about the Nevada lockdown imposing masks on all of Las Vegas and now we have another major city that just folded: Kansas City.
Hope you don’t have any trips planned to either of those places!
Take a look:
I have stuck with CDC guidance throughout the pandemic and today is no different.
I will return Kansas City to a mask mandate indoors based upon national and regional health guidance and discussion with other Kansas City leaders. I will provide further details in the morning.
— Mayor Q (@QuintonLucasKC) July 28, 2021
I reached out to the office of our State Attorney General for a meeting between the two of us on his legal concerns about the mask mandate in Kansas City, so that we can address any issues and avoid needless litigation expenses. I am told the AG's schedule will not allow it.
— Mayor Q (@QuintonLucasKC) July 29, 2021
‼️BREAKING NEWS‼️ A spokesperson for Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said the mayor will introduce a new indoor mask mandate for the city on Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/0zRtYyfRDG
— KMBC (@kmbc) July 28, 2021
From the AP here are more details:
New guidance from the federal government set off a cascade of mask rules across the nation Wednesday as cities, states, schools and businesses raced to restore mandates and others pushed back against the guidelines at a time when Americans are exhausted and confused over constantly shifting pandemic measures.
Nevada and Kansas City, Missouri, were among the locations that moved swiftly to re-impose indoor mask requirements following Tuesday’s announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But governors in Arizona, Pennsylvania and South Carolina said they would resist reversing course.
The federal recommendations quickly plunged Americans into another emotionally charged debate over the face coverings meant to curb easy transmission of the deadly coronavirus.
In Florida, a Broward County School Board meeting devolved into a screaming match between irate parents and board members on Tuesday. Some protesters even took to burning face masks outside the building.
In suburban Atlanta, Jamie Reinhold said she would pull her kids from school if the district stuck to the CDC’s guidance, which the 52-year-old believes takes the country “backward” and damages confidence in the vaccines.
“If you believe in the masks, go ahead, but don’t try to tell me what to do for my child’s health and safety and immune system,” she said. “It’s my child. It’s my choice.”
And in New Orleans, Lisa Beaudean said she was not convinced mask mandates would inspire the unvaccinated — who account for most new infections — to take the virus seriously and get inoculated.
“I’m very frustrated,” the St. Louis woman said as she strolled the French Quarter without a mask. “For the last 18 months, I’ve done everything I’m supposed to do, and there are no repercussions for those who haven’t done what they’re supposed to do.”
You know what’s really sad to me?
The fact that there are SOME far-lefties out there who want this:
— Ronnie Barnett (@scron96) July 28, 2021
America is about to die.
Governments and businesses are scrambling to change course following new federal guidance calling for the return of mask wearing in virus hot spots amid a dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases. Nevada and Kansas City moved to re-impose indoor mask mandate. https://t.co/nQdCvXI0ZL
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 28, 2021