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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Jackson County announces plans to ease some COVID-19 restrictions in health order

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March 26, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. – in consultation with Jackson County Health Department Director Bridgette Shaffer, MPH and Emergency Management Coordinator Troy Schulte – is announcing that ...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Counties join in Removing Closing Time Restrictions on Bars, Restaurants, and Taverns

                             

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Jackson County Executive statement on health order

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February 19, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has issued the following statement today regarding Jackson County’s COVID-19 health order:

“At this time, I am in the process of evaluating the County’s curr...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Jackson County Executive announces $500,000 food assistance program

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February 3, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. is announcing today a food assistance program that will provide funding awards to area food agencies in support of their efforts to minimize hunger ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Jackson County issues new health order amending dining restrictions for bars and restaurants

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January 13, 2021

 

Jackson County issues new health order amending dining restrictions for bars and restaurants

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. – in consultation with Jackson Count...

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

Jackson County successfully allocates $122 million in federal CARES Act funding

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December 14, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County is announcing today that it has successfully allocated the $122,669,998 in federal CARES Act monies it received to address urgent needs across the County caused by the deadly...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Jackson County Executive issues statement in response to VA’s COVID-19 vaccination distribution plan

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December 10, 2020

 

Jackson County Executive issues statement in response to VA’s COVID-19 vaccination distribution plan

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has issued the following statement t...

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Posted on: December 7, 2020

Jackson County waives online fees for this year’s property tax payments

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December 7, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In a continued effort to provide safe and contactless customer service for their residents, Jackson County is announcing today that it is waiving the online convenience and electron...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Jackson County Releases Safer at Home Recovery Plan Guidance

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November 18, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. – in consultation with Jackson County Health Department Director Bridgette Shaffer, MPH and Emergency Management Coordinator Troy Schulte – today h...

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Jackson County, Missouri and Wyandotte County, Kansas Coordinate COVID-19 Response

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November 16, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Leaders with Jackson County, Missouri and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas have coordinated to issue local health orders in response to a strong resurgence of ...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Jackson County Gathering Limit Revisions

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For more information, contact:

Kayla Parker, Communications Coordinator, PIO

kayla.parker@tmcmed.org | (816) 404-8424

Jackson County Gathering Limit Revisions

JACKSON COUNTY, MO (October 2, 2020) – The Jackson County Health Department has...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Jackson County Executive announces passage of $5 million equity-based school funding plan

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September 28, 2020

 

Jackson County Executive announces passage of $5 million equity-based school funding plan 

 

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. is excited to ann...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Jackson County Executive statement on lawsuit ruling

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September 11, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has issued the following statement in response to today’s ruling involving a lawsuit filed by the Blue Springs School District: “We respect and appreciate ...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Jackson County Historic Truman Courthouse Closed Through Sept 20

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September 10, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO. – The Jackson County Historic Truman Courthouse, located at 112 W. Lexington Avenue in Independence, will be closed today through September 20 due to several County employees testing positive for COV...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Jackson County Executive issues statement on lawsuit

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September 9, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has issued the following statement in response to a lawsuit filed today by the Blue Springs School District:“The lawsuit filed by the Blue Springs School Di...

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

Jackson County Parks + Rec cancels events amid ongoing COVID-19 concerns

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September 8, 2020

 

Jackson County Parks + Rec cancels events amid ongoing COVID-19 concerns 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After careful consultation with the Jackson County Health Department, Jackson County Parks + Rec is announ...

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Jackson County Executive proposes $5 million funding package for school districts in the County

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August 27, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. today is announcing a proposed funding package that would provide millions of federal CARES Act dollars to local schools to assist with their reopening needs ...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

Jackson County distributes more than $81 million in CARES Act Funding

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August 12, 2020

 

Jackson County distributes more than $81 million in CARES Act Funding

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County is announcing that it has, to date, distributed $81,059,711 in federal CARES Act monies it received to add...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Jackson County postpones delinquent land tax sales

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July 16, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County is announcing today that its delinquent land tax sales scheduled for next month have been postponed due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19.

The County filed a motion with the 16th Circuit J...

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COVID News
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Jackson County announces giveaway of 100,000 masks

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July 14, 2020

 

Jackson County announces giveaway of 100,000 masks

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Government is announcing today that 100,000 masks will be given away to Jackson County residents to mitigate the spre...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Jackson County issues new order requiring masks

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June 30, 2020

 

Jackson County issues new order requiring masks

County moves into modified Phase 2 of Recovery Plan

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. – in consultation with Jackson Co...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Jackson County Executive vetoes unlawful ordinance

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. today has issued a veto of Ordinance 5352.

In special meeting of the County Legislature on Wednesday, June 3, a majority of the body voted in favor of the Ordinance despite a warning from the Jac...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Jackson County Executive proposes emergency funding package for all cities in the County

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June 8, 2020

 

Jackson County Executive proposes emergency funding package for all cities in the County

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. today is recommending that the County Legislature give half of ...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Jackson County, FOX4 Love Fund for Children and Sheriff’s Office partner for free food distribution

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May 28, 2020

Jackson County, FOX4 Love Fund for Children and Sheriff’s Office partner for 12-week free food distribution program

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The FOX4 Love Fund for Children, Jackson County and the Jackson Count...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Jackson County releases recovery plan phases 2 and 3

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May 22, 2020

 

Jackson County releases recovery plan phases 2 & 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. – in consultation with Jackson County Health Department Director Bridgette Shaffer, MPH – today i...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Jackson County Executive announces CARES Act volunteer advisory group

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. today is announcing members of a volunteer advisory group that will help guide his administration on spending CARES Act funds received from the federal government. The group consists of five mem...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Jackson County Government scheduled to reopen offices to public beginning May 18

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May 14, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. is announcing today that County offices are scheduled to reopen to the public in a limited capacity beginning on Monday, May 18.Offices in the Jackson County Cou...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Jackson County releases community survey results and interactive dashboard

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May 11, 2020

 

Jackson County releases community survey results and interactive dashboard

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County today has released results from a COVID-19 survey asking residents how they feel about reopening our com...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Jackson County releases phase one recovery plan guidelines

Recovery Plan Phase 1 Updated May 12 2020

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May 6, 2020

 

Jackson County releases phase one recovery plan guidelines

County Executive announces plans to begin phase one on May 11

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. today is announcing phase one gui...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Jackson County asks residents to take survey on recovery plan

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May 1, 2020

 

Contact: Marshanna Smith

(816) 881-1391

msmith@jacksongov.org 

 

Jackson County asks residents to take survey on recovery plan

County Executive announces plans to begin phase one on May 11

KANSAS CITY,...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Jackson County Executive announces temporary emergency housing for COVID-19 positive residents

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April 20, 2020

 

Jackson County Executive announces temporary emergency housing for COVID-19 positive residents

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. announced today an agreement with the Greater...

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

Jackson County Executive extends stay-at-home order

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April 16, 2020

 

Contact: Marshanna Smith

(816) 881-1391

msmith@jacksongov.org 

 

Jackson County Executive extends stay-at-home order

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. – in consultation w...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Jackson County Executive statement on COVID-19 data

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April 8, 2020

Contact: Marshanna Smith

(816) 881-1391

msmith@jacksongov.org                            ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Jackson County Executive statement on $4 million in additional funding for Rep. Joe Runions Act

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April 6, 2020

 

Contact: Marshanna Smith

(816) 881-1391

msmith@jacksongov.org 

 

Jackson County Executive statement on $4 million in additional funding for Rep. Joe Runions Act 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson ...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Jackson County statement on Bass Pro Shops

Jackson County Seal

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April 1, 2020

Contact:

Kayla Parker, Jackson County Health Department

(816) 404-8424

kayla.parker@tmcmed.org

Marshanna Smith, Jackson County Executive’s Office

(816) 881-1391

msmith@jacksongov.org

  

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Jackson County Executive statement on Rep. Joe Runions Act

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March 30, 2020

Contact: Marshanna Smith

(816) 881-1391

msmith@jacksongov.org

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. commends the members of the County Legislature for approving more than $4.5 million for the Runions ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Jackson County Executive statement on Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund

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March 24, 2020

 

Contact: Marshanna Smith

(816) 881-1391

msmith@jacksongov.org 

 

Jackson County Executive statement on Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Exe...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Jackson County Executive proposes Rep. Joe Runions Act, $10 million for COVID-19 response

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March 23, 2020

 

Contact: Marshanna Smith

(816) 881-1391

msmith@jacksongov.org 

 

Jackson County Executive proposes Rep. Joe Runions Act,

$10 million for COVID-19 response

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Jackson County Executive statement on COVID-19

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March 16, 2020

Contact: Marshanna Smith

(816) 881-1391

msmith@jacksongov.org

Jackson County Executive statement on COVID-19

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In collaboration with government leaders across the metropolitan region, Jackson County Executiv...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Clarification regarding group events during the State of Emergency

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March 19, 2020

Contact: Marshanna Smith

(816) 881-1391

msmith@jacksongov.org

Clarification regarding group events during State of Emergency

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A prior press release included a typographical error that has created some confu...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Third Case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Eastern Jackson County, Missouri

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Third Case of Coronavirus (COVID-19)in Eastern Jackson County, Missouri

The Jackson County Health Department (JACOHD) is announcing the third case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Eastern Jackson County. The individual affected i...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Jackson County Executive announces limited public access to County offices

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March 17, 2020

 

Contact: Marshanna Smith

(816) 881-1391

msmith@jacksongov.org 

 

Jackson County Executive announces limited public access to County offices 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Fra...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Second Case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Eastern Jackson County, Missouri

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Second Case of Coronavirus (COVID-19)in Eastern Jackson County, Missouri

The Jackson County Health Department (JACOHD) is announcing the second case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Eastern Jackson County. The individual affected i...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

First Case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Eastern Jackson County, Missouri

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

First Case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Eastern Jackson County, Missouri

The Jackson County Health Department is announcing its first presumptive positive case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Eastern Jackson County today....

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Jackson County Executive statement on COVID-19

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March 16, 2020

 

Contact: Marshanna Smith

(816) 881-1391

msmith@jacksongov.org 

 

Jackson County Executive statement on COVID-19

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In collaboration with government leaders across the metropolitan r...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

COVID-19 Message from Jackson County Legislator Chairman Theresa Cass Galvin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 12, 2020

Contact: Jane Cavanaugh - 816-881-3132 jcavanaugh@jacksongov.org

Today, Jackson County Legislature Chairman Theresa Cass Galvin announced that to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19 she asks citizens and cou...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Jackson County Executive issues executive order declaring state of emergency

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March 12, 2020

 

Contact: Marshanna Smith

(816) 881-1391

msmith@jacksongov.org 

 

Jackson County Executive issues executive order declaring state of emergency

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Jackson County Executive announces formation of COVID-19 Working Group

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March 10, 2020

 

Contact: Marshanna Smith

(816) 881-1391

msmith@jacksongov.org

 

Jackson County Executive announces formation of COVID-19 Working Group

 KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. ...

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