What: The metro’s CORE 4 jurisdictions will commemorate one year of fighting COVID-19. They will recognize the impact of the pandemic on our community, our efforts to slow the spread and everyone’s resiliency throughout the past year.
This event will also include the unveiling of a temporary installation that allows the public to contribute a memory, thought or honor connected to the pandemic.
Who: The top elected officials of the CORE 4 jurisdictions will make remarks. Health officials and city/county managers will be recognized for their efforts the past year.
When: 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16
Where: Union Station Grand Plaza (30 W. Pershing Rd., Ste. 400, Kansas City, MO 64108)
Why: March 16 marks one year since the CORE 4 jurisdictions implemented measures to close restaurants, bars, and movie theatres for 15 days, and banned public gatherings (with some exceptions) of more than 10 people. Less than a week later, the CORE 4 leaders held a joint news conference at Union Station to discuss their issuances of 30-day stay-at-home orders except for essential services.
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