Jackson County Executive statement on health order




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 current COVID-19 health order with our health department director and emergency management coordinator. Throughout this pandemic, the County has worked hard to keep its guidelines consistent with neighboring jurisdictions to lessen confusion and ensure compliance among businesses and residents. While we maintain that commitment, our decisions will continue to be guided by science and recommendations of public health experts. 

 An announcement on changes, if any, to the County’s health order is not expected until late next week. If the guidelines are relaxed, it is important for everyone to remember that COVID-19 remains a serious threat to our community’s health and safety. Masks, social distancing and frequent hand washing are still necessary prevention practices until we can all get vaccinated. 

I am extremely grateful for the sacrifice, compassion and resilience our community has shown for nearly a year. If we continue to do our part, we will emerge from this pandemic safer and stronger than ever.”