Today, from the City of Independence:
City of Independence issues COVID-19 exposure warning to all who attended Aug. 16 Council Meeting
August 30, 2021
The City of Independence Health and Animal Services Department was made aware of at least one positive COVID-19 case associated with individuals in attendance during the Aug. 16 City Council Meeting today. All individuals in attendance at this meeting who were in the Chamber were likely exposed and should get tested, especially if showing any symptoms of COVID-19.
And approximately one incubation period earlier:
Independence City Council votes down mask mandate
4-2 vote with mayor, Dan Hobart for mandate
By: Nick StarlingPosted at 3:02 PM, Aug 16, 2021 and last updated 10:15 PM, Aug 16, 2021
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In front of a capacity crowd, the Independence City Council on Monday voted down a resolution allowing the mayor and health director to issue a health order that would make masks mandatory indoors and outdoors at “large community events.”
Several attendees arrived to the council chambers with signs in tow, hoping the council wouldn’t adopt a mandate. The majority of residents who spoke in person Monday night were opposed to a mandate, citing freedoms and personal choice.
History, if there will be any, won’t be kind.
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