Regional CORE 4 partners order temporary closings for some businesses; ban public gatherings of more than 10 people

March 16, 2020

Today the CORE 4 partners of Jackson County, Missouri; Johnson County, Kansas; Kansas City, Missouri, and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas met and agreed to implement measures to close restaurants, bars, taverns, clubs and movie theaters in their jurisdictions as of 12:01 a.m. on March 17, 2020 for 15 days. Exceptions are delivery, pickup and drive-through service. The jurisdictions will revisit the decision on April 1 with an evaluation of conditions at that time. Each jurisdiction will implement the closures according to their statutes and procedures.

All four jurisdictions have also decided to ban public gatherings of more than 10 people effective today. Exceptions include governmental and judicial functions, healthcare facilities, private business operations, religious and faith-based activities, weddings and funerals.

Filed March 16 at 9:01 p.m.

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