COVID-19 Shuts Down Much of KC

By Ian Ritter

No more than 10 people at a time are allowed to gather socially in Kansas City, and restaurants and bars are closed for two weeks for in-person dining, as ordered by  Mayor Quinton Lucas yesterday evening, in an update to his state of emergency proclamation that was put into effect last week.

Earlier in the day, Governor Mike Parson was in town as part of a state-wide tour to access the COVID-19 situation.

“Communication is critical,” he said, explaining that he and other governors are on a weekly conference call with Vice President Mike Pence.

He said  there have been 176 tests in Missouri with six positive diagnosis so far and stressed that people should remain home

“People need to take personal responsibility,” Parson said. “Government is not going to fix all of this.”

Meanwhile, as restaurants and bars will feel pain and offer only carry out meals, retailers such as Costco (Midtown location pictured above) have been challenged to keep certain sanitary and food items in stock.