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File #: 20781    Version: 0 Name: Mask Order extension Nov. 7, 2021
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/30/2021 In control: County Legislature
On agenda: 10/4/2021 Final action: 10/4/2021
Title: A RESOLUTION extending the County's current mask mandate order for the health and safety of its citizens until November 7, 2021.
Sponsors: Jalen Anderson, Crystal Williams, Tony Miller, Scott Burnett
Indexes: EXTENDING TIME, HEALTH ORDERS JACO - 2021, MASK ORDER
Attachments: 1. 20781bu.pdf, 2. 20781adopt.pdf
Related files: 20798, 20749, 20806
IN THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE OF JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI

Title
A RESOLUTION extending the County's current mask mandate order for the health and safety of its citizens until November 7, 2021.


Intro
RESOLUTION NO. 20781, October 4, 2021

INTRODUCED BY Jalen Anderson, Crystal Williams, Tony Miller, and Scott Burnett, County Legislators


Body
WHEREAS, Executive Order 21-07 issued by Governor Mike Parson, declaring a State of Emergency to Assist Continued COVID-19 Recovery, expired on August 31, 2021; and,

WHEREAS, on August 6, in response to the increased health risk posed to Jackson County citizens evidenced by the Report Supporting Order for Mask Wearing in Public Places provided by the Jackson County Health Department pursuant to section 67.625, RSMo, the County Executive, the Director of the Health Department, and the County's Emergency Management Coordinator issued a renewed mask mandate (hereinafter "Renewed Public Health Order") that will expire on October 7, 2021, a copy of which is attached hereto; and,

WHEREAS, the Renewed Public Health Order encourages vaccination and requires individuals five years of age and older to wear a face covering or mask in places of public accommodation; and,

WHEREAS, COVID-19 spreads among people who are in contact with one another or present in shared spaces and a gathering of individuals without necessary mitigation for the spread of infection will pose a risk of the spread of infectious disease; and

WHEREAS, the state of Missouri has continued to experience a sustained wave of new COVID-19 cases, fueled by low rates of full vaccination (currently 47.3% of residents), the spread of a more pervasive and virulent variant (Delta), and COVID-19 hot spots in Southeast Missouri (Region E); and,

WHEREAS, area hospitals serving the citizens of Jackson County are experiencing high levels of COVID-related admissions and associated staffing shortages, limiting the number of available ICU and non-ICU beds and forcing faciliti...

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