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File #: 20844    Version: 0 Name: mask order
Type: Resolution Status: Defeated
File created: 12/9/2021 In control: County Legislature
On agenda: 12/13/2021 Final action: 12/13/2021
Title: A RESOLUTION approving the issuance of a County mask mandate order for the health and safety of its citizens effective until January 12, 2022, or thirty days after the adoption of this Resolution, whichever is later.
Sponsors: Scott Burnett, Crystal Williams
Indexes: COVID-19, DEFEATED, MASK ORDER
Attachments: 1. 20844bu.pdf, 2. 20844defeated.pdf
IN THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE OF JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI

Title
A RESOLUTION approving the issuance of a County mask mandate order for the health and safety of its citizens effective until January 12, 2022, or thirty days after the adoption of this Resolution, whichever is later.


Intro
RESOLUTION NO. 20844, December 13, 2021

INTRODUCED BY Scott Burnett and Crystal Williams, County Legislator


Body
WHEREAS, Executive Order 21-09 issued by the Missouri Governor on August 27, 2021, continues for certain purposes the previously declared State of Emergency to Assist Continued COVID-19 Recovery established in Executive Order 20-02; and,

WHEREAS, 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 and the County's Emergency Management Coordinator will issue a mask mandate (hereinafter "Health Order") on December 13, 2021, which will be effective upon approval of the Legislature, via adoption of this Resolution, which Health Order will expire on January 12, 2022, or thirty days after the adoption of this Resolution, whichever is later; and,

WHEREAS, a copy of this Health Order is attached; and,

WHEREAS, the 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 is experiencing another wave of new COVID-19 cases, fueled by low rates of full vaccination (currently 51.7% of residents), the spread of more pervasive and virulent strain variants (the Delta and Omicron Variants), and COVID-...

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