Kansas City mayor to make COVID-19-related announcement on Monday | Coronavirus

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KANSAS CITY, MO. (KCTV) — Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas will make an announcement regarding public health guidance on the coronavirus on Monday, his office confirms to KCTV5.

Lucas authored an opinion piece Sunday in The Kansas City Star, saying the city needs to take the coronavirus more seriously.

“On Monday, I will share additional public health guidance that is informed and backed by science,” Lucas wrote in The Star. “While Kansas City will create necessary parameters, fighting this virus will require participation from you. I ask you to act in the best interest of not just yourself, but your entire community.”

Kansas City is experiencing an “uncontrollable spread” of the coronavirus, health officials warned last week. The metro area, the entire State of Kansas and the State of Missouri have set daily and weekly records of new cases this month.

The time of the announcement will be announced soon. KCTV5 and the city’s social media platforms will carry the announcement live on Monday. 

The mayor’s office and health officials have remained in discussions in recent weeks as the country experiences another wave of the virus. 

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