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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The CORE 4 partners have said that on Tuesday, March 24 residents will be directed to stay at home except for essential needs. 

This will apply to Jackson County, Missouri; Johnson County, Kansas; Kansas City, Missouri, and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas. 

It will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. It will be in effect for 30 days. 

After 30 days, officials will consider whether to prolong it beyond that date based on the information available at that time. 

"Examples of essential businesses and services that will remain open during this time period include critical government services, infrastructure projects, childcare, healthcare, grocery stores, pharmacies, and delivery/carry-out/drive-through services from restaurants," the release from Core 4 said.

In a press conference, KCMO Mayor Quinton Lucas said nonessential businesses that do not comply with the order will be subject to ticketing and fines. Individuals do not need something that identifies them as essential staff if they need to go out. He said they would rather penalize the businesses that do not comply with the order as opposed to individuals. However, individuals can be penalized if necessary. 

The airport and train station will be open and public buses will continue to run. 

The mayor said they aren't putting this in place until Tuesday so people have time to go to their offices to get things they need to work from home. 

Additionally, later on Saturday the city of St. Joseph ordered that non-essential businesses close in their area, too. 

The Kansas City mayor's full press conference can be watched below. 

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(8) comments

Linux Rules

I hope everyone remembers how these politicians destroyed economies and lives over a mild virus. This is going to become BAU every winter. Oh, and KCTV web admins, I am still going to ignore this order.

triad696

This country has a less than 1% infection rate, and this is how we react? it's not the virus that's creating the most amount of damage, it's the unfounded fear. Influenza, ebola and many other diseases spread faster and dispite the medias attempt of hype, we as a society did'nt react in such a manner. I've been around long enough to see this type of paranoia and fear mongering over the last few decades, ie, bird flu, sars, etc,etc, and everytime the media touts gloom and doom, it never comes to fruition.

while many will say, "yes, but this time", or "better safe than sorry". These are Words pressed upon the fearful and uninformed, propagated by click-bate. Where are the voices of calm,common sense and reason? I suppose math is hard and real facts don't matter much anymore.

Linux Rules

I hope everyone remembers how these politicians destroyed economies and lives over a mild virus. This is going to become BAU every winter. Oh, and KCTV web admins, I am still going to ignore this order.

Linux Rules

I hope everyone remembers how these politicians destroyed economies and lives over a mild virus. This is going to become BAU every winter. Oh, and KCTV web admins, I am still going to ignore this order.

UnkleRemus

People should organize into guerilla armies instead of complying with any dissolving of inalienable rights by government on federal, state, and local levels, especially when the threat is fake and the government has hidden agendas tied to this scare. Once people are organized they need to totally eradicate banker controlled corrup totalitarian police-state government by initially killing and defeating the police and the military personnel.

Linux Rules

So you remove my post?!

Again, I am so going to ignore this.

Linux Rules

I am so going to ignore this.

AbbyMom

Pleaaaase fix the typos and don't forget to proofread. [wink] My quarantined brain can't even right now.

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