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JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -- Jackson County officials have repealed the county's mask mandate, which now ends immediately.

The Jackson County Legislature had called a rare Friday meeting in order to discuss several areas of business, including whether to repeal the county's mask mandate, which was set to naturally expire on Nov. 22.

After hearing facts and figures from local health officials and engaging in passionate discussion, the county's leading body passed the repeal by a slim 5-4 vote.

Despite the vote, the Jackson County Health Department took to Twitter after the decision to urge county residents to continue wearing masks indoors, saying the area remains at a high level of community transmission.

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