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Lee’s Summit Updates COVID-19 Community Guidelines

In accordance with Jackson County’s amended emergency declaration, and consistent with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance, Lee’s Summit is amending its community advisory to prohibit large group events or mass gatherings of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks. This includes conferences, festivals, parades, weddings, sporting events and worship services, but does not apply to the day-to-day operations of organizations such as schools, educational institutions and businesses.

“It is imperative that residents and community partners do their part and follow the CDC’s guidance for limiting social interactions,” said Mayor Bill Baird. “Everyone has a responsibility in reducing the spread of the virus.”

As the public health agency for Lee’s Summit, the Jackson County Health Department will continue to lead efforts to update the public, and issue guidance and recommendations. The City will continue to communicate and work closely with the Jackson County Health Department. As of now, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Jackson County.

The City urges everyone to follow CDC guidelines for reducing the spread of disease, which includes frequent handwashing and social distancing. Social distancing is taking actions to reduce face-to-face contact, giving six feet of space from others.

The community should stay informed and ensure they are receiving information from reliable sources. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Jackson County Health Department offer up-to-date information on their websites and social media. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has activated a 24/7 phone hotline which can be reached at 877.435.8411. A COVID-19 information page is available at cityofls.net/coronavirus with recent news, cancellations, prevention tips, CDC videos and links to information sources.

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