LIBERTY, Mo. – Clay County is joining neighboring counties and imposing new restrictions across the community to combat the rapid spread of COVID-19.
Clay County leaders say they want to “ensure consistency in the subway” and help reduce the spread of the virus, so their updated public health procurement is now in line with orders announced Monday in Kansas City, Jackson County and County Wyandotte.
While the orders of the other three jurisdictions take effect on Friday, Clay County will not take effect until Monday.
The Clay County order requires companies that serve food or beverages indoors to reduce capacity to 50% and close by 1
Gyms and fitness centers / recreation centers must also remain with a capacity of 50% or less, and masks are required for all.
Indoor gatherings are limited to no more than 10 people. The county defines the assembly as groups of individuals who are not members of a household, united for a “common or coordinated social, community, or entertainment purpose.” Masks are needed for gatherings of less than 10 people.
Regular commercial, non-profit or educational activities are not considered to be prohibited. Exceptions for gatherings of more than 10 people can be approved by the public health department. An application form will be available online.
In addition, masks are required for people outside when a distance of 6 feet cannot be maintained by people outside your household.
Exemption from the age of wearing a mask is also reduced to those 5 years and younger.
You can read the full order here.
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