KANSAS CITY, Mo. —
The Kansas City metro area has emerged from stay-at-home orders, and local leaders have started to reopen businesses after weeks of shutdown from the coronavirus.
What you need to know: The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Friday the state has 13,538 cases confirmed cases of COVID-19, and there have been 264 deaths since the outbreak started. Kansas is now only updating COVID-19 data on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said Sunday 997 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19 in the state and there are 20,575 confirmed cases since the outbreak started.
11:14 a.m. — Jackson County will join Kansas City, Missouri, and Wyandotte County with a requirement to wear masks when inside public buildings. Jackson County Health Department Director Bridgette Shaffer said during a County Legislature meeting Monday that the proposed mandate would go into effect “as soon as July 1,” last for two weeks and is being done in response to a new surge of coronavirus cases. READ MORE
9 a.m. — Starting Monday, kids as young as 12 can get a COVID-19 test in Johnson County.
The health department just lowered the age limit, and now children 12 or older can get a test at the Johnson County Health Department’s office in Olathe . You do need to make an appointment, and a parent needs to be there for kids under 16.You can sign up by visiting the health department’s website . 8:30 a.m. — Here’s a reminder from the CDC about how to properly wear your mask to protect you […]