KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Public well being officers say new suggestions are anticipated to be launched Monday encouraging individuals to place their masks again on.
The well being division says there have been greater than 800 new COVID-19 instances in Kansas Metropolis since July 1.
That’s greater than the town recorded in the complete month of June.
The Kansas Metropolis council Thursday handed a decision pushing the well being division to be extra aggressive in responding to the Delta variant surge with extra vaccination alternatives, like one being staged at Smith-Hale Middle School in the Hickman Mills school district on Saturday.
And though nobody desires to require masks mandates anytime quickly, regional public well being officers on Monday are anticipated to make new suggestions to renew masks carrying in public.
“There are lots of people who’re going to be proof against carrying their masks once more in public,” Frank Thompson, deputy director of Kansas Metropolis’s public well being division, mentioned. “However I might simply share this: Proper now our hospitals are seeing a surge by way of instances and the capability in our ICU models is being challenged.”
Thompson says 99 p.c of the individuals in intensive care models with COVID-19 are unvaccinated.
Kansas Metropolis is focusing its prevention efforts on the Troost – Prospect hall the place vaccination charges stay low, comparable if not worse than hotspots like Springfield, Missouri.
The walk-in clinic on the college Saturday may have all three vaccines obtainable without charge.
Different childhood immunizations additionally will likely be given.
Dad and mom ought to carry their children’ immunizations data.
The well being division says kids will likely be despatched dwelling from college until they’re up-to-date on their different required vaccinations.
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