More than 100 of the region’s business, civic and nonprofit leaders have signed an open letter circulated by Comeback KC pledging to require employees and customers to wear face masks at work and in their business facilities. Signatories commit to these key steps to help protect our community:
Require employees to wear masks, indoors whenever 6 feet of spacing cannot be accomplished, and outdoors whenever there is prolonged contact (10+ minutes) within 6 feet.
Require customers and clients to wear masks in stores and facilities;
Provide high-quality masks to employees, clients and customers who need them.
“We want Kansas City to bounce back safely, and one of the most practical ways to ensure that is to wear a mask,” said Wendy Guillies, President and CEO, Kauffman Foundation, and one of the signatories to the document.
The open letter notes that the science is clear - wearing masks is the easiest, best way to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in the community, keeping Kansas City employees and customers safe, and allowing businesses, civic organizations, and nonprofit agencies to remain open.