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Public Health Advisory

KC metro health departments issue public health advisory

In consultation with area hospitals’ chief medical officers, on Friday, July 16, the region’s public health departments issued a public health advisory in response to rapidly increasing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the Kansas City metro related to the emergence of the delta variant.

At this time, unvaccinated residents of all ages who have resumed normal activities without adequate protection are most at risk, particularly immune-compromised individuals.

The COVID-19 vaccines have been proven to significantly reduce the risk of serious illness, hospitalization and death.

The region’s public health departments strongly recommend that residents take the following precautions to protect themselves and others in their community:

  • Get fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Unvaccinated individuals should wear a mask while visiting indoor public places, in crowded outdoor settings and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.
  • Both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents should exercise caution.
  • Stay home if you’re sick.
  • Individuals with underlying medical conditions should get fully vaccinated as soon as possible and wear masks when around persons of unknown vaccination status.

Read the full press release here.


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