'Things are not OK in Jackson County'
How bad is COVID-19 in the Kansas City area? The acting Jackson County health director explains why the county is warning the public about "unprecedented" transmission rates.
Last week, the Jackson County Health Department released a letter to the community about COVID-19, saying “the situation we are in is dire.” With many hospitals at capacity and school districts forced to close, the department asked people to get vaccinated and boosted, wear masks in public, socially distance when possible and stay home when sick. But this week, the Jackson County Legislature withdrew a proposal to require masks in all public schools.
Acting Jackson County health director Ray Dlugolecki joins the show to explain why the department issued its warning and how the continued trajectory of the omicron variant may affect critical infrastructure.
Kansas City Today is hosted by Nomin Ujiyediin. It is produced by Byron Love with Trevor Grandin and edited by Gabe Rosenberg & Lisa Rodriguez.
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