City of Independence, Missouri

City of Independence rescinds public health order

The City of Independence has rescinded the public health order, effective immediately.

“Following careful consideration, we are rescinding the public health order and returning to the public health advisory, which strongly encourages masks in all indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status,” Mayor Eileen Weir said. “We are continuing to expand access to vaccinations including working directly with businesses to provide onsite vaccination clinics for employees. If you would like to hold a vaccination clinic for your staff, please contact us at”

With this change masks are no longer required but strongly encouraged at all City facilities including City Hall, Police Headquarters, Independence Utility Center, Sermon Center, Truman Memorial Building, Palmer Center, Independence Uptown Market, and the Cable Dahmer Arena.

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