The city of Harrisonville announced Nov. 10 that masks will be required to be worn by all persons within city owned buildings.
The decision was made by Mayor Judy Bowman due to the recent spike in positive COVID-19 cases in Harrisonville and Cass County.
Additionally, the city encourages the community to continue to follow prevention protocols for hand washing, social distancing and masking.
Bowman said, “My decision to require masks to be worn by city employees and those conducting business in city-owned buildings is not a political statement. Quite the contrary. I am just as weary of that debate as everyone else.
“As a city, we are committed to keeping our employees and residents safe while continuing to provide city services. With the reported number of positive COVID-19 cases rising, the inherent strain that places on our schools and hospitals and with the winter months upon us, I believe my decision was the right call,” she said.
Bowman added, “Medical professionals have told us that wearing a mask is the best and most cost effective way to limit transmission. Those same professionals have also told us that a vaccine should be available by next spring. Until then, please stay safe and healthy and we thank you for wearing a mask in city facilities.”
The mask requirement is in effect until further notice.