Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

  • Mask Requirement


    On July 28, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas issued an emergency public health order requiring masks at all times indoors. This order impacts all individuals over the age of 5, regardless of vaccination status. As a result, beginning Monday, August 2, masks will be required for all students, staff and visitors indoors at all NKC Schools sites. This includes all individuals; those who have received the vaccine and those who have not.

    Please plan to send your child to school each day with a mask to wear indoors. A back-up mask is also highly recommended. Additionally, masks are still required on buses at all times due to a federal mandate. Read the full message shared with staff and families on July 29 here.


    North Kansas City Schools Patrons:

    In order to enter any district building, all students, staff and visitors must be properly wearing a mask (covering your mouth and nose). Any exemptions to this rule for district patrons must be approved by the Student Services Department prior to your attendance. The mask exemption form can be found here. Forms are also available and can be dropped off at Student Services, located at the district’s Central Office at 2000 NE 46th St, Kansas City, MO 64116, or emailed to



    Vaccination Opportunities

    Based on the advice of national and local health professionals, we are also recommending that all individuals 12 years or older consider receiving the vaccination as soon as possible. Click here for a list of convenient vaccination opportunities in our area.

    Thursday, October 21 Vaccination Clinic: Northgate Middle School

Further Resources

  • This page will continue to be updated as necessary with important information and any additional details. Questions and concerns can be directed to the district's Let's Talk site.

    North Kansas City Schools is working closely with our local health partners at Clay County Public Health and the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department to monitor the situation in our community. 

    Information regarding COVID-19 in Missouri is available from the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services. Resources are also available from Clay County Public Health Center and the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department.

    The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) activated a statewide public hotline for citizens or providers needing guidance regarding the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The hotline can be reached at 877-435-8411 and is being operated by medical professionals. It is available Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.