Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
June 10, 2021:
Lifting the Mask Requirement
This afternoon, the Clay County Health Department released updated guidance for schools, lifting the mask requirement for all school buildings. In response to this new guidance, North Kansas City Schools will update our COVID-19 protocols accordingly. These changes in procedure regarding masks, transportation and stay-at-home protocols will take effect beginning Friday, June 11.
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 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For tips on how to talk with children about the virus, view the SAMSHA fact sheet, available in English and Spanish. Feel free to contact your student's school counselor with any concerns that you may have.
Information regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response ACT (FFCRA) is available from the Department of Labor.