July 27, 2021

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Independence issues health advisory as COVID-19 cases climb in metro, state

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The city of Independence issued a public health advisory Friday afternoon, saying COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are climbing across the Kansas City metro and the state of Missouri because of the delta variant.”We’re definitely seeing a surge and it is certainly expected to continue to increase over the next several weeks and months,” Independence Mayor Eileen Weir said.Independence says 100% of its cases are the delta variant. That’s confirmed by wastewater testing. The city said in a news release that the population most at risk are those who have not been vaccinated, particularly children under the age of 12.Residents are encouraged to wear masks while visiting indoor public places, regardless of vaccination status. The city said people who are not vaccinated are encouraged to get the vaccine. Parents are encouraged to take their children aged 12 or older to get vaccinated. If you are sick, stay home. Get tested if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet when around people who may not be fully vaccinated. Wash your hands often and for at least 20 seconds.The city said that no vaccine is 100% effective, but the COVID-19 vaccines can significantly reduce the risk of serious illness, hospitalization and death.

The city of Independence issued a public health advisory Friday afternoon, saying COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are climbing across the Kansas City metro and the state of Missouri because of the delta variant.

“We’re definitely seeing a surge and it is certainly expected to continue to increase over the next several weeks and months,” Independence Mayor Eileen Weir said.

Independence says 100% of its cases are the delta variant. That’s confirmed by wastewater testing.

The city said in a news release that the population most at risk are those who have not been vaccinated, particularly children under the age of 12.

Residents are encouraged to wear masks while visiting indoor public places, regardless of vaccination status.

The city said people who are not vaccinated are encouraged to get the vaccine. Parents are encouraged to take their children aged 12 or older to get vaccinated.

If you are sick, stay home. Get tested if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.

Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet when around people who may not be fully vaccinated.

Wash your hands often and for at least 20 seconds.

The city said that no vaccine is 100% effective, but the COVID-19 vaccines can significantly reduce the risk of serious illness, hospitalization and death.

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