The Kansas City Medical Society has sent the following letter to 17 area school districts along with local public health departments, urging schools to adopt a masking requirement for the 2021-22 school year.
Districts receiving the letter:
Missouri – Belton, Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Hickman Mills, Independence, Kansas City MO, Lee’s Summit, Liberty, North Kansas City, Oak Grove, Raymore-Peculiar, Raytown
Kansas – Blue Valley, DeSoto, Kansas City KS, Olathe, Shawnee Mission
The letter cites the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation that universal masking Pre-K through 12 be required for all students, teachers, staff and visitors, even for those who are vaccinated.