Local Mask Mandates

Considerations for Wearing Cloth Face Coverings - Center for Disease Control (CDC): 

  • CDC recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
  • Cloth face coverings may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others.
  • Cloth face coverings are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings.
  • Cloth face coverings should NOT be worn by children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance

For additional CDC guidance pertaining to masks, click here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover-guidance.html

KC Region COVID-19 Resource Hub

The KC Region COVID-19 Resource Hub is in place to share data about COVID-19 cases and aid users with finding information from county, state and national sources relative to operations during the COVID-19 community health situation. The geography for this site is the 9-county MARC region, which comprises Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray counties in Missouri and Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami and Wyandotte counties in Kansas. The site uses multiple sources and what is believed to be the best, most current available data. However, because information and strategies are changing quickly, data sources are updated at different intervals and the information presented may not always be comprehensive. We will continue to update and add resources to the site as new information becomes available. Please see our FAQ page for a complete list of sources.


Statewide mask order in effect beginning July 3, 2020. Full Details here.

The following is Required for Bourbon, Doniphan, Franklin, Johnson, Linn & Wyandotte Counties and is Recommended for Atchison, Leavenworth & Miami Counties.

Persons in Kansas shall cover their mouth and nose with a mask or other face covering when they are in the following situations:

Inside, or in line to enter, any indoor public space;

While outdoors in public spaces and unable to maintain a 6-foot distance between individuals (not including individuals who reside together) with only infrequent or incidental moments of closer proximity:

In any room or enclosed area where other people (except for individuals who reside together) are present and are unable to maintain a 6-foot distance except for infrequent or incidental moments of closer proximity. 

For more information on Governor Kelly’s Executive Order Requiring masks or other face coverings in public click here


No statewide order in effect in Missouri. Additional info here.

Clay County

Clay County amended its public health emergency order to allow businesses to begin operating at full capacity again as long as employees and visitors wear masks while in close proximity to other individuals. This includes stores and public transit. A few exemptions are allowed under the order.


Face Masks and Coverings page for FAQs

Download the "Mask Required" Door Sign
(Also available in Spanish)

Platte County

Mask Use Recommendations include: Wearing a fabric or other material mask in all outdoor locations, settings, events where individuals are more than and less than six feet away from each other; Wearing a fabric or other material mask in all indoor locations, settings, events where individuals are more than and less than six feet away from each other; In compliance with CDC guidance, individuals who should not wear face masks include children under age of two (2) or anyone who has trouble breathing or can’t remove the mask without assistance; and N-95 respirators should be reserved for healthcare workers and first responders.

‘Masks Required’ Signs for Businesses

Eastern Jackson County 

Face coverings are required in Jackson County as of July 1 for individuals who are in public, including in workplaces or churches. Masks are required in restaurants but can be removed when a person is “actively eating or drinking.”

Johnson County, MO

Johnson County began requiring individuals to wear a face covering in public settings on July 6. The order is not set to expire on August 21, but that date can be amended as necessary.

Kansas City, MO

The latest emergency order in Kansas City requires people to wear face coverings while indoors at public places. The Order, which was extended on August 13 and will be in effect until at least January 16, 2021, requires employees and visitors in places of public accommodation to wear masks when social distancing is not possible.

North Kansas City

July 2 through August 21, individuals in North Kansas City were required to wear a face covering while in public places, including on public transit or to the grocery store. The directive does allow for some exceptions, such as minors, people with respiratory problems, and those who are hearing impaired. Masks are not required while seated at a restaurant.

St Joseph, MO

Effective July 14 through Sept 12, St Joe residents will be required to wear a mask when working, shopping or congregating inside a building with more than 10,000 sq ft. Info here.

(all other jurisdictions within the KCRAR region in Missouri are currently following the Show Me Strong MO state recovery plan).