Positive COVID-19 test at the Independence Council meeting
Positive COVID-19 test at the Independence Council meeting

Positive COVID-19 test at the Independence Council meeting

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – The city of independence warns those present at the council meeting on April 18 about an exposure to COVID-19, after a positive test came back from one in the hall.

Today, the City of Independence Health and Animal Services Department was alerted to at least one positive COVID-19 case involving persons present during the April 18 City Council meeting. All persons who attended this meeting, who were in the hall, were likely to be exposed and encouraged to be tested, especially if they show symptoms of COVID-19.

The City of Independence

The municipality recommends that everyone present be tested for the virus, especially if there are symptoms.

Independence lifted their mask mandate in November 2021, when positive COVID-19 numbers began to decline.

That Jackson County Health Department website says the risk at the societal level is low.

The City of Independence reminds residents that tests are available at most pharmacies and acute care facilities, as well as several home options.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that current COVID cases are low but at a weak upward trend.

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