Welcome to the Covering COVID-19 Community Briefing
This bi-weekly digest of information will help keep you up to date as we work together to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. This briefing will provide:
- state and county health updates and measures the City is taking to keep residents as safe as possible
- reliable and factual information sources to use when seeking facts about this public health crisis
- reminders about things happening in our community and ideas to keep you entertained
CDC: Mask 101
DYK? Cloth masks should be washed after each use. It is important to always wear and remove your mask correctly. Wash your hands after wearing, handling or touching your mask. Masks, when combined with other everyday steps like staying six feet apart and washing your hands often, help slow the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19 Transmission Update
The CDC updated its guidelines October 5 to say COVID-19 can be spread by airborne transmission. "There is evidence that under certain conditions, people with COVID-19 seem to have infected others who were more than six feet away. These transmissions occurred within enclosed spaces that had inadequate ventilation." However, the CDC says that the greatest risk of infection is through close contact (within six feet) with an infected person.
Jackson County Health Department
- Do not need to be a resident
- Clinics run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or while supplies last
- Registration closes at 2 p.m. the day prior to each clinic
Thursday, October 15 | Connection Point Church, 10500 E State Rte 350, Raytown, MO
Friday, October 16 | Unity of Independence, 14304 East 39th St. S, Independence, MO
Monday, October 19 | 616 NE Douglas St., Lee's Summit, MO 64063
Tuesday, October 20 | Metro Christian Fellowship Church, 2217 High Grove Rd., Grandview, MO 64030
Wednesday, October 21 | Vesper Hall, 400 NW Vesper St., Blue Springs, MO 64014
Hy-Vee Pharmacy Drive-Thru Locations
Free COVID-19 testing has expanded to more than 150 Hy-Vee Pharmacy drive-thru locations.
- Testing is offered on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings
- Times vary at locations
- Testing limited to patients age 3 years and older
Need a Flu Shot?
The Jackson County Health Department is hosting several quick and convenient flu vaccination clinics throughout October. Advance registration is required.
Check out jacohd.org/events for upcoming vaccination clinics.
What's Your Passion?
Lee’s Summit residents, you will want to share your thoughts about this.
The City is actively engaged in an update to the City’s Comprehensive Plan. This plan affects every resident & guides physical land development, housing options, modes of transportation and the preservation of our environment. It’s easy to give your input via the online discussion forum or one of the many surveys.
Let’s do this Lee’s Summit!
Making Lee’s Summit a Destination
Cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset. Making Lee’s Summit a destination. Building off our success in health and education. These are all things the City is thinking about as it looks to strengthen the local economy for the future. Director of Economic Research at the Missouri Department of Economic Development Jeff Pinkerton weighs in on Lee's Summit's economy and opportunities to ensure our City remains a great place to live and work.The latest episode of the Green Street Beat podcast dives in deeper.
Does Your Tap Water Have a Taste or Odor?
Have you noticed a difference in the taste and odor of your tap water? 💧 KC Water has advised Lee's Summit Water Utilities that low water levels in the Missouri River have caused KC Water to adjust their water treatment process, which can affect the taste and odor of tap water. This condition is likely to continue until water levels rise in the Missouri River and prior treatment processes can resume.
This does NOT affect the water quality and safety. The water meets or exceeds all state and federal drinking water safety requirements. Both KC Water and Lee's Summit Water Utilities perform continuous monitoring and extensive laboratory testing of drinking water to ensure its safety and quality.
To reduce the impact on customers, Lee's Summit Water Utilities is maximizing the amount of water supplied from Independence up to the full amount allowed by contract. However, due to demand, water supply from KC Water cannot be completely eliminated.