March 3, 2021

Welcome to the Covering COVID-19 Community Briefing

Here's what you can expect:

  • COVID-19 news including vaccine information and dashboards
  • testing locations
  • City news and information
  • community events

FDA Authorizes Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Johnson & Johnson's single-dose coronavirus vaccine is now the third COVID-19 shot approved for use in the U.S. According to Dr. Paul Stoffles, the company's chief scientific officer, Johnson & Johnson plans to deliver 20 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in March and 100 million doses by June.

"This is a single-shot vaccine so 100 million US citizens will be able to get vaccinated before the summer with our vaccine,” he told CNN, adding that the company is producing as much as it can.

In the News

The US will have enough vaccine supply for every American adult by the end of May, President Biden says

Texas will lift its statewide mask mandate and allow business to operate at full capacity starting next week, Gov. Greg Abbott says

Amended New Jackson County Guidelines

Jackson County loosened some restrictions related to restaurants and bars effective 26. The changes include:

  • Restaurants, bars and taverns can resume normal operating hours. Indoor and outdoor seating at tables remains limited to 10 people.
  • Gatherings under 50 people are no longer required to submit a Gathering Protocol. Any gathering exceeding 50 people must submit a Gathering Protocol at least seven business days in advance of the event.

Expanding Vaccine Eligibility

Gov. Mike Parson announced last week that beginning on March 15, those who fall in Phase 1B - Tier 3 will be eligible to receive the vaccine. Phase 1B - Tier 3 is labeled critical infrastructure and includes government, education, water and wastewater sector and communications sector.

Do you have questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Distribution? Safety?

This podcast episode will help answer questions surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Steve Salanski, co-chair of the Health Education Advisory Board is joined by Asst. Fire Chief Dan Manley who serves as the co-chair of the KC Regional COVID-19 Vaccine Workgroup, to discuss vaccine distribution and safety. It’s an episode you won’t want to miss!

Missouri COVID-19 Vaccination Progress

As of March 3, 1,356,785 Missourians have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, which is 14.5% of the population. The state has averaged about 34,100 doses administered per day over the past seven days. In Jackson County, 11.3% of the population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.

COVID-19 Data Snapshot

Looking for a Vaccine Location?

We know its a struggle to go to multiple websites searching for vaccination events and information. To help, the City has gathered this information in one place on our website. Find local vaccine locations and registration, eligibility information and much more.

Need a COVID-19 Test?

Free testing is available in and around Lee's Summit.

The Lee's Summit Police Department is Hiring

Do you have what it takes to join Lee's Summit Police Department? Apply now! The department is looking for candidates who share their values of pride, honor, unity and commitment, and want to make a lasting impact on the community. Salaries start at $44,800 with great benefits including tuition reimbursement and plenty of opportunities for advancement.

Spring Into the Weekend

Spring Open House | March 5 - 6

Get excited for spring by shopping at the Spring Open House in Downtown Lee’s Summit. Downtown retail shops and restaurants will have exciting new products for spring!

Give the Gift of Lee's Summit

Purchase a Downtown Lee's Summit gift card and use it at more than 60 participating businesses. Shop, dine and experience the best of downtown Lee's Summit.

What's Up Lee's Summit

Spring Love Local Passport

Grab yourself a passport and Love Local t-shirt for just $40. The passport includes special offers from dozens of locally-owned downtown businesses. Passports are available until April 30.

Call for Artists | Fourth Friday Art Walk

The 2021 Fourth Fridays Art Walk season is just around the corner! If you are an artist or musician and would like to participate, please fill out the sign-up form to be added to the available artist list.

We Want to Hear From All Bicyclists!

The League of American Bicyclists wants to hear from local bicyclists about their experiences biking in Lee’s Summit. It’s a short survey that will help the league and the City understand current bicycling conditions and potential areas for improvement.

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