**KANSAS CITY— April 1, 2021 —** The Kansas City region is in a race to get area adults vaccinated before another COVID-19 surge arrives, fueled by new virus variants and a loosening of public health restrictions. Comeback KC is launching a regional education and communications campaign to help with that life-saving effort.
Regional public health experts urge anyone exposed to COVID-19 to get tested, regardless of symptoms
*Local guidelines continue to support testing all possible close contacts*
As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb in the Kansas City region, local public health directors urge anyone with symptoms and those exposed to infected persons to get tested.
Over 100 of the Kansas City region's business and civic leaders have signed an Open Letter to Business Leaders calling for the implementation of strong mask-wearing policies throughout the region's businesses.
KCUR has the story on our recommendations for a safer 4th of July celebration. Check it out [here](https://www.kcur.org/health/2020-06-29/celebrating-the-fourth-of-july-in-kansas-city-during-coronavirus-pandemic-is-doable-here-are-some-tips-to-stay-safe?fbclid=IwAR1nzahwzF7E045Db8ez0MKKNow0a1i1d92nLi3Ws8Arv7-C5DyEpX6ZuRw).
5/14/2020 - Kansas City, Mo. -- As a nearly two-month shelter-in-place order starts to lift, Kansas Citians are beginning to venture out again. As a community with multiple states, counties and municipalities, we know that we have to create a single source of public information about how to reopen the city amid a still clear and present risk from COVID-19.