FOR RELEASE June 29, 2020
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MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2020 - KANSAS CITY, MO. – As Kansas Citians throughout the metro area prepare to celebrate the 4th of July weekend, the community leaders at Comeback KC are offering common sense guidelines to prevent the spread COVID-19.
Based on the organization’s Safer Socializing campaign, these tips reduce the risk of virus transmission while still allowing for in-person socializing. The goal is to help area residents keep themselves and their friends and family safe. The guidelines include:
“We know Kansas Citians are eager to celebrate over the long weekend,” Tyler Nottberg, Chairman/CEO at US Engineering Co. and one of the leaders of Comeback KC said. “It’s important for everyone to follow these easy, practical guidelines so we can avoid large scale outbreaks and super-spreader events in our community.”
"Right now, there's no such thing as totally safe socializing,” said to Dr. Allen Greiner, a physician and population health expert at The University of Kansas Health System and advisor to Comeback KC. “But we can practice safer socializing to make celebrating the 4th of July as safe as possible."
The group recommends Kansas Citians consider the following guidelines when deciding how to celebrate the holiday:
Comeback KC has provided a number of tools to the public over the past few weeks, including a guide forSafer Socializing, a comprehensive online listing oftesting sites, the “KC Guide to COVID-19 Comeback,” and an Instagram story filter to promote wearing masks.
Comeback KC (www.comebackkc.com) is a public/private partnership supporting a unified strategy for the entire Kansas City region to make a sustainable comeback from COVID-19.