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Opinion: It’s time for UMKC to mandate masks or vaccinations

Opinion: It’s time for UMKC to mandate masks or vaccinations

Lawrence Brooks IV
February 17, 2022

UMKC is off to a dreadful start of the semester when it comes to containing the highly transmissible Omicron variant.  The World Health Organization first received reports of Omicron in South Africa in Nov. 2021, and it arrived in America on approximately Dec. 1. Since...

The recent seven-day average is the highest of the school year. (UMKC)

UMKC sees record number of daily COVID cases

Caleb Wilson
January 25, 2022

The university reported 29 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, setting a new single-day record for positive cases on campus.  UMKC’s previous record didn’t last long, having been set only three days prior on Friday, Jan. 21, with 19 new cases. With a total of 71 cases...

Opinion: Rae’s Café and the contagious threat it poses to KC

Opinion: Rae’s Café and the contagious threat it poses to KC

Cristian Martinez
September 30, 2021

As a “cheesemonger” for the Better Cheddar, a local cheese shop on the Country Club Plaza, getting to meet customers is a staple of my position. During a normal work day, about one of every three customers break the store’s mask policy — these are often the usual suspects...

University of Missouri Board of Curators extends indoor mask mandate

University of Missouri Board of Curators extends indoor mask mandate

Yusra Azzeh
September 28, 2021

Earlier this month, the University of Missouri Board of Curators voted to extend the campus mask mandate until Oct. 15. Upon the new expiration date, the board will meet again to discuss whether another extension is necessary.   Mun Y. Choi, the president of the...

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