STATEMENT FROM MAYOR JONES MARCH 20, 2020
"This afternoon, Jackson County announced its first death related to COVID-19. Jackson County Health Department identified her as a woman in her 80s from eastern Jackson County. She had not traveled.
Her death is saddening and also eye-opening. This much is now clear: the virus is here and it’s on each of us to accept our role and responsibility to protect ourselves, our families, loved ones, community and region.
As a safety measure, Missouri Governor Mike Parson has ordered a statewide limit to groups of ten. Grandview has been practicing this since Monday, March 16 when ordered by Jackson County and I appreciate everyone’s cooperation. I see you supporting our local restaurants by ordering takeout and delivery. I know our churches and other religious houses are exceptions to this order, but I again ask faith leaders to consider other ways to reach members.
During these times, disinformation can run rampant. It's important to get your updates from reliable sources. In response, we will post frequent updates on how COVID-19 is affecting our community at www.grandview.org/covid19. You can also find the best steps to take for protection: wash your hands often, stay at least 6-feet away from people, and don’t touch your face.
Lastly, let’s remember to check on our neighbors. Uncertainty can be unsettling, but We Are Grandview and we will get through this together."
--MAYOR LEONARD D. JONES, JR.