Joplin City Council will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday, June 24 to discuss an ordinance relating to citizens wearing face masks as appropriate during the coronavirus pandemic. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and be held in the Council Chambers on 5th floor of City Hall, 602 South Main.
The number of positive cases of COVID-19 have increased for Joplin as well as surrounding counties in the metro area. The past two weeks have seen case numbers double in Jasper and Newton Counties and large increases in southeast Kansas and northeast Oklahoma.
During the City’s weekly briefing for news media, Mayor Ryan Stanley announced the upcoming meeting. Noting the concern for these significant increases in Joplin and surrounding area, Stanley said the Council will discuss the possibility of a face mask ordinance for Joplin.
The agenda, including Council Bill No. 2020-003, can be found at http://www.joplinmo.org/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/2155?html=true .
The number of guests in the Council Chambers is limited to 43 in observance of the social distancing requirement of six feet apart.
The meeting will be televised live by KGCS-TV which can be seen over the air on channel 21 and on regional cable television systems. It can also be viewed on the City’s website at http://www.joplinmo.org/182/Video-Multimedia . KGCS operates as a service of the Department of Communication at Missouri Southern State University.