The Unified Government is Re-opening Recycling & Yard Waste Center

Closed since late March 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19 in Wyandotte County, the Unified Government’s Recycling and Yard Waste Center will re-open to the public every other Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning July 10. Wyandotte County residents will need to show proof of residency, such as a BPU bill.

Here are the center’s open dates through the end of 2020.

July 10, 11, 24, 25

August 7, 8, 21, 22

September 4, 5, 18, 19

October 2, 3, 16, 17, 30, 31

November 13, 14

Residents are required to wear masks or face coverings and practice social distancing while at the Center until otherwise directed by the Unified Government’s Public Health Department.

KCMO Health Department Announces Free COVID-19 Testing For Restaurant Employees

Restaurant employees in Kansas City are receiving an advanced invitation for COVID-19 testing at no cost during a three-day testing event organized just for them. Staff from the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services will be at the Homefield Sports Facility, 5300 Bannister Rd., from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., July 13-15 to administer up to 2,000 COVID-19 tests.

Appointments are required. Restaurant employees who live in Missouri can secure an appointment by registering online or by calling 877-435-8411. Any extra appointment times will be opened to others outside the restaurant industry.

Non-Violent Charges Dismissed Against Protestors

The Kansas City Prosecutor has dismissed 202 charges against people who were cited by KC Police for non-violent offenses during recent demonstrations.

The dismissals were made possible following action by the City Council, which approved Ordinance #200415 on June 18, 2020. The ordinance called for the dismissal of seven types of charges, for citations issued by police May 29 through June 2, in specific areas of the city, if the charges were not linked to violent acts.

The City Prosecutor’s Office reviewed more than 1,700 citations to determine which charges met the ordinance’s criteria. Individuals whose charges have been dismissed will receive a letter from Municipal Court. “The ordinance necessitated an additional review of every citation captured by the new law, which we completed during the 10 days between when the ordinance passed Council and when it became effective.”

Individuals who posted a cash bond will receive a refund check from the city within 10-14 business days of disposition of the case. Those who used a bonding company should contact their bonding company for information.

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