Kansas City mayor backs off rule requiring churches record the names of churchgoers who entered the building and stayed for more than 10 minutes.

  • Kansas City mayor, Quinton Lucas’, executive order required churches, businesses, and other organizations deemed “nonessential” to record the names of persons who entered the bindings and stayed for longer than 10 minutes.
  • The rule was part of a “10-10-10” mandate which further stated churches could only open at 10% of their original capacity or 10 people, whichever was greater.
  • After receiving pushback on the order, Lucas revised it, removing the requirement that businesses supply the government with names and contact details for persons that stayed in church buildings longer than 10 minutes. Now the request is considered optional.
  • The amended rules states, “In the interest of public health and in order to avoid a COVID-19 outbreak in the community, those business operations should consider maintaining a record of customers on the premises. Any information collected under this subsection by the business operation or the Department of Public Health shall remain confidential to the extent allowed by law and be utilized only for public health purposes or to address public health concerns.”