Jackson County Phase 1 Recovery Plan
May 6, 2020
Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. today is announcing phase one guidelines of the Jackson County Recovery Plan, which begins May 11 in alignment with the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/KCK and Johnson County, KS. The Jackson County Health Department, under the leadership of Director Bridgette Shaffer, MPH, has prepared the phased-approach recovery plan that is focused on protecting the health and safety of residents, while beginning a safe and sensible path to economic recovery for all of Jackson County.
Phase 1 Recovery Plan: Updated Phase 1 Recovery Plan FAQs Amended Executive Order
Jackson County Stay-At-Home Order Adjusted
May 1, 2020
Jackson County adjusted the expiration date of the stay-at-home order (initially set to expire on May 15) to May 10 at midnight. Jackson County is currently formulating reopening guidelines. Learn More
Jackson County Stay-At-Home Order Extended
On April 16, Jackson County extended the Stay-At-Home Order through May 15 to slow the spread of COVID-19. The county's previous stay-at-home order was set to expire on April 24. Public health officials anticipate the peak number of cases to occur near the end of April. Extending the order past the peak date will further reduce transmission of the virus.
Like the previous order, the new order requires people to stay at home except for doing essential activities, such as grocery shopping. Non-essential businesses will remain closed. Learn More
Statewide "Stay Home Missouri" Order
On April 16, Governor Parson extended the "Stay Home Missouri" Order until May 3. All guidelines in the order will remain the same.
On April 3, 2020, Governor Parson issued a statewide "Stay Home Missouri" order that will go into effect on April 6 and will remain in effect until April 25, 2020. Among other guidelines, the order requires the following:
- Individuals currently residing within the state of Missouri shall avoid leaving their homes or places of residence.
- All individuals in the state of Missouri shall avoid social gatherings of more than ten (10) people.
- All public and charter schools must remain closed for the duration of the order.
- Any entity that does not employ individuals to perform essential worker functions, as set forth in guidance provided by the federal government, shall adhere to the limitations on social gatherings and social distancing.
- Any entity that employs individuals to perform essential worker functions, and that is engaged in retail sales to the public, shall limit the number of individuals in any particular retail location as follows:
- Twenty-five (25) percent or less of the entity’s authorized fire or building code occupancy, as set by local authorities, for a retail location with square footage of less than ten thousand square feet (10,000 ft²);
- Ten (10) percent or less of the entity’s authorized fire or building code occupancy, as set by local authorities, for a retail location with square footage of ten thousand square feet (10,000 ft²) or more.
Extension Press Release Stay Home Missouri Order FAQs & Guidance
Jackson County Stay-At-Home Order
The City is under a Stay-At-Home Executive Order issued by Jackson County. The order, effective March 24 through April 24, requires individuals to stay at home except to obtain or provide essential services. Essential activities are those essential to a person's health and safety, or to the health and safety of their family or household members (including pets). For example, to get food, care for a relative or friend, or get necessary health care. Learn more.
stay-at-home FAQs Executive Order
The City's Response
The City is working with our public health partners to give guidance and ensure we have best practices in place for the entire community.
On May 8, Mayor Baird issued a proclamation extending the City's state of emergency which was set to expire on May 15, through May 31.
On April 16, Mayor Baird issued a proclamation extending the City’s state of emergency through May 15 in response to COVID-19. The initial 30-day state of emergency declaration was set to expire April 16. Mayor Baird also issued a second proclamation to allow for the curbside sale of alcohol at certain businesses. This emergency order will be in effect through May 15.
On March 17, Mayor Bill Baird issued a proclamation declaring a state of emergency in response to COVID-19. This 30-day declaration will help expedite emergency response efforts, allow the City to quickly procure needed resources and alter policies and processes in order to protect public health and safety.
The City closed all facilities to public access effective March 24 and is encouraging the use of online resources available on the City's website. Parks and hiking trails remain open.