Jackson County's "Safer at Home" Recovery Plan which provides guidelines for reopening is now in effect. Stay up to date on the guidelines and local information at cityofLS.net/coronavirus.

Local Preparation and Coordination

Jackson County Health Order Updates  

The City of Lee's Summit is under Jackson County's Safer at Home Recovery Plan beginning Friday, November 20. 

Safer At home recovery plan   Revised health order  Recovery Plan FAQs  Face Mask Guidance

Missouri "Show Me Strong Recovery" Plan

Phase 2 of the recovery plan began on June 16, 2020

On May 4, Governor Parson unveiled "Show Me Strong Recovery," a plan to gradually reopen economic and social activity in Missouri with guidelines for citizens, communities and businesses. The plan has four guiding principles: 

  1. Expand testing capacity and volume in the state
  2. Expand reserves of PPE by opening public and private supply chains 
  3. Continue to monitor and, if necessary, expand hospital and health care system capacity
  4. Improve ability to predict potential outbreaks using Missouri's public health data

Show Me Strong Recovery Plan      FAQs & Guidance

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. The City of Lee's Summit falls under the jurisdiction of the Jackson County Health Department when it comes to matters of public health and follows the guidelines issued by Jackson County.

Proclamations issued by Mayor Baird 


Sept. 25, 2020

proclamation extending the City's state of emergency to January 31, 2021.

July 31, 2020

A proclamation extending the City's state of emergency to September 30.

June 29, 2020

proclamation extending the City's state of emergency to July 31.

May 29, 2020

A proclamation extending the City's state of emergency to June 30.

May 8, 2020

proclamation extending the City's state of emergency - set to expire on May 15 - through May 31.

April 16, 2020

proclamation extending the City’s state of emergency - set to expire on April 16 - through May 15.
proclamation to allow for the curbside sale of alcohol at certain businesses through May 15. 

March 17, 2020

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.


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COVID-19 Non-Compliance

Help limit the spread of COVID-19. If a business or organization is not following the Executive Order, please notify the Jackson County Health Department.

Call the Hotline 816.404.9883
Email: COVID19@tmcmed.org

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.

  • COVID-19 is the disease caused by the new coronavirus that emerged in China in December 2019. 
  • COVID-19 symptoms include cough, fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches, sore throat or unexplained loss of taste or smell. COVID-19 can be severe, and some cases have caused death.
  • The new coronavirus can be spread from person to person. It is diagnosed with a laboratory test.
  • There is no coronavirus vaccine yet. 

Current symptoms reported for patients with COVID-19 have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Read about COVID-19 Symptoms.

It is not certain how long the virus that causes COVID-19 survives on surfaces, but it seems to behave like other coronaviruses. Studies suggest that coronaviruses (including preliminary information on the COVID-19 virus) may persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days. This may vary under different conditions (e.g. type of surface, temperature or humidity of the environment).

If you think a surface may be infected, clean it with simple disinfectant to kill the virus and protect yourself and others. Clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or nose.


The Center for Disease Control now recommends that people without symptoms wear cloth masks in public to reduce the risk of asymptomatic spread. A reasonable position would be to encourage wearing masks while emphasizing that it's social distancing and not just the mask that prevents spread from person to person.

Yes. We have learned that 25 percent of people infected do not show symptoms and could be spreading the virus. This is why following the stay-at-home order is so important. 

There is currently no vaccine to prevent 2019-nCoV infection. The CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, such as novel coronavirus:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Practice social distancing - give 6 feet of space from others

Generally coronaviruses survive for shorter periods at higher temperatures and higher humidity than in cooler or dryer environments. However, we don’t have direct data for this virus, nor do we have direct data for a temperature-based cutoff for inactivation at this point. The necessary temperature would also be based on the materials of the surface, the environment, etc. Regardless of temperature please follow CDC’s guidance for cleaning and disinfection.

The United States Postal Service addressed question:

“The CDC, the World Health Organization, as well as the Surgeon General have indicated that there is currently no evidence that COVID-19 is being spread through the mail.

“Specifically, according to the World Health Organization, ‘the likelihood of an infected person contaminating commercial goods is low and the risk of catching the virus that causes COVID-19 from a package that has been moved, traveled, and been exposed to different conditions and temperature is also low.’”

But that doesn’t mean that social distancing rules should be ignored. The post office has modified its process with customer signatures during the pandemic:

“While maintaining a safe, appropriate distance, employees will request the customer’s first initial and last name so that the employee can enter the information on the electronic screen or hard copy items. ... For increased safety, employees will politely ask the customer to step back a safe distance or close the screen door/door so that they may leave the item in the mail receptacle or appropriate location by the customer door.”

Delivery services like UPS also have changed protocol:

“UPS’s Signature Required guidelines are temporarily being adjusted such that consignees will no longer need to sign for UPS Signature Required deliveries. Despite this adjusted process the driver will still need to make contact with the consignee. The consignee must, at the time of delivery, acknowledge that UPS is making a delivery and, if applicable, show government issued photo ID.”

Missouri has issued an extension for drivers whose licenses expire while declarations of emergency remain in place.

In Missouri, anyone whose license expires between March 1 and April 30 will have an automatic 60 day extension to complete the renewal process.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has established a new deadline for Real ID: Oct. 21, 2021.