Statewide "Stay Home Missouri" Order
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.
Stay Home Missouri Order FAQs & Guidance
Jackson County Stay-At-Home Order
The City of Lee's Summit 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 of Lee’s Summit is closely monitoring the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, and working with our public health partners at the Jackson County Health Department, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to give guidance and ensure we have best practices in place for the entire community.
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.
Practice Social Distancing to Help Reduce the Spread
The Jackson County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend social distancing. Social distancing is taking actions to reduce face-to-face contact and giving six feet of space between others.