Jackson County issued a Stay-At-Home Executive Order requiring residents to stay at home except to obtain or provide essential services. Effective 12:01 a.m., March 24 through April 24. Stay up to date on local information at cityofLS.net/coronavirus.

Local Preparation and Coordination

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.


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April 6, 2020

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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COVID-19 Information Resources

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DHSS COVID-19 Hotline 877.435.8411 for residents and providers.

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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.


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 hasissued 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.