Jackson County's Phase 2.5 Recovery Plan which provides guidelines for reopening is now in effect. Stay up to date on Phase 2.5 guidelines and local information at cityofLS.net/coronavirus.

COVID-19 News From the City

April 16 
Lee’s Summit Mayor Bill Baird Extends COVID-19 State of Emergency
Lee’s Summit Mayor Bill Baird has 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. The declaration allows the City to expedite emergency response efforts, quickly procure needed resources and alter policies and processes in order to protect public health and safety. Read More>>

Apr 16
Jackson County Executive extends stay-at-home order
Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. – in consultation with County Health Department Director Bridgette Shaffer, MPH and County Administrator Troy Schulte – is extending the County’s stay-at-home order through May 15, 2020 to further slow the spread COVID-19. Read More>>

March 22
Jackson County Stay-At-Home Order


Jackson County Issues Stay-At-Home Order Effective March 24
Based on the urgency of the COVID-19 public health emergency, Jackson County has issued a stay-at-home order effective 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, March 24. The order is necessary to slow the rapid progression of COVID-19 to the maximum extent possible. It will stay in effect through April 24 and may be extended based on recommendations from public health officials.

All individuals currently living within Jackson County are ordered to stay at home at their place of residence, except to obtain or provide essential services.Read More>>


Jackson County to Issue Stay-At-Home Order to Prevent Spread of COVID-19​
Based on the urgency of the COVID-19 public health emergency, it is our understanding that Jackson County will issue a stay-at-home order effective 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, March 24. The order is necessary to slow the rapid progression of COVID-19 to the maximum extent possible. It will stay in effect for 30 days and may be extended based on recommendations from public health officials. Read More >


City of Lee’s Summit Limits Access to City Facilities
City of Lee’s Summit facilities will be closed to the public, with the exception of City Hall, which has limited public access. During this time, the City encourages the use of resources available online or by phone. These measures are being taken to protect the health of employees and the community by preventing the spread of COVID-19.Read More >


Lee's Summit Mayor Bill Baird Declares State of Emergency
Mayor Bill Baird has issued a proclamation declaring a state of emergency in Lee’s Summit 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. Read More >


The City of Lee's Summit Follows Jackson County Directives Concerning COVID-19
The City of Lee’s Summit will abide by the directives issued by Jackson County during this public health emergency. The Jackson County Health Department is the authority having jurisdiction with regard to public health, including the City of Lee’s Summit. Jackson County further amended its executive order March 16 with the following requirements: Read More > 



Lee's Summit Updates COVID-19 Community Guidelines
In accordance with Jackson County’s amended emergency declaration, and consistent with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance, Lee’s Summit is amending its community advisory to prohibit large group events or mass gatherings of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks. This includes conferences, festivals, parades, weddings, sporting events and worship services, but does not apply to the day-to-day operations of organizations such as schools, educational institutions and businesses. Read More >


March 14
City of Lee's Summit Announces COVID-19 Community Guidelines
In response to COVID-19 concerns, the City is taking additional steps to ensure the health of our community and the continuity of City services. On March 13, Jackson County amended their COVID-19 State of Emergency to limit public gatherings to no more than 250 persons. This includes the City of Lee’s Summit. The City is further encouraging residents to refrain from public gatherings, regardless of the number in attendance. Read More >

March 14
Lee's Summit Parks and Recreation Issues Closing and Cancellations
Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation (LSPR) is closing all community centers effective March 16 through March 27, due to social distancing recommendations from public health experts surrounding COVID-19. This closure includes Lea McKeighan North/Summit Ice. Facility rentals and activities at these locations have been canceled. Shelter rentals have also been canceled. Read More >


March 13, 2020
Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
At this time all recreational programming, activities, leagues, events, childcare and rentals are postponed until further notice effective Saturday, March 14, 2020. This includes all adult and youth activities, fitness classes and paid programming. LSPR facilities and community centers will remain open for the time being, however, as this is a fluid situation, conditions may change. LSPR will provide additional information as it becomes available. Read More >


March 12, 2020
Mayor Baird Issues Community Advisory on COVID-19
The City of Lee’s Summit is advising community members and businesses to take certain precautions to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19. This advice includes the postponement or cancellation of events with more than 1,000 persons in attendance for the next 30 days. Organizers of small events are encouraged to take measures to help prevent the spread of the virus. Read More >

March 12, 2020
Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
The health and safety of our patrons and employees is paramount at Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation (LSPR). Information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has raised concerns, and LSPR continues to be in communication with and receives guidance from the City of Lee’s Summit, Jackson County Health Department and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). At this time, all facilities and programming are in operation and will continue as scheduled, however adjustments may be made as deemed necessary in the future. Read More >

Mayor Baird Addresses the Importance of Reopening Guidelines

May 1, 2020

Video Transcript


Mayor Baird Discusses the Stay-At-Home Extension

April 16, 2020


A Message From Mayor Baird

April 6, 2020


March 30, 2020