Executive Orders - Kansas Governor's Office
- 20-03 Extending States of Local Disaster Emergency
- 20-04 Temporary Ban on Mass Gatherings of 50+ People
- 20-05 Temporary Prohibition on Utility Disconnects
- 20-07 Temporarily Closing K-12 Schools
Council meeings and small City meetings and events will continue as scheduled while also implementing social distancing techniques to prevent spreading germs. City officials are reviewing public health official guidelines, internal organizational policies and continuity of operations plans to determine the most appropriate actions regarding city services. The city will notify the community of any modifications or changes to city services on the city's website and Facebook pages.
STOP THE SPREAD
Individuals are encouraged to take precautions to avoid the spread of infection, such as washing hands frequently, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home if you have symptoms of illness. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends older adults and those with compromised immune systems or serious underlying health conditions take extra precautions. Here are some other guidelines:
Stay home if you have symptoms of acute respiratory illness (e.g. cough, shortness of breath) or a fever (100.4 or higher on an oral thermometer) or signs of a fever.
Stay home until you’re fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medicines.
Immediately leave your workplace if you begin to have acute respiratory illness symptoms (i.e. cough, shortness of breath).
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing (or an elbow or shoulder if no tissue is available).
Wash your hands often (especially before eating) with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60-95% alcohol.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Greet people without touching.
Put a plan together for what you will do if you or a family member who is at high risk becomes sick.
LARGE MEETINGS / PUBLIC GATHERINGS
At this time, the city is following guidance from the Center's for Disease Control (CDC) and canceling city events with large numbers of people. Two events have been canceled so far, including the Bugs Bunny Club and the Skatepark Design Public Workshop. Additional cancellations will be noted on the city web calendar and Facebook pages.
Effective 3-17-2020, Governor Laura Kelly issued Executive Order 20-04 temporarily banning mass gatherings of 50 or more people. This is a wide ranging order effecting all types of businesses and facilities including churches, community centers, restaurants etc.