Kansas City Metropolitan Area Reopening Plans

**Updated May 15, 2020 - This information will be updated as new information becomes available. 

All Reopening Plans refer to the CDC Reopening Guidance for best practices.


Missouri:

Real estate and home construction not specifically mentioned, but still essential per Stay orders

Show-Me Strong Recovery Order Guidelines for Business:

  • Prepare to implement basic infection prevention measures informed by industry best practices, regarding:
  • Protective equipment;
  • Temperature checks;
  • Testing, isolating, and contact tracing; and
  • Sanitation, including disinfection of common and high-traffic areas (entrances, break rooms, locations where there is high-frequency employee interaction with the public/customers).
  • Modify physical work spaces to maximize social distancing.
  • Minimize business travel.
  • Develop an infectious disease preparedness and response plan, including policies and procedures for workforce contact tracing when an employee tests positive for COVID-19.
  • Monitor workforce for indicative symptoms. Do not allow symptomatic people to physically return to work until cleared by a medical provider.
  • Develop, implement, and communicate about workplace flexibilities and protections, including:
  • Encouraging telework whenever possible and feasible with business operations;
  • Returning to work in phases and/or split shifts, if possible;
  • Limiting access to common areas where personnel are likely to congregate and interact;
  • Ensuring that sick leave policies are flexible and consistent with public health guidance.

Order in effect May 4 through May 31, will be re-evaluated before it expires, and may be further restricted, less restricted, or extended in the current form.


Kansas City, MO (ONLY):

10-10-10 Rule- businesses must limit the number of customers allowed to no more than 10% of building occupancy or 10 people (whichever is larger), and record the names, contact information, and approximate entry/exit time of all customers who are on premises for more than 10 minutes (retain records for 30 days).

Real estate and home construction not specifically mentioned, but still essential per Stay orders

May 6: 

  • Non-essential businesses without customers can open, employees encouraged to work from home if possible, social distancing required Groups of 10 indoor and 50 outdoor allowed with social distancing.
  • Non-essential businesses with customers can open, following 10-10-10 rule.
  • Employees of non-essential businesses can choose not to report to work until May 15

May 15: 

  • Gyms, museums, bars, in-person restaurant dining, dog parks, playgrounds, movie theaters,and public access to government buildings and community centers subject to 10-10-10 rule.

Requirements to move to next phase: Policies evaluated and subject to change on an ongoing basis based on recommendations from Kansas City, MO Health Dept.


Clay County:

Real estate and home construction not specifically mentioned, but still essential per Stay orders

Four Phase Recovery Plan

May 4: Phase 2 begins:

Step 1: Reopen businesses and organizations with occupancy limitations, no mass gatherings (businesses reopen provided employees maintain Social Distancing Requirements and wear protective face coverings. Businesses must encourage working from home as much as possible)

Step 2: Reduce limitations for businesses and organizations, reintroduce limited mass gatherings (All businesses and organizations must continue to apply physical distancing strategies in all facilities. Face masks are to be used by employees. When possible, operations should be conducted remotely.)

Step 3: Remove limitations for business, maintain limited mass gatherings, reopen schools (Businesses must continue to apply physical distancing strategies in all facilities whenever possible. All occupancy restrictions for businesses are removed. When possible, business operations should be conducted remotely.)

Step 4: Expand mass gatherings (Businesses must continue to apply physical distancing strategies in all facilities. All occupancy restrictions for businesses are removed. When possible, business operations should be conducted remotely)

Requirements to Move to Next Phase:

  • Sustained reduction in cases for at least 14 days 
  • Hospitals are able to treat all patients with COVID-19 without crisis standards of care
  • All symptomatic people can be tested
  • Public health can maintain active case and contact isolation and monitoring

Order in effect May 4 through May 31, may be extended or revised.


Platte County: (Updated 5/7)

Real estate and home construction not specifically mentioned, but still essential per Stay orders

Four Phase Recovery Plan

May 4: 

  • All establishments shall create a safety plan to meet the Social Distancing Requirements.
  • Essential and non-essential businesses and organizations are encouraged to post their written safety plan at or near the front door or front entranceway of their location to provide notice to the public, their customers and clients of said safety plan.
  • Gatherings over 10 people prohibited.
  • In the event contact tracing becomes necessary, all businesses and organizations must collect names and phone numbers of all persons, including clients, entering a facility.

Requirements to Move to Next Phase:

The Platte County Health Department will continue to review COVID-19 test results, case tracing and health facility readiness during the term of this Order and when making future determinations as to whether or not this specific restriction may be modified.

Phase begins on May 4, 2020 and currently ends on May 31, 2020.



Cass County:

Real estate and home construction essential per Stay orders

Adopted Missouri Show-Me Strong Recovery Order (see above)

Order in effect May 4 through May 31, may be extended or revised


Jackson County: (Updated 5/7)

Real estate 

  • Individual home showings are allowed by appointment.
  • No open houses should be offered.
  • All parties must wash or sanitize hands upon entering and exiting homes
  • All persons should wear masks at all times. Cleaning
  • Perform enhanced cleanings of all touched surfaces frequently throughout the day.

Four Phase Recovery Plan

May 11 - Phase 1:

Each facility (office) must complete and post (visible to customers and employees) a Social Distancing Protocol (template here) at each entrance by no later than 11:59 p.m. on May 10, 2020.

The Protocol must explain how the business is achieving the following, as applicable:

  • Limiting the number of people who can enter into the facility at any one time to ensure that people in the facility can easily maintain a minimum six-foot distance from one another
  • Where lines may form at a facility, marking six-foot increments at a minimum
  • Providing hand sanitizer, soap and water, or effective disinfectant at or near the entrance
  • Providing for contactless payment systems or, providing for disinfecting all payment portals, pens, and styluses after each use;
  • Regularly disinfecting other high-touch surfaces; and
  • Posting a sign at the entrance of the facility informing all employees and customers that they should; avoid entering the facility if they have a cough or fever; maintain a minimum six-foot distance from one another; sneeze and cough into one’s elbow; not shake hands or engage in any unnecessary physical contact.

In order to help educate employees and the public, workplaces should print and post the two safety signs that will be available at www.jacohd.org/coronavirus.

Requirements to Move to Next Phase:

  1. The number of new cases has declined for at least 14 days;
  2. Rapid diagnostic testing capacity is sufficient to test, at minimum, all people with COVID-19 symptoms, as well as close contacts and those in essential roles;
  3. The healthcare system is able to safely care for all patients, including having appropriate PPE for healthcare workers;
  4. There is sufficient public health capacity to conduct contact tracing for all new cases and their close contacts

Each phase will last a minimum of 14-days - consistent with the virus incubation period.


Ray County:

Real estate and home construction essential per Stay orders

Adopted Missouri Show-Me Strong Recovery Order (see above)

Order in effect May 4 thru May 31, may be extended or revised.


St Joseph/Buchanan County:

Real estate and home construction essential per Stay orders

May 4:  All businesses must comply with the following:

  • Restrict access to common areas.
  • Physically space employees, construct barriers between employees, or require employees to wear protective equipment (e.g. face coverings).
  • Perform temperature checks when groups of 10 or more employees gather in common spaces.
  • Require regular handwashing and disinfection of frequently touched surfaces.
  • Routinely disinfect common areas and high-traffic areas.
  • Limit employees’ business-related travel and follow CDC travel guidelines.
  • Continuously monitor for COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, or any other relevant symptoms per medical provider judgement) and require employees exhibiting symptoms to leave the premises.
  • Contact the City of St. Joseph Health Department immediately upon learning of exposure to someone with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.
  • Display informational postings (link here) issued by the city of St. Joseph.
  • Physically space employees in accordance with the requirements of the State order.

Businesses that allow customers to enter must comply with the following additional requirements: 

  • Station sanitization products at entryways. 
  • Post signage and mark floors to designate distances of at least six feet in areas where lines form. Prohibit customers from congregating or waiting inside or outside the business.
  • Space stationary customers at least six feet apart at all times.
  • Construct barriers between customers and employee workstations to limit exposure.
  • Restrict person-to-person contact.

Order in effect through May 31, it will be continually evaluated, may expire unless it is amended, extended, or withdrawn.


Kansas:

Real estate and home construction not specifically mentioned. 

Three Phase Recovery:

Phase One - Begins May 4, 2020

  • Mass gatherings of no more than 10 individuals allowed
  • Masks are strongly encouraged
  • Maintain 6 foot social distancing

Phase Two – Begins no earlier than May 18

  • Mass gatherings of no more than 30 individuals allowed
  • Masks are strongly encouraged
  • Maintain 6 foot social distancing

Phase Three – Begins no earlier than June 1

  • Mass gatherings of no more than 90 individuals allowed
  • Adhere to personal hygiene guidelines
  • Remain home if you are sick

Phase Out – Begins No Earlier than June 15, 2020

  • Maintain social distancing where applicable
  • Adhere to personal hygiene guidelines
  • Remain home if you feel sick

Employers:

Phase One - Telework is strongly encouraged when possible and any employee exhibiting symptoms should be required to stay home. Travel should be minimized, and nonessential avoided following KDHE travel and quarantine guidelines to high risk areas.

Phase Two – Same as Phase 1

Phase Three – Adhere to personal hygiene guidelines, remain home if you feel sick, on-site staffing is unrestricted and nonessential travel may resume.

Phase Out – Follow any additional guidelines for businesses and employees that is released and travel is unrestricted.

Any local government that decides to impose equal or more stringent restrictions during these phases is permitted to do so, except with regards to essential functions in Kansas Essential Functions Framework (KFEE).


Atchison County, KS: (Updated 5/7)

See Kansas plan above, implementation date 5/4/2020.


Franklin County, KS: (Updated 5/7)

See Kansas plan above, implementation date 5/4/2020.


Johnson County, KS:

See Kansas plan above, however, implementation date 5/11/2020.


Leavenworth County: (Updated 5/7)

See Kansas plan above, implementation date 5/4/2020.


Miami County, KS: (Updated 5/7)

See Kansas plan above, implementation date 5/4/2020.


Wyandotte County (Updated 5/7)

Real Estate: Deemed essential per stay orders.

Three Phase Recovery Plan

May 11: RED and YELLOW Zones (first 28 days at least, unless order changes)

  • Individual home showings are allowed by appointment.
  • No open houses should be offered
  • Wash or sanitize hands upon entering and exiting properties.
  • Provide hand sanitizer or soap and water for customers to wash or sanitize hands.
  • Masks should be worn by realtor and potential buyer.
  • Seller may impose requirements of the showing such as wearing booties, and gloves. Realtors and buyers must comply with sellers wishes when showing their home.

Green Zone-

  • Individual home showings are allowed by appointment.
  • Open houses should be limited to 25 people total or less.
  • Maintain 6-foot distancing from others at all times.
  • Wash or sanitize hands upon entering and exiting properties.
  • Provide hand sanitizer or soap and water for customers to wash or sanitize hands.
  • Masks should be worn by Realtor and potential buyer when possible.
  • Seller may impose requirements of the showing such as wearing booties, and gloves –Realtors and buyers must comply with sellers wishes when showing their home.
  • Realtor must require sign-in during open houses should a COVID-19 case need to be traced back to the showing.

Move to Next Phase: The shift from zones will be determined by the health department based on testing criteria, including:

1.The number of hospitalizations AND deaths in Wyandotte County and surrounding area

hospitals over a 14-day period AND the percentage positive rate of testing over a 14-day period (the incubation period of COVID-19).

2.Rapid diagnostic capacity to test all people with symptoms and their close contacts,

3. Healthcare facilities have capacity to care for all patients, with adequate PPE,

4. Capacity to contact trace all new cases and close contacts

Current Stay at Home Order Extended thru May 10th 

ReStart WYCO implemented May 11th