REOPENING GUIDELINES FOR KANSAS CITY, MO BUSINESSES
June 29, 2020 Update
The latest KCMO emergency order took effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2020, and will remain in effect until at least 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, July 12, 2020. The new order requires all Kansas Citians to wear a face-covering or mask while indoors in an area of public accommodation. While not required, all Kansas Citians are strongly encouraged to wear masks outdoors in any situation where they are unable to maintain six feet of social distance from others.
The order will be evaluated on an ongoing basis and may be modified as circumstances change, based on guidance from public health officials and other medical experts.
More info>> Kansas City, Missouri – Reopening FAQ
April 30, 2020 Update
Mayor Lucas recently announced an emergency order that allows most non-essential businesses in Kansas City, Missouri to resume in-person operations beginning at 12:01 AM on Wednesday, May 6th. Businesses will be required to follow the 10/10/10 rule, which specifies businesses must limit the number of customers allowed to no more than 10 percent of building occupancy or 10 people, whichever is larger. They must also record the names, contact information, and approximate entry/exit time of all customers who are on the premises for more than 10 minutes.
Decisions about re-opening are up to individual business operators, and the City cannot compel any business to reopen. Business operators are welcome to impose additional regulations to keep employees and staff safe, such as requiring customers to wear masks or limiting the number of individuals allowed in an establishment.
Religious gatherings (including weddings and funerals) of 10 people inside and 50 people outside can resume, provided that social distancing is maintained and event organizers record the names and contact information of all attendees.
There are several types of businesses that must remain closed until May 15th, including gyms, museums, bars, in-person restaurant dining, dog parks, playgrounds, and public access to government buildings and community centers. These guidelines only apply to businesses located in Kansas City, Missouri. Please visit KC, MO’s FAQ page for more information.
Take Advantage of the Safe Return KC Guide
Several reputable organizations in Kansas City partnered to create a Guide for Businesses as they prepare to re-open workplaces. Public health, needs of their workforce, stakeholders, customers, and community were all considered. This guide provides a phased approach to workplace re-entry, addressing key considerations for your organization’s workforce, workspace, and operations. You can use this guide in its entirety or adopt elements to create a tailored re-entry plan that best fits the needs of your organization.
The #SafeReturnKC Guide should be used along with guidance from state and local public health departments, local jurisdiction recovery plans, CDC recommendations, OSHA guidelines, EEOC rules and regulations, trade association guidance as well as all other laws applicable to your workplace to re-open after stay-at-home orders are lifted.