Mayor Lucas has announced a new 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. These businesses will be required to follow the 10/10/10 rule.

This rule specifies that these 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 premises for more than 10 minutes.

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.