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Mayor Stielow To Issue a ‘Stay at Home’ Order

Mayor Stielow To Issue a ‘Stay at Home’ Order
Posted on 03/22/2020
Mayor Stielow To Issue a ‘Stay at Home’ Order

In response to the global Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Mayor Stielow and will issue a “Stay at Home” Order within the next few hours.  This order will closely match the ‘Stay at Home’ Order issued by the City of Kansas City yesterday afternoon.  Mayor Stielow’s Order will be posted as soon as it has been signed by the Mayor.

The North Kansas City Order will require citizens to stay at home except for “essential activities” as our community continues working to slow the spread of COVID-19.  Grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, and healthcare facilities will remain open. This order will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, March 24 and remain in effect until Friday, April 24 unless and until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing.

For purposes of this order, permissible “essential activities” will mean:
To engage in activities or perform tasks essential to their health and safety, or to the health and safety of their family and close personal acquaintances, such as, by way of example only and without limitation, obtaining medical supplies or medication, visiting a health care professional, or obtaining supplies they need to work from home;
To obtain necessary services or supplies for themselves and their family or household members, or close personal acquaintances, or to deliver those services or supplies to others, such as, by way of example only and without limitation, canned food, dry goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, pet supply, fresh meats, fish, and poultry, and any other household consumer products, and products necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences;
To assist in the preparation of food and drink for delivery and carry out, or to pick up food or drink for carry out.
To engage in outdoor activity, provided the individuals comply with Social Distancing Requirements as defined in this Section, such as, by way of example and without limitation, walking, biking, hiking, or running;
To perform work providing essential products and services at an Essential Business or to otherwise carry out activities specifically permitted in this Order; and
To care for a family member, close personal acquaintance, or pet in another household;

Additional information includes:
“Essential activities” do not include weddings, funerals, wakes, memorial services, or similar gatherings.
Restaurants, bars, taverns, and clubs can continue to serve customers via drive-thru, curbside or delivery.  To find a list of NKC restaurants with these options, visit www.nkcgo.com.
This Order does not:
o Apply to government, healthcare or essential private business operations.
o Impact trash, recycling or yard waste schedules.
o Prohibit people from outdoor activities or recreational activities.  This includes walking, bike riding, doing yardwork/gardening, playing outdoors or visiting public parks.  Please practice social distancing practices while conducting outdoor activities, including visiting parks and walking trails.  City playgrounds, tennis/pickleball and handball courts are closed to the public.  Waggin' Trail Dog Park is also closed to the public.

This ‘Stay at Home’ order is in addition to the Proclamation issued by Mayor Stielow prohibiting all group activities of any gathering of 10 or more people in any restaurant, tavern, bar, professional, social, cultural, entertainment, or other special events where people are not separated by at least six feet in North Kansas City.  

North Kansas City residents, businesses and visitors are encouraged to signing up for text updates via the City’s TextCaster system at www.nkc.org/departments/administration/subscribe.  For more information, visit www.nkc.org/coronavirus.  If you have any questions or concerns about City Services during the COVID-19 event, please send an email to city@nkc.org.

If you are feeling sick and have reason to believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, please call your health care provider for instructions.  Do not go to the emergency room or the health department for testing.  The Clay County Health Center is providing up-to-date information on their website at https://www.clayhealth.com/279/COVID-19-2019-Novel-Coronavirus.    

More questions about COVID-19? Call the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) hotline at 877-435-8411. The hotline is being operated by medical professionals and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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