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Information Related to COVID-19
 
Posted on Thursday May 21, 2020
 
The Mission City Council has extended the emergency proclamation and appoved a resolution guiding the City's reopening plan.
 

JoCo Reopening GuidanceAt a Special City Council meeting on May 13, the City Council extended the emergency proclamation and approved a resolution guiding the reopening plan. You can read the City's phased plan hereMission COVID-19 Reopening Plan - Final Recommendations (pdf)
A detailed plan focused on the reopening of Mission's Parks and Recreation Facilities, and the Community Center is here. Parks and Recreation Reopening Plan (pdf).

The State of Kansas and Johnson County have issued plans for returning to normal activities following the stay-at-home orders. Check www.covid.ks.gov for the state's plan. Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas (Revised). For questions, call 1-866-534-3463.

Johnson County's Guidance Plan for a Reopened Economy is here.


Advance voting by mail applications to be mailed to all voters - Due to increased interest in voting by mail caused by concerns about COVID-19, the Johnson County Election Office will send advance voting by mail applications to every voter in the county in May.

The mailing will include two applications, one each for the August and November elections. Instructions will be included for completing and returning the applications to the Election Office.

Johnson County voters who return the advance voting by mail applications will be mailed ballots for the August 4 primary and November 3 general elections. Ballots will begin mailing three weeks before Election Day.

Commonly called “no-excuse” voting by mail, registered voters in Kansas can vote by mail for any reason in any election.

More information and updates on Election Office services affected by COVID-19 are available at jocoelection.org/COVID-19.


Mission City Council Extends Emergency Proclamation through Stay At Home Orders - On April 15, 2020, the Mission City Council extended the Emergency Proclamation, extending the closure of City facilities to the public through May 15 and suspends government functions that include gatherings of 10 people or more through May 15. The Proclamation also addresses City employee compensation through that period. The previous version of the proclamation had included the closures through April 24. Read the full proclamation here. (Pdf)
State of Kansas Stay at Home order Extends through May 3, 2020 - On April 15, 2020, Governor Laura Kelly announced the extension of the statewide Stay at Home order through midnight, May 3, 2020.
A general FAQ sheet on COVID-19 from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is available here. (PDF) The State's COVID-19 Resource Center is available online here, including instructions for businesses interested in whether they offer functions considered "essential" under the order. There is an online form, or emails may be sent to keff@ks.gov. General COVID-19 questions can be referred to the state hotline, 866-534-3463 (866-KDHEINF) Monday - Friday, 8 am-7 pm; Saturday, 10 am-2 pm; Sunday, 1-5 pm
Region Stay at Home Orders Announced through April 24, 2020* - The Core 4: Jackson County, Missouri; Johnson County, Kansas; Kansas City, Missouri; and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas announced a metro-wide stay at home order beginning Tuesday, March 24 for 30 days. You can read the full order from Johnson County here. *Kansas City, Missouri and Jackson County, Missouri extended their orders through May 15, 2020. Johnson County and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas have not yet extended their orders. The Kansas statewide order remains in effect through May 3, 2020.
Johnson County Department of Health and Environment COVID-19 Resources The County is maintaining a COVID-19 dashboard that includes information on testing results and known cases available here. Johnson County has established a hotline for COVID-19:

Johnson County Community Hotline

913-715-CV19 (2819)

7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday

Spanish language available through same number, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday Linea de acceso director de COVID-19 para la Comunidad del Condado de Johnson. Estamos aqui para ayudarle con sus preguntas sobre coronavirus (COVID-19). La line directa incluye un equipo de expertos de salud - incluyendo las enfermeras del departamentio de salud y medio ambiente y las enfermeras del los distrito escolares del area. Llamenos al 913-715-CV19.

 

You can also sign up to receive daily updates from the County on new developments related to the coronavirus outbreak: https://jocogov.org/subscriber-portal For questions relate to the County Stay at Home Order, the Johnson County Call Center at 913-715-5000 is available Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


Mission's Community Resources page is available here. Visit this link for information on housing, food assistance and other resources.

  • In case of emergency, please call 911.
  • For non-emergency calls, contact dispatch at 913-782-0720.

Appropriate provisions are also being taken to protect the health and safety of our employee population.


Health Information for preventing the spread of COVID-19

For the latest about the COVID-19 virus, visit the following:

The CDC is now recommending that wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores, pharmacies), especially. For the latest guidance on this issue, please visit the CDC website here.  You may also find these tips for wearing a cloth mask helpful: 

  • Treat the mask as if it always has the virus.
  • Never touch the front of the mask and then touch your face.
  • If you do touch the front of the mask, clean your hands immediately with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol content).
  • Do not wear if the mask is damp or wet with spit or mucus.
  • Wash the mask daily at a minimum.



Background
On Friday, March 13, Mayor Ron Appletoft issued a Disaster Proclamation in an effort to ensure Mission is doing its part to assist in mitigating the potential for community spread of the COVID-19 virus. Among other things, this declaration closed City of Mission facilities to the general public including the Sylvester Powell, Jr. Community Center, Public Works Facility, City Hall, Municipal Court, and Police Department. These closures will be continually evaluated. Facilities will be staffed and we will continue normal operations as much as possible. City business should be conducted by phone or email. 

The CORE 4 partners of Jackson County, Missouri; Johnson County, Kansas; Kansas City, Missouri, and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas met March 16 and agreed to implement measures to close restaurants, bars, taverns, clubs and movie theaters in their jurisdictions as of 12:01 a.m. on March 17 for 15 days. Exceptions are delivery, pickup and drive-through service. The jurisdictions will revisit the decision on April 1 with an evaluation of conditions at that time. Each jurisdiction will implement the closures according to their statues and procedures.

All four jurisdictions also decided to ban public gatherings of more than 10 people effective March 17. Exceptions include governmental and judicial functions, healthcare facilities, private business operations, religious and faith-based activities, weddings and funerals. Read the full order.

Also March 16, Johnson County Government announced that Johnson County public health officer Dr. Joseph LeMaster has signed an order to close all schools in Johnson County through April 5 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Read the full order.

On Wednesday, March 18, the Mission City Council approved an amended emergency proclamation extending the closure of City facilities to the public through April 5 and proclaming that all governmental functions within the control of the City of Mission constituting a large public gathering defined as 10 or more people will be suspended or conducted remotely through Sunday, April 5. All judicial functions, including Mission Municipal Court, will be postponed until Tuesday, May 12 and the City of Mission will support and abide the March 16, 2020 Emergency Orders of the Johnson County Health Office related to large public gatherings and operations of restauarants, bars, taverns, clubs and movie theaters, and school closures. These proclamations will be re-evaluated and may be rescinded or amended.
The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners autorized the following COVID-19 mitigation efforts on March 19:
  • State of Local Disaster Emergency Order made on March 13, extended for 60 days.
  • All previous and current Johnson County emergency health orders ratified.
  • Board of Public Health (BOCC) issued an emergency public health order to update Dr. LeMasters's March 16 order that prohibited public gatherings of more than 10 until 11:59 p.m. on April 2. The new order removes an earlier exemption of religious and faith-based activites, weddings, and funerals. Government and judicial functions, healthcare facilities and private businesses reamin exempt from order.

On March 28, 2020, Governor Kelly issued a statewide Stay Home order. The new statewide order goes into effect on March 30, 2020 and ends on April 19, 2020 unless amended, rescinded, or extended. You can read the full order No. 20-16. here. *On April 15, the Governor extended the order through May 3, 2020. On April 1, 2020, the Mission City Council approved an amended Emergency Proclamation extending the closure of City facilities to the public through April 24 and suspends government functions that include gatherings of 10 people or more through April 24, and also addresses City employee compensation through that period. The proclamation states that City will abide by, support and enforce the statewide stay-home order through its term ending April 19, and the Johnson County Public Health Official's Order that expires April 24, 2020. On May 13, 2020, the Mission City Council approved an extension to the amended Emergency Proclamation through and including July 15, 2020. They also approved a resolution guiding the reopening of City facilities, programs and services. The meeting packet is available here.

 
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