Reopening Phase 1

Began May 4, 2020, as directed by State of Kansas Executive Order 20-29.

Prerequisites for Advancing to Phase 1

  1. State of Kansas removes "Safer at Home" order.

  2. Local indicators do not show an exponential increase in positive, seriously-ill patients.

  3. Sufficient testing capability exists in the community.

  4. Sufficient personal protective equipment, or PPE, is available in the community.

  5. Local health care system can cope with a potential increase in COVID-19 patients.

  6. Public health system can promptly identify and isolate infected individuals and identify and quarantine their contacts.

Criteria in Phase 1

Strict social distancing in effect
  • Countywide "Restricted Activities" orders are in effect.

  • Strict social distancing measures are in effect.

    • Maintaining at least six-foot social distancing from every other person present at a location.

    • Washing hands with soap and water for at least twenty seconds as frequently as possible, or using hand sanitizer.

    • Covering coughs or sneezes — cough into the sleeve or elbow, not into the hands.

    • Regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces.

    • Avoid shaking hands.
Mass gatherings are limited to 10 or fewer individuals
  • Mass gatherings are limited to 10 or fewer individuals.

  • High-risk individuals restrict activities as much as possible.

  • Individuals are encouraged to wear face masks when social distancing is not possible.

Employees are encouraged to work remotely as much as possible
  • Employees are encouraged to work remotely as much as possible.

  • Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 must remain in isolation for at least 10 days from symptom onset or until free from fever for 72 hours, whichever is longer — or follow current public health officer's guidance.

  • Individuals awaiting test results must remain in isolation.

  • Individuals who have close contact with confirmed cases must self-quarantine for 10 days without symptoms.