Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s extension of the stay-at-home order for Kansas through midnight on May 3 gives Johnson County Government the time and ability to gather more data, maximize testing of various groups (random sampling of the general population, essential workers and residents of long-term care facilities) and collaborate with nearby Kansas counties and other metro jurisdictions.
The county will use that data and collaboration to help make the best decision for the county, during the week of April 27. Also during this time, the county will work towards the creation of a Johnson County Recovery Planning Committee to strategize and implement a phased approach to re-opening our economy at the conclusion of any stay-at-home order.
On Wednesday, April 15, the governor extended her statewide stay-at-home order. She issued the original stay-at-home order on March 28. Executive Order No. 20-16 went into effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 30.
The state has questions and answers to provide more clarity on its order. Businesses seeking exemption may be visit the Kansas Essential Functions Request site. Questions about the state’s stay-at-home order can be emailed to [email protected].