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Community, COVID-19, Health, Safety

County Health Order

Posted by Bonnie Limbird

From Johnson County, Kansas via City of Prairie Village:

Johnson County, including Prairie Village, will be under new countywide COVID-19 restrictions beginning Monday, November 16. After nearly six hours of discussion about the high levels of virus transmission in the community and the impact on schools and hospitals, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners, sitting as the Board of Public Health, issued an emergency public health order to slow the spread of the virus. The order is available at this link.

A few key points from the health order are:

  • 6 feet of physical distance must be maintained between individuals who do not reside together.
  • Gatherings are limited to 50 people or 50% capacity, whichever is less.
  • All restaurants plus bars, night clubs, or other businesses licensed to sell alcohol must close by 12 a.m. (midnight). Takeout can continue.
  • Nail salons, barber shops, hair salons, tattoo parlors, dentists and other personal services must be by appointment only with online or text message check-in.
  • Fairs, festivals, carnivals, parades, and other similar events cannot occur.
  • Fitness centers and health clubs must close locker rooms.
  • Recreational and youth sports practices and events must be limited to a maximum of 2 attendees per participant.
  • Masks are still required in all public spaces.

 View the full order for all of the details, including exemptions

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Stay Safe. Stay Home. Stay Healthy.

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