THE PHASE OUT & PLAN TO REOPEN KANSAS!!

By William

MCPHERSON – Effective May 27th, 2020 at 12:01 a.m., the McPherson County Local Health Officer will be recommending that residents of McPherson County follow the guidelines listed below, some of which are set forth in Ad Astra:

  • A Plan to Reopen Kansas and other relevant national and state-level guidance.

Disease spread, hospitalization rates, death rates and the ability to contact trace will be evaluated before recommending McPherson County moves to the next phase. Please be aware if local hospitals begin to be overwhelmed with COVID-19 related patients, the Local Health Officer will implement restrictive orders to support our healthcare infrastructure.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) travel-related quarantine mandate is still in effect and is mandated by McPherson County Health Department as well.

An updated travel-related quarantine list can be found within the latest Case Update for McPherson County at www.mcphersoncountyks.us or by checking the KDHE webpage at www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov.

Questions can be submitted to McPherson County Health Department at 620-241-1753 or at machd@mcphersoncountyks.us.

That said – here is what happens when and if we get to the PHASE OUT which begins no earlier than June 22, 2020:

THE PHASE OUT WILL BEGIN NO EARLIER THAN JUNE 22, 2020!

GATHERINGS:

  • Maintain social distance where applicable.

INDIVIDUALS:

  • Adhere to personal hygiene guidelines and remain home if ill.

EMPLOYERS:

  • Follow any sector specific guidelines that may be released.

TRAVEL:

  • UNRESTRICTED!

EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES:

  • Unrestricted unless sector specific guidelines are released.

ACTIVITIES & VENUES:

  • Long-term care and healthcare facilities should follow the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
  • Guidelines for activities and venues such as contact and non-contact sports, outdoor sports courts, playgrounds, outdoor pools, splash pads, museums, farmers markets, community gardens, outdoor restrooms, senior centers, gyms, fitness centers, indoor and outdoor pools, locker rooms/showers, meeting rooms, and golf, can be found on the Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA) website found at https://krpa.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/2020/KRPA%20Support%20Guidelines%205.21.20.pdf.
  • Recommendations given by the McPherson County Health Department will align with the KRPA guidelines.
  • Businesses, activities and venues shall follow the mandate from their licensor.

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