County issues non-compliance order to Bass Pro Shops

Posted at 5:20 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 19:08:24-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Jackson County Health Department is threatening to bring in law enforcement if the Bass Pro Shops location in Independence doesn’t close.

A spokesperson said the county had issued a letter of non-compliance to the store, located at 18001 Bass Pro Drive in Independence, on Monday.

If the store remains open this week, the spokesperson said law enforcement would be notified.

The closure would be in effect through at least April 24, coinciding with the metro’s stay-at-home order.

Bass Pro Shops said in a statement to 41 Action News late Monday that it has not received "formal communication from Jackson County public health officials on which to act upon."

"We are committed to complying fully with all laws and regulations with respect to operations, and we are working diligently to fully understand local guidance, which currently varies everywhere we operate," Bass Pro Shops said in the statement.

The company said it has implemented a number of measures in response to COVID-19, including same day in-store pickup; reduced hours and limited access to 50 customers at a time; and giving employees the option to stay home.