Leavenworth County issues stay at home order

Posted at 8:37 AM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 09:37:46-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Leavenworth County, Kansas, has issued a stay at home order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

The order goes into effect Tuesday and will last through April 23.

This comes in the wake of the major jurisdictions in the Kansas City metro area issuing an almost identical order on Saturday.

Under the stay at home order, Leavenworth County residents will only be permitted to leave their homes to conduct essential activities. Those include getting groceries, going to the doctor, filling prescriptions, exercising, caring for a family member or pet and to go to work at an essential business.

Businesses that are not classified as essential will shut down for the length of the order.

Essential businesses include healthcare, grocery and supply stores, government, social services, gas stations, banks, post offices, some contractors, educational institutions, laundromats and childcare.

Funerals, wakes and weddings are not considered essential.

Those who are out and about must follow social distancing guidelines laid out by the CDC.

You can read to full order online.