Emergency Order & Recovery Guidance

Throughout this COVID-19 pandemic, it is incredibly important that every individual and business remember these four Recovery Essentials that will help prevent the spread of disease and protect our community:

  1. High-risk persons should continue to stay home except for essential activities. Anyone who is sick should also stay at home.
  2. Wear a face mask/covering when interacting with others outside your home.
  3. Always maintain physical distancing (six feet) from anyone you do not live with.
  4. Maintain the highest levels of cleaning and hygiene.
The goal is to not return to a stay-at-home order, however, if at any time COVID-19 disease rates demonstrate the need to return to those measures, the public health order will be amended.

Emergency Orders

For further information regarding Clay County mask requirements and FAQs, please visit our Face Masks and Coverings page.

Request Exemption for a Gathering of Over 10 People
Please use this form to apply for your event of over 10 people. BEFORE YOU BEGIN, please make sure your event does not already qualify for an exemption by reading the FAQs below. ALSO, any events that will take place within Kansas City city limits will need to request a waiver via the Kansas City Health Department instead.

Clay County Recovery Plan

 
The Clay County COVID-19 Recovery Plan was created to help guide businesses, organizations and individuals through this time. 

More of a visual person? Check out the Recovery Plan Infographic. Also available in a printable format. 

You can also get a better look at the Risk Assessment Tool included in the recovery plan that identifies ways for various sectors to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
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A Message from your Public Health Officials

Communication Toolkit

We encourage businesses and other organizations to use/print the following posters and other graphics to spread awareness about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

*These signs are printed and available for pick-up from Clay County Public Health Center, your local city hall (Liberty, Gladstone, NKC, Excelsior Springs) or chamber of commerce (Smithville, Kearney).

Make a Complaint


To report a Clay County business that you believe is not following the guidelines and prioritizing the safety of its staff and customers, please submit a complaint here

PLEASE NOTE: if the business' address is Kansas City, you must contact the Kansas City Health Department.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

If you are a business looking for supplies to protect your employees, check out these resources.
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