- High-risk persons should continue to stay home except for essential activities. Anyone who is sick should also stay at home.
- Wear a face mask/covering when interacting with others outside your home.
- Always maintain physical distancing (six feet) from anyone you do not live with.
- Maintain the highest levels of cleaning and hygiene.
Clay County Recovery Plan
Currently: Phase 2, Step 2
The Clay County COVID-19 Recovery Plan was created to help guide businesses, organizations and individuals through this time.
- UPDATE Clay County Public Health Emergency Order (8.21.20)
- Clay County COVID-19 Recovery Plan (7.14.20)
- For further information regarding the mask requirements in the latest order, please visit our Face Masks and Coverings page.
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.
Safe School Reopening
As the beginning of the school year approaches, preparing to protect the health and safety of students and school staff is a top priority. Clay County Public Health Center has been communicating with school district leaders for weeks to help provide evidence-based guidance to make the return to school as safe as possible.
Read the Interim Return-to-School Guidance here.
We hope that this will answer many questions regarding what can be done to protect students and staff from COVID-19 and what will occur if someone in a school were to become sick. Keep in mind that guidance may change as needed in the coming weeks, based on new information + local disease trends at the time schools begin to reopen.
For specific questions regarding how this guidance will be applied, please stay informed and in contact with your child's district and school.
Are you an educator or parent looking for additional info and resources for back-to-school season during COVID-19?
August 19: Clay County Public Health Center has been working collaboratively with local school districts and is offering three options that districts may consider for their decision-making regarding fall sports. Read the letter from the director of public health to local superintendents here.
- Guidance for All Businesses
- Restaurants & Bars
- Gyms & Fitness Centers
- Outdoor Areas & Facilities
- Recreational Water (Pools, etc.)
- Youth Sports
- Personal Services
- Faith-Based Groups and Worship Services
- Long-Term Care/Skilled Nursing Facilities
- Childcare and Day Camps
- Events & Gatherings (including Weddings & Funerals)
Looking for even more guidance for your type of business, organization or gathering? Check out the CDC's website, Johns Hopkins Phased Reopening Guidance and the links below:
- #SafeReturnKC A Guide for Responsible Re-Entry to the Workplace
- Cleaning & Disinfecting Your Facility (CDC)
- Top 10 Tips to Protect Employees' Health (CDC)
- Healthy Business Operations and Reducing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace (CDC)
- June 30: COVID-19 School Re-Entry Webinar
- Retailers (OSHA)
- Restaurants (National Restaurant Association)
- Food Safety and the Coronavirus (FDA)
- Grocery & Food Retail Workers (CDC)
- Passenger Drivers-for-Hire (rideshare, taxi, etc.) (CDC)
- Non-Emergency Transport Vehicles (CDC)
- Mail and Parcel Delivery Drivers (CDC)
- Child Care Programs (CDC)
- Veterinary Clinics (CDC)
- Parks & Recreation Administrators (CDC)
- Summer Camps (American Camp Association)
- Airline/Transit Workers (CDC)
- Faith-Based Organizations (CDC)
- Museums (American Alliance of Museums)
- Face Masks Required
- Six Feet Apart - 8.5x11*
- Six Feet Apart - 11x17
- Six Feet Apart - 8.5x11 - Spanish
- Business Entrance Sign 11x17*
- Business Entrance Sign - Spanish
- Back to School Posters
- Back to School Posters - Spanish
- Non-English Resources
- Wash Your Hands - 8.5x11
- Stay Healthy, Wash Your Hands - 11x17
- Back to Basics Social Media Graphic
- Back to Basics Graphic - Spanish
- Missouri Resource Toolkit
- CDC Posters & Other Print Resources
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- KC PPE
- Missouri PPE Marketplace
- State of Missouri SNS Order Form (health care facilities)
- State of Missouri PPE Information
- Missouri companies that will perform qualitative and/or quantitative fit testing of N95 respirators.
- Cloth face masks can be used as back up, especially in non-medical settings.
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State and National Guidance On Monday, April 27, Missouri Governor Parson announced the Show Me Strong Recovery Plan. Read the full Show-Me Strong Recovery Plan: Phase I Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions.
CDC: Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes