Phase three begins no earlier than June 1, 2020, as directed by Executive Order 20-29
Mass gatherings of more than 90 individuals are prohibited. Mass gatherings are defined as instances in which individuals are in one location and are unable to maintain 6 feet of distance between individuals (not including individuals who reside together) with only infrequent or incidental moments of closer proximity. Businesses or functions that are already in operation pursuant to the Kansas Essential Functions Framework (KEFF) may continue to function while, if possible, avoiding gatherings of more than 90 individuals where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Local governments retain authority to impose equal or more stringent restrictions during this phase, except as to essential functions in KEFF. Any federal restrictions imposed and still in effect must be followed
Guidance for individuals during this phase
Masks: Individuals may choose to wear cloth masks in public settings as appropriate.
Outdoor Activities: When in public (e.g., parks, outdoor recreation areas, shopping areas), individuals (not including individuals who reside together) should maintain 6 feet of distance from others with only infrequent or incidental moments of closer proximity.
Social Gatherings: When in public (e.g., parks, outdoor recreation areas, shopping areas), individuals (not including individuals who reside together) should maintain 6 feet of distance from others with only infrequent or incidental moments of closer proximity.
High-Risk Individuals: High-risk individuals may resume public interactions but should practice physical distancing and minimize exposure to large social settings when precautionary measures may be difficult.
Travel: High-risk individuals may resume public interactions but should practice physical distancing and minimize exposure to large social settings when precautionary measures may be difficult.
Guidance for employers during Phase One
Telework: Employers may begin reducing telework and start bringing employees back to work in an office setting.
On-site Operations: Avoid large gatherings of employees in groups of more than 90 where social distancing protocols cannot be maintained except for infrequent or incidental moments of closer proximity and phase in employees on-site as possible while maintaining 6 feet of distance between employee workstations
Potentially Sick Employees: Any employees exhibiting symptoms should be required to stay at home and asked to call their health care provider.
Business Travel: Engage in nonessential travel but follow KDHE travel and quarantine guidelines for travel to high-risk areas.
Visits to Long-term Care Facilities or Correctional Facilities: In person visits to these facilities may be gradually reinstated. Screening measures for all visitors can be continued. Those who must interact with residents must adhere to strict protocols regarding hygiene and screening.
All businesses may open if:
They can can maintain at least 6 feet of distance between consumers (individuals or groups). Restaurants or dining establishments may meet this requirement by using physical barriers sufficient to prevent virus spread between seated customers or groups of seated customers. AND fundamental cleaning and public health practices are followed as designated by KDHE. Businesses should follow industry specific guidelines as outlined on covid.ks.gov. Following additional best practices guidance from each business sector are strongly encouraged. AND avoid any instances in which groups of more than 90 individuals are in one location and are unable to maintain 6 feet of distance with only infrequent or incidental moments of closer proximity. This does not limit the total occupancy of a business, but requires that businesses limit mass gatherings in areas and instances in which physical distancing cannot be maintained such as in tables, entrances, lobbies, break rooms, checkout areas, etc.
K-12 facilities remain subject to the provisions EO 20-07 regarding school closures, except that up to 90 students, instructors, or staff may be present for normal operations.
K-12 facilities should continue to follow the guidelines of the Continuous Learning Plan developed by the Kansas State Department of Education. Districts with facilities in more than one county or city should follow any applicable directives issued by the county or city in which their district office is located.
Higher education facilities that are closed before May 4th should remain closed for in-person learning or events involving groups of more than 90 individuals present at a time.
Licensed childcare facilities may reopen or continue operations pursuant to state and local regulations.
Local governments retain authority to impose equal or more stringent restrictions on businesses during this phase, except as to essential functions in KEFF.
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