Business Guidelines

Local Health Order No. 14

For purposes of this Order No. 14, all businesses and locations are required to take proactive measures to ensure compliance with Recommended Business Practices as published by the Centers for Disease Control and industry-specific guidance by trade groups. Nothing in this order shall be interpreted to require that any business or location open if they choose not to.

Read Local Health Order 14 here

Kansas Reopening Guidelines by Industry

Screening Employees for Symptoms

Bars and restaurants are required to screen all employees for symptoms of COVID-19 before work. The logs must be available upon request of the Local Health Officer.

All other businesses are encouraged to screen employees as well. 

Download screening form here

Employee Education

graphic describing business reopening plan guidelines for employees

Actively encourage employees who are sick or have recently had a close contact with a person with COVID-19 to stay home. Develop policies that encourage sick employees to stay at home without fear of reprisal, and ensure employees are aware of these policies.

Bars and Restaurants

Guidelines from the CDC

The more an individual interacts with others, and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread.  

Customer Education


Kansas Public Health Guidelines

These recommendations are a broad outline of public health measures that need to be taken during steps of the reopening process. More specific guidelines for individual industries have been compiled by the Department of Commerce and the Governor’s Office based on discussions with industry leaders and can be found at

fundamental health guidelines