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The Governor’s Phase 2 plan starts on Friday, May 22. Read more at https://covid.ks.gov/
Under Phase 2, the following, unless they are repurposed for use in an essential function under the Kansas Essential Function Framework, shall remain closed to the public:
Options are donations, for-purchase, or make-your-own. Businesses can go to https://regionreimagined.org/business-access-to-masks-ppe/ to learn how to access donated masks in your county and/or get on a donation waiting list, view a full list of regional PPE suppliers to purchase PPE, and instructions on how to make your own.
Yes, self-service drinks and buffets are allowed.
See CDC guidance for restaurants at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/business-employers/bars-restaurants.html
Restaurants and retail food establishments are regulated at the state and local level. State, local, and tribal regulators use the Food Code published by the FDA to develop or update their own food safety rules. Again, there is no current evidence to support the transmission of COVID-19 associated with food or food packaging.
It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their mouth, nose, or possibly eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. The coronavirus is mostly spread from one person to another through respiratory droplets. However, it’s always critical to follow the 4 key steps of food safety—clean, separate, cook, and chill—to prevent foodborne illness.
As an extra precaution to help avoid the transmission of COVID-19 through surface contact, we recommend frequent washing and sanitizing of all food contact surfaces and utensils. Food-service workers also must practice frequent hand washing and glove changes before and after preparing food. Include frequent cleaning and sanitizing of counters and condiment containers. Consumers should wash their hands after using serving utensils.
In communities with sustained transmission of COVID-19, state and local health authorities have implemented social-distancing measures which discourage or prohibit dining in congregate settings. We also recommend discontinuing self-service buffets and salad bars until these measures are lifted.
Unlike foodborne gastrointestinal (GI) viruses like norovirus and hepatitis A that often make people ill through contaminated food, SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, is a virus that causes respiratory illness. Foodborne exposure to this virus is not known to be a route of transmission.
Customers can still pay servers directly. If there is a point of sale desk, or a host podium (or station where patrons are greeted) those locations should have plexiglass or other barriers between staff and customers.
Dine-in seating and service at restaurants is required to close at 10:00 p.m. in Riley County.
Drive-through, carry-out, and curbside service may continue.
The doors should close at 10 p.m. and customers should be encouraged to leave before that time. No additional food or drinks should be served to existing dine-in customers past 10 p.m. in Phase 2.
Drive-through, delivery, carry-out, and curbside services may continue past 10 p.m.
Example: County order says clubhouses should remain closed. Can the restaurant reopen, along with the pro shop?
Restaurant and pro shop are able to reopen.
Yes, churches can reopen to hold services for full congregations provided they practice social distancing and comply with the stipulations outlined for churches/religious services in the “Safety Requirements and Guidelines for All Businesses in Riley County". Continue to offer online or virtual services. Encourage elderly and high-risk members to stay home. Close coffee bars and similar areas.
They can start practices in Phase 2, which started May 22. It is highly recommended players NOT share bats, gloves, and helmets.
In Phase 2, they can start tournaments and games but there must be social distancing on the bleachers and no concession stands.
When they start games in Phase 3, there shouldn’t be a limit on attendance if social distancing is happening. There must be social distancing on the bleachers. The only time there is a limit on mass gatherings is when social distancing is not able to happen and at that point by Phase 3 it is 90. Concession stands will be able to open and shielding is suggested, if not already built in, along with good hand hygiene. Good hand hygiene must be practiced at the entrance/gate where people pay to enter.
If you business is located in Pottawatomie County you should refer to the Pottawatomie County Coronavirus Information page for specific information on their respective County order.
This depends on two factors: the venue in which the wedding reception is held AND the ability of that reception to adhere to social distancing and mass gathering guidelines.
For example, if a reception is held at a large venue or a community center, it would not be allowed because those facilities are not allowed in Phase 2. Similarly, if a wedding reception cannot avoid instances in which groups of 15 or more individuals are gathered together within 6-feet, it cannot occur. In other words, if a reception cannot maintain social distancing guidelines, it cannot occur.
Yes, the 15 person limit applies to groups of people gathered closely together, not to the total number of people allowed in a building.
The State does not explicitly disallow playground equipment. The decision to allow children to use playground equipment will continue to be under the purview of local governments and/or the organizations that may own this equipment. Riley County and the State’s only restriction is that all businesses or facilities that are allowed to operate must maintain social distancing and follow fundamental cleaning guidelines. Groups larger than 10 are not allowed during Phase 1.5.
Playgrounds that can’t maintain these guidelines should not reopen.
Golf carts can carry multiple people starting in Phase 1.5. However, strangers should not ride together if that can be avoided.
Yes, group fitness classes are allowed to begin in Phase 2, which started on Friday, May 22.
Yes. According to the Governor’s guidance, personal trainers and one-on-one sessions are not specifically prohibited, and can therefore operate.
No. Locker rooms must remain closed except to allow patrons to use restroom facilities.
The Kansas Board of Cosmetology recommends that all clients and employees wear masks, but it is not required.
See guidelines from the Kansas Board of Cosmetology at http://www.kansas.gov/kboc/
See guidelines from the Kansas Board of Barbering at https://kbob.kansas.gov/
Yes, waiting areas are open Phase 2. Social distancing rules still apply and strangers should stay 6 feet apart. It’s a good idea to ask customers to wait in their cars until their appointment begins.
All businesses should limit the number of customers to avoid crowding and allow for proper social distancing, at least 6 feet of space between customers or groups of customers.
The categories are determined by the type of license held. A restaurant will carry a category 1 or 2 license issued by the State. Any business with just a category 3 license is considered a bar and is not allowed to open.