Do I have to stay home?

Yes, as much as possible. Only leave your house for necessary activity like food and healthcare. You can (and should) still go outside to walk, jog, bike, etc. Please avoid playgrounds and crowds or exercise that does not involve close contact with people outside your household.

Individuals who are not employed at an organization or business exempted by Order No. 3 may only leave their residence to perform a necessary activity or essential function under Governor Laura Kelly’s Executive Order No. 20-15.

Essential workers will NOT be required to carry or present any documentation to go to work.

Please note, grocery stores, pharmacies, and any other government identified essential business will remain open now and in the future.

The intent is to reduce risk of unnecessary exposure and interaction. There’s a balance between business that needs to be conducted to fulfill essential needs and  reducing the risk for spread. The order is not intended to downplay the interactions of businesses or stop construction projects. We encourage people to stay at home and isolate as much as possible. The goal is to flatten the curve and prevent overwhelming of healthcare resources.

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1. Do I have to stay home?
2. Do I need to buy supplies?
3. What is necessary activity?
4. Can I go outside, take a walk or a run, walk my dog, spend time in a park or trail?
5. Can I donate cloth masks for medical professionals to use?
6. Is ATA Bus still in operation?
7. When should I call 911?
8. Where can I find FAQs for the Riley County Police Department?
9. Will grocery stores and pharmacies remain open?
10. What rules are in place for businesses that are deemed essential and do stay open during the stay-at-home order? How will they maintain a safe environment?
11. What type of outdoor activity is allowed during a stay-at-home order? Is hunting and fishing allowed?
12. Can I go visit a friend who is not relying on me for essential needs?
13. How do I contact the Q&A hotline?
14. When will the Local Health Officer provide updates?
15. What does a stay at home order mean?
16. ¿Qué significa esto para mi comunidad?