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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.
Yes, churches can reopen to hold services for full congregations. Please practice social distancing and limit contact between people. It’s still a good idea to offer online or virtual services, too. Please encourage anyone who is sick to stay home.
The only time there is a limit on mass gatherings is when social distancing is not able to happen. The gathering size limit is currently 50 people. 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.
Wedding receptions are allowed in venues with less than a 2,000 person capacity.
It is important to continue practicing social distancing and good hygiene.
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Yes, the 50 person limit applies to groups of people gathered closely together, not to the total number of people allowed in a building.
Playgrounds are allowed to reopen, but are not required to.
Please try to maintain social distancing and good hygiene when visiting any public space. People can carry and spread the virus even before they show symptoms.
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/
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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has guidelines for businesses, organizations, and industries at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html .
Guidelines from the State of Kansas are available at https://covid.ks.gov/reopen-page/