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Reopening Guidelines

Follow the guidelines of the jurisdiction in which your business is located. (Ex: if your business is located in Kansas City, MO, you will follow the guidelines issued by Mayor Quinton Lucas for the city. Upon the expiration or rescinding of KCMO’s guidelines, you will fall back onto your county guidelines, then to the state guidelines, etc.)


Kansas City, MO

Beginning Monday, June 29, all Kansas Citians must wear a face covering or mask while indoors in an area of public accommodation. These spaces include, but are not limited to, grocery and retail stores, special events, and public transit. Exceptions apply. Please visit the KCMO Reopens FAQ page for more information.

As of November 20, 2020, Mayor Quinton Lucas’s emergency order is being strengthened until at least January 16, 2021. New restrictions include the following:

    • All indoor gatherings are limited to 10 people maximum.
    • Restaurants, taverns, and all other venues, including wedding and other event spaces, shall close at 10:00 PM and shall limit the number of occupants indoors to no more than 50 percent of room occupancy.
    • Indoor and outdoor patrons at these facilities must be seated, and also masked at all times except when actively eating or drinking. Indoor and outdoor parties are limited to a maximum of 10 people and parties shall be spaced with no less than six feet of distance between themselves and individuals from any other parties. Operators must report any COVID cases among staff or patrons to the Department of Health.
    • Masks must be worn in all indoor spaces with more than one person per room, and outdoor spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained.
    • Patrons of gyms, fitness, and recreational centers, including city, school, and other publicly-owned and managed facilities, must wear masks, and are limited to no more than 50 percent capacity.

For additional guidelines business must follow in KCMO, please visit the website.


Clay County, MO

Clay County has issued a 4-phase approach to reopening the economy. As of November 17, 2020, Clay County is still in Phase 2, Step 2, but guidelines have been amended. Business should continue the following precautions:

    • Restaurants, taverns, and all other venues, including public and private or membership-only event spaces, serving food and drink indoors shall limit the number of occupants to no more than 50 percent of building occupancy, and shall close at 10:00 p.m. Indoor and outdoor patrons must be seated, and masked at all times except when actively eating or drinking. Indoor and outdoor parties are limited to ten (10) or 3 fewer persons and parties shall be spaced with no less than six feet of distance between themselves and individuals from any other parties.
    • Masks must be worn at all indoor spaces with more than one person per room or barrier-divided space and outdoor spaces where social distancing of at least six feet cannot be maintained, except where further exceptions, if any, are approved by the Director of Public Health. Exceptions apply.
    • Gyms, fitness, and recreational centers, including city, school, and other publicly-owned and managed facilities, shall be limited to no more than 50 percent capacity and be subject to all indoor and outdoor rules within this Order, including the requirement that all patrons wear masks indoors at all times and maintain social distancing of not less than six feet.
    • Business operations generally open to the public and operating in a publicly accessible capacity where six feet of social distancing cannot be maintained during the provision of service and not described elsewhere in this order shall maintain six feet of distance between areas of service, such as tables, booths, -or stations in addition to the wearing a face covering or mask.
    • All businesses are encouraged to allow their employees to work remotely to the fullest extent possible.

For more information, please review the Emergency Order (issued 11/17/2020), and visit for additional updates.


Johnson County, KS

On June 11, 2020, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners voted that Johnson County will now follow the voluntary recommendations and guidance in the state’s Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas.

For more information, please visit the website.


State of Kansas

Beginning Friday, July 3, 2020, masks are required when out in any public space in which 6 ft. social distancing cannot be followed. Exceptions apply. Please click here to see the full guidelines issued by Gov. Kelly. 

Upon reopening, businesses are highly encouraged to follow the guidelines outlined for their industry. Find your industry’s guidelines here.

For the most recent updates, please visit the website.


State of Missouri

Missouri Governor Mike Parson issued a stay-at-home order through Sunday, May 3, 2020. Upon reopening on Monday, May 4, please follow the guidelines issued by Gov. Parson found on the Show Me Strong Recovery Plan website. Guidelines for businesses are as follows:

    • Prepare to implement basic infection prevention measures informed by industry best practices, regarding:
      • Protective equipment;
      • Temperature checks;
      • Testing, isolating, and contact tracing; and
      • Sanitation, including disinfection of common and high-traffic areas (entrances, breakrooms, locations where there is high-frequency employee interaction with the public/customers).
    • Modify physical workspaces to maximize social distancing.
    • Develop an infectious disease preparedness and response plan, including policies and procedures for workforce contact tracing when an employee tests positive for COVID-19.
    • Monitor workforce for indicative symptoms. Do not allow symptomatic people to physically return to work until cleared by a medical provider.
    • Develop, implement, and communicate about workplace flexibilities and protections, including:
      • Encouraging telework whenever possible and feasible with business operations;
      • Returning to work in phases and/or split shifts, if possible;
      • Limiting access to common areas where personnel are likely to congregate and interact; and
      • Ensuring that sick leave policies are flexible and consistent with public health guidance.

For the Show Me Strong Recovery Plan FAQ, please click here.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC provides interim guidance on how to continue business while protecting the health of your employees and customers. Please visit the CDC website for detailed information on how to practice reducing transmission among employees, maintaining healthy business operations, and maintaining a healthy work environment.


Travel Tips & Updates During COVID-19

Click here to view latest travel tips from WingGate Travel.


Financial Support & Assistance



As of June 15, 2020, the SBA is now accepting new EIDL applications from qualified small businesses and U.S. agricultural businesses. All funds from the EIDL Advance program has been allocated and is no longer available.

The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance and can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. This loan is not forgivable.

For more information, click here.

SBA Customer Service Center provides language support. Please call (800) 659-2955 and ask to be connected to the language line if you need translation while applying for financial assistance.

PPP applications resumed on January 11, 2021.

The program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. The loan amounts will be forgiven as long as they are used to cover payroll costs, and most mortgage interest, rent, and utility costs over the 8 week period after the loan is made.

First time loan participants, please apply for the First Draw PPP Loan.
Eligible businesses may be eligible for a Second Draw PPP Loan.

Introduced guaranteed paid sick leave for employees who can’t work due to coronavirus, expanded Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to include coronavirus-related issues such as school closings, guaranteed reimbursement to employers via tax credits, and expanded unemployment programs in all states (including Kansas and Missouri).

For more information click here


Major Corporations

    • Microsoft: offering free premium services to support remote workers at home.
    • Evergy: flexible payment options, financial support through community partners, and more.
    • AT&T: Special offers to assist work-from-home transitions without significant disruption.
    • Alt-Cap: KC COVID-19 Small Business Relief Loan Fund applications have been reopened and are currently accepting new applications.


Legal Resources

Free legal resources for small businesses from local law firms: 


Restaurant Resources

Chamber Member Restaurants Available for Dine-In, Pick-Up & Delivery

  • ABC Café

(913) 859-0089 

  • Asian Pearl Restaurant

Delivery: Grubhub
(913) 541-8885 

  • Blue Sushi Sake Grill

(913) 236-6100

  • Cafe Vie

Delivery: DoorDash
(913) 901-0565
(913) 652-9140 

  • Gangnam Korean Restaurant

Pick-up and delivery:
(913) 383-8888 

  • Pirate’s Bone Burgers

Pick-up/delivery: order online or over the phone
(816) 605-1014

  • Thai Place

(913) 649-5420 


Other Resources

Kansas Dept. of Commerce

Missouri Dept. of Health & Senior Services

America’s SBDC Missouri resources

America’s SBDC Kansas resources

KCSourceLink Coronavirus Business Resources & Updates

COVID-19 Business Response Survey II Results


How You Can Help

Donate to the GKC Community Foundation.

Donate to IAKC COVID-19 medical relief fund.


If any resource has been missed, please contact to add to this page.

Page last updated February 25, 2021.