Business & Employers

Follow the reopen phases outlined in
Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas. Note: Local governments retain authority to impose equal or more stringent restrictions on businesses. 

Protect Your Team

Monitor employees temperatures and symptoms regularly. Issue or approve face coverings. Be mindful of spaces where 6 feet of distance can’t be maintained. Disinfect workspaces at the beginning and end of each shift/work day.

Protect Your Community

Maintain fundamental cleaning and public health practices. Maintain at least 6 feet of distance between consumers -- being mindful of areas such as check-outs and customer service areas.

Resources

Explore the guidance documents and toolkits on this website, and follow industry-specific guidelines outlined on covid.ks.gov. Find resources to print and share in the Publications section.

Essential Worker Safety Practices

Find posters & other resources to print and share in the Publications section.

  1. Plan to Reopen
  2. Operational Guidance
  3. Workers Who Enter Homes
  4. Food Safety
  5. Recreation
  6. Recursos en Español

Governor Kelly’s Plan to Safely, Gradually Reopen Kansas

On April 30, 2020, Governor Laura Kelly presented her detailed framework for gradually, safely re-opening the Kansas economy. Phase One of “Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas,” took effect on May 4, when the statewide stay-home order officially lifted. Please note, the State sets the baseline. County officials may implement more restrictive guidelines. 

On May 19, Governor Kelly announced the state would enter into Phase 2 on May 22, given promising trends in the Reopen Kansas Metrics. Phase 2 coincides with Memorial Day and will last until Sunday, June 7, assuming the current trends continue. 

On May 26, Governor Kelly signed a disaster declaration, calling for special session of the Kansas Legislature.   

Phase 3 is anticipated to begin on Monday, June 8, with mass gatherings of more than 45 individuals prohibited. Phase Out is anticipated no earlier than June 22. Reminder: The State sets the baseline. County officials may implement more restrictive guidelines.

Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas