Ad Astra: A Plan to 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. 

On May 14, Governor Kelly signed Executive Order 20-31, which established a new “1.5” Phase, effective May 18. 

On May 19, Governor Kelly announced the state would enter into Phase 2 on May 22, given promising trends in the Reopen Kansas Metrics. It 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. 

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Reopen Kansas Metrics

The three core health metrics that guide the Plan to Reopen are disease spread, hospitalizations and deaths. Learn more about the Reopen Kansas Metrics.

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