FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2020
Jackson County releases recovery plan phases 2 & 3
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. – in consultation with Jackson County Health Department Director Bridgette Shaffer, MPH – today is announcing guidelines for phases two and three of the Jackson County Recovery Plan. Phase two guidelines are scheduled to take effect on June 1 but is subject to change based on local data of COVID-19 transmission in our community and key metrics being satisfactorily met.
A start date has not yet been determined for phase three, however, each phase is estimated to last at least 14-28 days.
“Our community understands the serious nature of this virus and continues to be diligent in protecting themselves and others from further spread of COVID-19. Their actions are allowing us to continue the reopening of our economy,” said Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. “I want to specifically thank the Mayors of eastern Jackson County for their input and partnership over the past few weeks. They are deeply connected to the residents of their cities and have played an instrumental role in allowing us to re-open as quickly, safely and effectively as we have.”
Highlights of phase two include:
All open facilities are required to complete, post and follow social distancing procedures. In addition, the County strongly recommends that all residents stay six feet from others, encourages seniors and vulnerable populations to stay at home, working remotely if possible, and wearing a mask or face covering when in public.
The Jackson County Health Department has prepared the phased-approach recovery plan that is focused on protecting the health and safety of residents, while beginning a safe and sensible path to economic recovery for all of Jackson County.
The Health Department will provide detailed guidance in the coming week. An overview guide of the Jackson County Recovery Plan can be found at www.jacksongov.org and www.jacohd.org.