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It is mandatory. You are required to comply, and it is a misdemeanor crime not to follow the order (although the intent is not for anyone to get into trouble).
It is critical for everyone to follow the Order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect themselves, their loved ones, friends, neighbors and the whole community.
All persons, businesses, and other entities are required to comply if they do not fall within the exemptions that are specified in the Order.
We are focused on voluntary compliance. Community has been tremendous in doing so thus far.
The Health Director, working in coordination with Environmental Health and the County Sheriff’s office has the authority to protect the community and make decisions regarding individual restaurants, establishments, and businesses. To report a restaurant, establishment, or business that you feel is not in compliance with the recent order please contact us:Jackson County Health Department Hotline: 816-404-9883Email Us: COVID19@tmcmed.orgOnline Form: https://form.jotform.com/200574798421056
Questions for Jackson County e-mail : Coronavirusinfo@jacksongov.org
Both essential and non-essential businesses that are frequented by the public may now open at full capacity. This is only permissible as long as adequate social distancing (six feet) and masking can be maintained. If social distancing cannot be maintained due to facility layout, the occupancy limit should be reduced.
There is effort on the federal level to grant relief to small businesses. https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/6201/text