Previous COVID-19 updates

Nov. 25: Facility reservations canceled through Jan. 31
• The City has canceled all reservations at the Civic Center and Community Center.

Nov. 20: Miami County opens grant applications
• The Miami County Commissioners have agreed to have one final round of grant applications for small businesses in Miami County.

Nov. 15: Mask order continues in Johnson County
• The order will remain in effect unless rescinded by the Governor or the Board of County Commissioners vote to opt out of the mask order.

Nov. 5: Johnson County giving $10,000 business grants
•Johnson County is giving businesses $10,000 as a grant – no repayment.


Oct. 12: Miami County to distribute CARES Act funding
• The Miami County Commissioners set aside $100,000 in Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES Act) Funds to assist businesses.


Sept. 16: KDHE issues Halloween guidance
• Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued documentation outlining guidance and considerations for celebrating Halloween


Aug. 28: City applies for CARES funding
• The City of Spring Hill has applied for reimbursement from Miami and Johnson Counties.

Aug. 12: Johnson County seeking feedback about COVID-19
• Johnson County has an allocation of approximately $30 million in COVID Relief Funds to invest into our community.


June 29: State issues face mask order 
• Governor Laura Kelly today announced that she will sign an Executive Order requiring that most Kansans in a public space must wear a mask, beginning 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 3.

June 11: Johnson County votes to follow Kansas recommendations and guidance
• 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.


May 27: Johnson + Miami Counties as well as City to recommend State plan
• As an organization, the City of Spring Hill will continue to follow the state’s Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas.

May 19: Kansas Governor moves state to modified Phase 2
• Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly issued Executive Order 20-34 to move the state into a modified Phase 2 of the "Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas" beginning Friday, May 22. 

May 15: City Council weighing options at Aquatic Center
• Due to the impact of COVID-19, we’ve been researching options for the 2020 season at the Spring Hill Aquatic Center.

May 14: Gov. Kelly adds new 1.5 Phase to Ad Astra Plan
• The new “1.5” Phase, effective May 18, 2020, continues reopening efforts while preserving some data-driven restrictions necessary to prevent community transmission of COVID-19.

May 9: City facilities remain closed until further notice
• Our facilities remain closed to the public.

May 1: Spring Hill Aquatic Center opening delayed due to pandemic
• The Spring Hill Aquatic Center will not open May 24 as originally planned.


April 30: Governor announces reopening plan; Johnson County extends Stay Home order
• Johnson County Public Health Officer Dr. Joseph LeMaster signed an extension of Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s ’s stay-at-home order through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, May 10.

April 28: Miami County seeking resident input on community survey
• Miami County Health Department is asking all Miami County residents to complete a short community health survey. 

April 23: Spring Hill Municipal Court dockets rescheduled
• If you were scheduled to appear in Spring Hill Municipal Court in May, your court date may have changed.

April 21 update: Johnson County conducting second round of health survey
• Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCHDE) is again asking Johnson County residents to complete a short survey (NOW CLOSED) in order to help us understand how many people in Johnson County have or do not have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).

April 15 update: Gov. Laura Kelly extends Stay Home order
• Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has extended her statewide stay-at-home order for Kansas through midnight on May 3.

April 7 + April 10 updates: Clarification and Survey
• Johnson County provides clarification on 10 people limit; (Now closed) Johnson County resident survey


March 30 update: State of Kansas issues Stay at Home order
• The State of Kansas issued a statewide Stay Home order. This remains in effect until April 19, 2020, or until the statewide State of Disaster Emergency proclaimed on March 12, relating to COVID-19 expires, whichever is earlier.

March 27 update: City Council votes to extend local emergency declaration
• The Spring Hill City Council voted on March 26 to extend the local state of emergency declaration.

March 24 update: Municipal Court canceled for April and rescheduled to May; Public meeting procedures
• April Municipal Court dates canceled and rescheduled to May; Procedure for public meetings

March 23 update: Mayor Ellis addresses community; Miami County issues Stay at Home order
• In addition to Johnson County, Miami County now has issued a Stay at Home Order effective through April 23, 2020. This goes into effect for all Miami County residents 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, March 25.

March 21+22 update: Johnson County issues Stay at Home order
• This order includes the entirety of Spring Hill in both Johnson and Miami Counties.

March 20 update: Johnson County update; Large Item Day impact; Playground equipment closed

• Johnson County extends disaster declaration. City services including large item day and playground equipment impacted by spread of COVID-19.

March 19 update: City facilities closed + Letter from Mayor Ellis
• We continue to evaluate the rapidly changing landscape of COVID-19 and implement strategies to minimize the risk of spreading the disease. 

March 18 update: Miami County declares state of local disaster emergency
• Miami County declares state of local disaster emergency. As a result, all Miami County offices are closed.

March 16 update: City services impacted by new directives 
• Following new directives from Johnson County, more City services are impacted to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

March 13 update: City services impacted by COVID-19 directives

• Out of an abundance of caution, we are following state and county directives of regarding COVID-19.