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. The order may be extended as circumstances dictate.
Under Executive Order 20-16, Kansans are directed to stay home unless performing one of the following essential activities:
- Obtaining food, medicine and other household necessities;
- Going to and from work at a business or organization performing an essential function as identified in the Kansas Essential Function Framework;
- Seeking medical care;
- Caring for children, family members or pets, or caring for a vulnerable person in another location;
- Engaging in an outdoor activity, provided individuals maintain a distance of six feet from one another and abide by the 10-person limitation on gathering size.
No prior approval is required for individuals or entities to perform essential functions listed in the KEFF. Individuals or entities who are uncertain whether they perform functions exempted from the prohibitions of this order may fill out the online form (link below) or email KEFF@ks.gov to determine whether their functions are deemed essential.
Click here to submit an “Essential Functions” inquiry. Please only submit one inquiry per business. Please do not call to check on the status of your request as we are experiencing high call demand. You will be contacted via email once your request has been reviewed.
The state’s frequently asked questions provide more clarity about the state order. Questions on the state’s stay at home order can be emailed to KEFF@ks.gov.
If you are seeking enforcement, please contact your municipal police department. DO NOT CALL 911. Use these administrative numbers.