June 5 Update :
- Posted interim guidance for communities of faith from the KCMO Health Department.
June 3 Update :
- 10 things you can do to manage your COVID-19 symptoms at home (from the CDC)
May 31 Update :
- Posted the latest Mayor's Amended Emergency Order (signed) announcing a curfew for May 31.
May 28 Updates :
- Mayor Lucas Announces Next Steps in Kansas City’s Re-Opening Plan, Increases Capacity Limits to 50 Percent
- The Soft Reopening FAQ has been updated.
- Mayor Lucas has announced next steps in KCMO’s Reopening Plan. Watch the news conference:
May 22 Updates :
- Due to ongoing health concerns, KC Parks has decided it will not open any of the 14 Pools or 14 spray grounds this season. After much deliberation and consultation with the City’s Health Department, KC Parks feels this is the best decision for our community. KC Parks has reopened dog parks, shelter reservations and tennis / pickleball courts with distancing guidelines, and our 221 parks, miles of trails and golf courses remain open as well.
Read the guidelines for privately operated swimming pools and aquatic facilities. This includes HOA, apartment communities and hotel pools.
- In order to promote social distancing and provide outdoor space for restaurants and businesses while KCMO slowly reopens, we are temporarily easing some requirements for Sidewalk Cafes, Street Cafes, Parklets and parking lot dining.
Read the Temporary Outdoor Seating Program Fact Sheet and more.
May 21 Update :
- Posted guidelines for privately operated swimming pools and aquatic facilities. This includes HOA, apartment communities and hotel pools. Public pools are not opening yet.
May 18 Update :
- COVID-19 testing is available around KCMO this week.
May 15 Updates :
- KCMO City buildings start to reopen to the public; Soft opening Monday, May 18, many services still available online
- The Changes in City Operations page has been updated as the City's soft opening moves forward.
May 11 Updates :
- Mayor Lucas Announces Re-Opening Guidelines for Kansas City Restaurants, Non-Essential Businesses
- Posted the latest Mayor's Amended Order (signed)
- Updated Frequently Asked Questions.
- After extensive consultation with the Kansas City Department of Public Health and the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association, Mayor Lucas will hold a press conference at noon to provide reopening guidelines for restaurants.
View the complete archive of updates.
If you would like to receive updates about what the City is doing in response to the coronavirus, text COVIDKC to 888777.
Though a hiring freeze is in effect, the City of KCMO is still filling existing job positions to maintain services. These include positions in Health and Aviation. Check out our job openings. New jobs posted every Monday!
To provide tax relief to those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, the deadline for paying your earnings tax has been extended to July 15, 2020.
The KCMO Health Department does not test for COVID-19. If you have a cough and fever, call your health care provider before going in for a COVID-19 test.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is operating a hotline for residents and health care providers to call for information and guidance about COVID-19.
The statewide hotline number is 877-435-8411. The hotline is being operated by medical professionals and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
During this urgent and unprecedented public health crisis, the United Way of Greater Kansas City wants to remind you of the referral services available through 211, a one-stop resource for community relief – food, financial help, utility assistance, tax services and more. Through 211, callers are connected to more than 8,000 programs run by nonprofit organizations and government agencies throughout the 23-county United Way 211 service area. For assistance, visit 211kc.org or dial 211.
We are sharing state actions to help our residents during the #COVID19 outbreak. The state has extended deadlines and other help with SNAP, driver’s licenses, license plates, and health benefits. Contact state offices for more details.
- KCMO Soft Reopening FAQ
- KCPD FAQ Regarding Pandemic and Stay-at-Home Order
- Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) from the KCMO Health Dept. | Spanish language flyer
- Financial Resources for Local Businesses and Workers
- Health and Safety Guide for Businesses and Workers | Spanish language flyer