April 4 Update :
- Missouri’s governor has enacted a statewide Stay-At-Home order. However, it allows stricter local orders, such as the one in KCMO, to remain in effect. All elements of KCMO's local order still apply in our city. The state order does add a new, more restrictive limit on the number of people inside any open businesses. These limits are: 25 percent or less of the building’s authorized occupancy for retail locations of less than 10,000 square feet. 10 percent or less of the building’s authorized occupancy of buildings more than 10,000 square feet. The occupancy requirement is intended to limit crowds and lines inside stores.
April 2 Updates :
- First confirmed death from COVID-19 in Kansas City
- Mayor Lucas will live on Twitter April 3 at noon for a #YOUandMayorQ: Twitter Edition! Drop any #COVIDー19 questions or other thoughts on your mind. He'll respond to as many as he can.
April 1 Updates :
- Watch the Mayor's Small Business Emergency Relief Fund announcement.
- Added Kansas City Public Health Recommendations for Death Care Professionals
- KCPD has reported that two department members have tested positive for Covid-19. Protocol is being followed and all necessary precautions are being taken.
View Monday's COVID-19 KCMO news conference updating residents on the status of the City.
March 30 Update :
Staying at home likely means that your trash bins will fill faster than normal. The City is having a special no-tag week of trash collection the week of April 13-18.
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.
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.
- "Stay at Home" Order 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