Bourbon County implements restrictions for businesses through Emergency Declaration

Bourbon County Declaration Facebook Snip

BOURBON COUNTY, Kan. – The Bourbon County Public Health Officer implements restrictions for businesses through “powers granted the Local Public Health Officer in KSA 65-119 et seq. and the Emergency Declarations of the governments..”

The restrictions “shall be in official force and effect at 8:00 PM on Sunday, March 22, 2020” and will remain in effect until it’s modified or rescinded by the Public Health Officer.

The order puts businesses into categories of essential  and non-essential businesses.

Essential businesses include grocery stores, convenient/gas stations, funeral homes, health care facilities and providers/veterinary clinics, utility providers, banks and pharmacies.

Non-essential businesses that can remain open with restrictions include parts stores/lumber yards/hardware stores, bars/restaurants, manufacturing, agriculture businesses, automotive repair shops and other retail sales.

The order also names non-essential businesses that “shall be closed/shut down no later than 12:00 PM, Monday, March 23, 2020 and shall remain shut until this order is rescinded by the Public Health Officer.” Those include barber/beauty shops, fitness centers/gyms, libraries and other businesses “not otherwise described that cannot maintain or attempt to maintain the 6-foot social distancing..”

The Health Department posted the full order to social media. You can read the full release on the Southeast Kansas Multi-County Health Department’s Facebook page,  also embedded below.

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