Crawford County, Kan. issues “stay at home” order
CRAWFORD COUNTY, Kan. – Crawford County updates its previous order, now making it a “Stay at Home/Movement Restriction Order.” It will go into effect at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2020. County officials plan to re-evaluate the order, at a minimum, every seven days.
“The intent of this public health order is to ensure that the maximum number of people self-isolate in their places of residence to the maximum extent feasible, while enabling essential services to continue, to slow the spread of COVID 19 to the greatest extent possible,” states the order.
The order states, “With exceptions as outlined below, all individuals currently living within Crawford County, Kansas are ordered to stay at home or at their place of residence except as allowed in this Public Health Order.”
The order states that individuals may leave their home only to perform any of the following essential activities (the order goes into detail for each):
- For health and safety
- For necessary supplies and services
- For Outdoor Activity
- For employment
- To Take Care of Others
The order lays out several prohibited activities including using public playgrounds. It also adds restrictions to “essential businesses” such as grocery stores and convenient stores/gas stations.
Officials included a clarification of “Essential Businesses” in the order.