Crawford County passes restrictions for businesses

Crawford County Meeting, March 25, 2020

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Kan. – Crawford County Commissioners pass an order for public gatherings, government functions and businesses. The restrictions were recommended by the Crawford County Health Department.

The order will go into effect at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 and will remain in effect until modified or rescinded by the Crawford County Board of Health and the Crawford County Public Health Officer.

Click here to read the full order.

All large public gatherings in the county are prohibited unless otherwise ordered by the Board of Public Health or by local health officers. Large public gatherings are those with more than ten people in attendance or anticipated to attend, except for Essential Businesses. According to the order, “A ‘gathering’ does not include normal operations at spaces where persons may be in transit or coming or going individually or in groups of less than ten (10) persons.”

Crawford County is also restricting or prohibiting business activities for all nonessential businesses and is making recommendations for essential business functions.

Essential Businesses, listed on the full order with recommendations, include grocery stores, convenient stores/gas stations, funeral homes, healthcare facilities and providers/veterinary clinics, utility providers, banks, pharmacies and child care facilities.

Non-Essential Businesses will be allowed to remain open but with restrictions implemented no later than 12 p.m. on March 25, 2020. Those businesses include parts stores/lumber yards/hardware stores, bars/restaurants, manufacturing, agriculture business, automotive repair shops and other retail sales.

Bars and restaurants can remain open, however, public access to the inside of the bars/restaurants shall be prohibited. The order states, “These businesses should use delivery or curbside service and maintain social distancing as much as possible during those activities.”

Non-Essential Businesses that are ordered to close include barber/beauty shops, fitness centers/gyms and  libraries.

Again, you can read the full order here.