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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Non-Essential Programming Cancelled through April 23rd

News Release Non-Essential Programming Cancelled through April 3

The City of Bonner Springs supports Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, CEO/Mayor David Alvey’s declaration of a State of Emergency. Although there are no confirmed cases in Bonner Springs at this time, Mayor Harrington of Bonner Springs has declared a State of Emergency in the City of Bonner Springs as a precautionary measure.

Due to social distancing recommendations from health experts and professionals surrounding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, the City of Bonner Springs is cancelling all non-essential programming through April 23rd. At this time this includes Spring Break Camp, sports and recreation programming, facility and field rentals, Open Gym and pickleball, the Senior Center, and the Public Works Office. All participants registered for programs or events through April 23rd will be issued refunds or credit towards future programs. We will continue to monitor the situation and may make other decisions or changes as needed.  

The Bonner Springs Police Department would ask that persons needing to make a police report for non-violent crimes such as theft, damage to property, telephone harassment, etc. to please contact dispatch at 913-596-3000 and an officer will contact the reporting party by phone. In order to maintain the health of the officers and citizens, for the next few weeks officers will only respond to crimes in progress to take a report in person. This is in order to continue social distancing in an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Traffic collisions in which no parties are injured are asked to exchange information with each other, and then call dispatch in order to make a report by phone. Officers will still be on patrol and will respond to all emergency situations as needed.  

The recommendations for social distancing and the area conditions will be reevaluated at the end of this period to determine if the cancellation of these non-essential programs will be extended for a longer period.

The city urges everyone to follow the CDC’s general guidelines as this situation progresses:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

For more information regarding the Coronavirus, visit the City’s information page at www.bonnersprings.org/coronavirus, the Unified Government’s website at www.wycokck.org/Covid or the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus. In addition, the KDHE has also set up a hotline at 866-534-3463. 

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About Bonner Springs, Kansas. Located on the Kansas River on the western edge of the Kansas City Metro, Bonner Springs is a community of 7,500 residents. Bonner Springs, with nearly 500,000 visitors per year, is a major tourist destination that is home to Providence Medical Center Amphitheater, the Kansas City Renaissance Festival, the National Agricultural Hall of Fame, Moon Marble Company, and several other historical, cultural, and recreational amenities that lend itself to a high quality of life. An award winning community, the City of Bonner Springs was named an All-American City by the National Civic League, a 30-year Tree City U.S.A recipient, and a 4-time recipient of Best Wastewater Collection System in the State of Kansas. For more information, please visit www.bonnersprings.org.


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