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Posted on: May 22, 2020

City Hall Reopens as County Moves to State Phase 2

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The City of Bonner Springs and Wyandotte County, move to Phase Two of the "Ad Astra" Plan on Friday, May 22. On Tuesday, May 26, 2020, Bonner Springs City Hall will reopen to the public. The City has tested a soft opening the past week to ensure the safety of staff and the public as we transition to reopening our facilities. 

The City Hall office will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Call ahead to 913-441-1020 or email cityhall@bonnersprings.org to see if your needs can be answered over the phone. If you do come into City Hall, to ensure safety there is a limit of 3 patrons in the City Hall lobby at one time. Please observe all hygiene and social distancing protocols, including:

  • Maintain a distance of 6 feet from others;
  • Wash hands frequently, 
  • Avoid touching your face;
  • Remain home when sick or running a fever; and
  • Follow isolation and quarantine orders issued by state or local health officers.

Other Key Updates in Phase 2:

  • Mass gatherings of more than 15 individuals will be prohibited;
  • Businesses and activities that will be allowed to open in Phase 2 include:
  • Indoor leisure spaces such as arcades, trampoline parks, theaters, museums and bowling allies will be allowed to open;
  • State-owned-and-operated casinos will be allowed to open once their re-opening plan has been approved by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment;
  • In-person group exercise classes will be allowed to begin with groups of no more than 15 at a time. Locker rooms remain closed except for restroom facilities;
  • Everything opened in Phase 1 and Phase 1.5 remains open pursuant to the restrictions outlined in Executive Order 20-34.

Under Phase 2, the following, unless they are repurposed for use in an essential function under the Kansas Essential Function Framework, shall remain closed to the public:

  • Bars and night clubs, excluding curbside and carryout services;
  • Outdoor and indoor large entertainment venues with capacity of 2,000 or more;
  • Fairs, festivals, carnivals, parades;
  • Swimming pools (other than backyard pools);
  • Summer camps (with the exception of licensed childcare facilities).

Throughout all phases, Kansans should continue to adhere to hygiene and social distancing protocols, including:

  • Washing hands frequently, while avoiding contact with one’s face;
  • Remaining home when sick or running a fever;
  • Following isolation and quarantine orders issued by state or local health officers;
  • Wearing a cloth face mask when in public;
  • Working remotely, if possible.

To view "Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas" in its entirety, visit covid.ks.gov.

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