officers in Johnson and Wyandotte counties said they thought a May 11
start date was safer for their communities. They still are strongly
urging people who are out and about to wear cloth masks in public
Johnson County is mostly following Kansas Gov. Laura
Kelly’s phased approach in reopening statewide, while Wyandotte County
is taking a more restrictive approach.
Johnson County, here are some of the places that residents and
customers can start to visit that they couldn’t before. You can read the
county’s reopening plan here.
such as law firms and advertising agencies that don’t usually serve the
public can open with social distancing among workers.
Restaurants can offer dine-in service for parties of 10 or fewer people but tables must be at least 6 feet apart.
Farmers markets are allowed, with social distancing.
Retail stores such as clothing and gift shops can serve shoppers, with social distancing.
Churches can hold services with more than 10 people but social distancing is required between families.
The motor vehicle offices in Olathe and Mission are open on a limited basis, but reservations are required. (You can make them here in order to secure a place in line.) Still, the county strongly urges patrons to conduct as much business online as possible.
The New Century and Executive airports are also open as of Monday, May 11.
However, here are the things you still can’t do:
Visit a bar or nightclub except for curbside or carryout.
Get a haircut or a massage.
Visit a gym, library, playground or community center.
Attend a theater or other indoor entertainment venue.
Those types of businesses can’t open at least until May 18 under Kansas’ reopening plan. That second phase depends on virus data trends improving.