Stay at Home Order issued for Osage County
LYNDON — A Stay at Home Order has been issued for Osage County, Thursday, March 26, residents will be directed to stay at home to help limit the spread of COVID-19. This order
is in effect until further notice.
Under the order, everyone is directed to stay home except for essential needs, such as getting food, caring for a relative or friend, getting necessary health care or going to an essential job. Vulnerable populations must stay home.
This step, adopted by several Kansas counties, is critical to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in Osage County.
Non-essential businesses may continue operations if employees are able to work from home. Individuals identified by their employers as essential employees will be able to work on-site if they do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, fever, cough, shortness of breath.
Essential activities may continue and include:
- Obtaining medicine or seeing a doctor or other health care provider.
- Getting necessary services or supplies for themselves, their family or household members such
as food, pet food, or supplies necessary for staying home.
- Obtaining supplies for maintaining a household.
- Obtaining supplies necessary for working from home.
- Engaging in outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking, or running.
- Performing work providing essential services at an essential business.
- Caring for family member in another household.
- Caring for the elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities or vulnerable persons.
Essential businesses are organizations that provide the goods or services needed for an essential
- Hospitals, health care professionals
- Childcare facilities
- Government Operations
- Pharmacies, health care supply stores and health care facilities
- Grocery stores and convenience stores
- Agricultural stores or stores that provide essential food and goods for animals
- Gas stations
- Auto repair facilities
- Garbage collection
- Hardware stores, plumbers, electricians, exterminators and other service providers necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operation of residences and other essential businesses
- Education institutions, for the purposes of facilitating distance learning
- Businesses that ship or deliver groceries, food and goods directly to residences
- Food cultivation, including farming
- Newspapers and other media services
- Restaurants and other facilities the serve food
- Business supplying products needed for people to work from home
- Funeral homes
- Companies supplying essential needs of people