March 22, 2020 ~ 3:16 p.m.

By Jim Eden, Assistant Fire Chief

Based on the urgency of the COVID-19 public health emergency, Jackson County has issued a stay-at-home order effective 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, March 24. The order is necessary to slow the rapid progression of COVID-19 to the maximum extent possible. It will stay in effect through April 24 and may be extended based on recommendations from public health officials.

All individuals currently living within Jackson County are ordered to stay at home at their place of residence, except to obtain or provide essential services. If using spaces outside the residence, individuals should maintain social distancing of at least six feet.

All businesses, organizations and individuals should refer to the Executive Order for clarity on restrictions. Jackson County has also provided FAQs on their website. Jackson County is the local authority having jurisdiction during this public health emergency.

Effective Tuesday, March 24, City Hall will be closed to all public access. The City will continue to provide essential services such as water, emergency response and maintenance of streets. Residents and businesses are encouraged to use online resources available on the City’s website,

Residents are encouraged to seek factual, reliable information about COVID-19. Visit the CDC’s website at and the Jackson County Health Department’s website at For questions regarding COVID-19 in Missouri, call the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services 24/7 hotline at 877.435.8411. Local information is available on the City’s COVID-19 information page,