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Current phase: 1.5

Johnson County and state enter Phase 1.5

On Monday, May 18, Johnson County joined the rest of the state in adhering to Phase 1.5 of the Governor's Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas.

Johnson County will continue to follow the Governor's reopening plan as the phases roll out.

Here's an updated look at anticipated reopening dates for industries in Johnson County. Get an accessible version.

Read Executive Order 20-31. View frequently asked questions about the Governor's plan.

Key Phase 1.5 highlights:

  • Mass gatherings of more than 10 individuals continue to be prohibited;
  • Nail salons, barber shops, hair salons, tanning salons, tattoo parlors and other personal service businesses where close contact cannot be avoided may open, but only for pre-scheduled appointments or online check-in;
  • Fitness centers and health clubs may open, but in-person group classes may not occur and locker rooms must be closed except as necessary to use restroom facilities.
  • In-person commencement or graduation ceremonies may occur with no more than 10 individuals in a room, gymnasium, or facility at one time as long as 6-foot physical distancing is maintained. Outdoor drive-through graduation ceremonies during which no more than 10 individuals are in the same area outside of their vehicles at a time (i.e. school administration, graduate, family members, etc.) are allowed.

Under Phase 1.5, 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 already operating curbside and carryout services;
  • Non-tribal casinos;
  • Theaters, museums and other indoor leisure spaces (trampoline parks, arcades, etc.);
  • Community centers;
  • Outdoor and indoor large entertainment venues with capacity of 2,000 or more;
  • Fairs, festivals, carnivals, parades;
  • Swimming pools (other than backyard pools);
  • Organized sports facilities, sports tournaments, sports games and sports practices; and
  • Summer camps.

Get more on Phase 1.5.


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