BELTON JOINS METRO CITIES ON LOCKDOWN

Belton Mayor Jeff Davis has issued a Stay at Home Order for the city of Belton, joining the CORE 4 partners of Jackson County, Mo.; Johnson County, Kan.; Kansas City, Mo., and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kan., who have announced a stay at home order.

Effective 12:01 a.m., Tuesday, March 24, the order’s intent is to slow the rate of community spread of COVID-19 which, in turn, will help keep our health system and care providers from being overwhelmed, according to city officials.


“The city of Belton, Missouri, is joining these CORE 4 partners in this stay at home order as we continue to deal with this crisis head on,” said Police Chief and Director of Emergency Management James Person.


“We are addressing how this Order affects the daily lives of our residents with information on essential businesses and will provide updates as we are able," Person said.


Mayor Jeff Davis amended his original order, which accompanied his Proclamation Declaring a State of Emergency, to a stay at home order.


The order includes direction that all non-essential businesses must cease all in-person operations and that residents may leave their residence or place of rest only to perform essential activities, effective Tuesday, March, 24.


Guidance on essential businesses and activities is provided in the city of Belton’s Amended Order 20-01, found here. In addition, an FAQ document can be found here.


All so-described essential businesses must continue to comply with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for maintaining a clean and safe work environment including rules that enable social distancing of at least 6 feet.


“We also continue our close coordination with Cass County Health Department, our hospital and health professionals and emergency managers here and in other jurisdictions,” said Person. “We are all in this together.”


The city of Belton has previously reported cancellations, closures and other initiatives to limit COVID-19 exposure. Updates and more information can be found at http://bit.ly/beltoncovid19.

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