Press Release - 3/28/2020 - 2pm
March 28, 2020 – 2pm
In light of Governor Kelly’s Executive Order No. 20-16 which becomes effective at 12:01am, Monday, March 30, Barton County will continue to maintain its current operational plan for providing services. The Courthouse remains closed to the public with other departments either closed to the public, operating by appointment or operating with limited access.
Barton County currently has no positive COVID-19 cases and continues to stress the practice of good hygiene by coughing into your sleeve, frequently washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or more, disinfect high touch areas continually and practice social distancing by maintaining a 6 foot perimeter.
Per the Governor’s Stay At Home Executive Order it is recommended Essential Businesses who are remaining open take proactive measures to ensure compliance with Social Distancing Requirements.
1. Designate 6-foot distances. Designating with signage, tape, or by other means 6-foot spacing for employees and customers in-line to maintain appropriate distance;
2. Hand sanitizer and sanitizing products. Having anti-microbial soap and water or hand sanitizer and sanitizing products readily available for employees and customers;
3. Separate operating hours for vulnerable populations. Implementing separate operating hours for elderly and vulnerable customers;
4. Online and remote access. Posting online whether a facility is open and how to best reach the facility and continue services by phone or remotely; and
5. Protective equipment. As supplies are available, providing employees who have frequent contact with the public with protective equipment, including but not limited to gloves and masks.
For more information on Essential Businesses, please go to: https://governor.kansas.gov/keff/
We will continue to provide further information as it becomes available.