Jackson County has issued an extension of the Stay at Home Order, requiring residents to stay-at-home except for essential needs until May 15. The intent of this order is to ensure the maximum number of people self-isolate in their places of residence to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The City of Blue Springs falls under the jurisdiction of the Jackson County Public Health State of Emergency, therefore, the Stay At Home Order implemented by Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. applies to residents and businesses in Blue Springs.
The new Stay At Home Order also modifies and clarifies further what is and is not prohibited.
• Use of playgrounds, dog parks, public picnic areas, and similar recreational areas is prohibited. These areas must be closed to public use. The Blue Springs Dog Park and all park shelters are closed immediately to comply with these orders.
• Use of shared public recreational facilities such as tennis and basketball courts, pools, and rock walls is prohibited. These facilities have already been closed by the City of Blue Springs.
• Sports requiring people to share a ball or other equipment must be limited to people in the same household
• Requires essential businesses to develop a social distancing protocol before April 20, 2020.
• Funerals limited to no more than 10 people attending
• Essential businesses expanded to include service providers that enable residential transactions (notaries, title companies, Realtors, etc.); funeral homes and cemeteries; moving companies, rental car companies and rideshare services that specifically enable essential activities
• Essential businesses that continue to operate facilities must scale down operations to their essential component only.
Jackson County has provided a list of Frequently Asked Questions to help guide residents through this process. Residents may call Jackson County Health Department for additional questions at (816)-404-9883.
During this time, the City of Blue Springs will continue to provide vital City Services while modifying staff hours to follow the most current Centers For Disease Control (CDC) recommendations. City Hall and all City facilities, including the Howard L. Brown Public Safety Building, 1100 SW Smith Street; Vesper Hall, 400 NW Vesper St; The Fieldhouse, 425 NE Mock Ave; and Public Works Operations, 500 SE Sunnyside School Rd will remain closed to the public until at least May 15.
City phones will still be active and we encourage residents to call 816-228-0110 or use our website www.bluespringsgov.com to determine the appropriate email or phone number to contact each department directly.
Police Department staff will continue to perform normal operations, but the Public Safety Building will be closed to the public. Call 911 for emergencies and (816) 228-0151 for non-emergency police services.
Blue Springs Municipal Court will be postponing all dockets to a later date. Court staff will be notifying defendants and lawyers of new dates soon.
All city parks and trails are open, however playground equipment, skate parks ball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, etc., are closed. The Adams Pointe Golf Course is still open at this time, but taking precautions for the health and safety of patrons.
We will continue to provide updates and take additional measures as needed for the safety of our residents and employees as the situation warrants.
Please visit our City’s website at www.bluespringsgov.com/COVID19 for all COVID-19-related updates and information. For more information about the Jackson County Order, please visit www.jacksongov.org.
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