In order to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Lyon County Health Officer, Renee Hively, RN-BSN, issued an order which closes certain business to the public.
The order from Hively shall apply to all restaurants, dining facilities, bars, taverns, clubs and movie theaters in Lyon County, Kansas.
There locations are hereby ordered closed to the public effective at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2020 until further notice.
Any such establishment may continue to provide carryout, drive-through and delivery food and beverage services.
In all areas, establishments must follow the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), federal, state and local public health officials for social distancing and infection control measures.
This order does not allow for there to be any dine-in seating whatsoever at the establishments listed in the order.
Emergency Order Of Local Health Officer
Emergency Public Health Order issued on this 19th day of March 2020 to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic in Lyon County, Kansas, pursuant to the authority provided in K.S.A. 65-119 and K.S.A. 65-129b and other applicable laws or regulations.
WHEREAS, the Local Health Officer is authorized and required, pursuant to K.S.A. 65-119 and K.S.A. 65-129b to immediately exercise and maintain a supervision over known or suspected cases of any infectious or contagious disease during its continuance, and to issue orders seeing that all such cases are properly handled and that the provisions of the Kansas public health laws as to isolation, quarantine and disinfection are duly enforced: and
WHEREAS, the Local Health Officer is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and is authorized to prohibit public gatherings when necessary for the control of any all infectious or contagious diseases, pursuant to K.S.A. 65-119: and
WHEREAS on the 12th day of March, 2020 the Governor of the State of Kansas, Laura Kelly, found that a disaster had occurred, or the threat thereof was imminent as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and the confirmed outbreak and person-to-person spread of COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, COVID-19, a respiratory disease that spreads easily from person to person and may result in serious illness or death, has been confirmed in Kansas, resulting in serious illness and at least one death to date in Kansas; and
WHEREAS, such conditions endanger health, safety and welfare of persons and property within the border of Lyon County, Kansas; and
WHEREAS, to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Lyon County Local Health Officer, all recommend implementation of community mitigation strategies to increase containment of the virus, including cancellation of large gatherings and social distancing in smaller gatherings; and
WHEREAS, the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 and the resulting epidemic in the United States and in Kansas continue to threaten the life and health of our citizens and visitors as well as the economy and remains a public disaster affecting life, health, property, and the public peace.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDERED by the Local Health Officer, pursuant to the above authorities, that: