Here is a list of what counts as essential activities and essential businesses while ordering from home | FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – On Saturday, officials from Jackson County, Johnson County, Kansas, Wyandotte County, Leavenworth County and the city of Kansas City, Missouri announced a “stay-at-home” order “.

On Sunday, Platte County and Clay County in Missouri and Douglas County in Kansas announced they were also joining the order.

The order requires residents to stay put, with the only exceptions being for essential needs.

It will come into effect from Tuesday, March 24.

This measure is necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the Kansas City metro.

People at high risk of serious illness from COVID-19 and people who are sick are asked to stay in their residences, unless necessary to obtain medical attention.

Essential activities are activities or tasks that are essential to the health or safety of a person or the health and safety of their family or household members.

People at high risk of serious illness from COVID-19 and people who are sick are asked to stay in their residences, unless necessary to obtain medical attention.

Essential activities are activities or tasks essential to the health or safety of a person or the health and safety of members of their family or household. These activities include:

• Get medication or see a doctor or other health care provider
• Obtain necessary services or supplies for themselves or their family or household members, such as
food, pet food and supplies needed to stay home
• Obtain supplies needed to maintain a household
• Obtain supplies needed to work from home
• Engaging in an outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking, or running
• Perform work providing essential services in an essential business
• Caring for a family member in another household
• Caring for the elderly, minors, dependents, disabled or other vulnerable people

• are organizations that provide the goods or services necessary for an essential activity.

These include:

  • Hospitals
  • Nursery
  • Government operations
  • Restaurants for off-premises consumption
  • Food, beverages (pick-up, pick-up, or curbside), liquor stores and cannabis production, and agriculture
  • Construction
  • Lawn care companies
  • Financial institutions
  • Pharmacies, medical supply stores and health facilities
  • grocery stores
  • Automotive service stations and repair shops
  • Garbage collection
  • Hardware stores, plumbers, electricians, exterminators and other service providers necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operation of residences and other essential businesses.
  • Media
  • Educational institutions, for the purpose of facilitating distance learning;
  • Organizations that provide charitable and social services
  • Laundromats, dry cleaners and laundry service providers.
  • Hotels and motels, insofar as they are used for accommodation and the delivery or fulfillment
  • Transportation, for essential travel purposes.
  • Businesses that ship or deliver groceries, food and merchandise directly to residences;

Residents who suspect they may have COVID-19 should call their primary healthcare provider.

The order is expected to remain in effect until at least April 24, 2020.

As of Sunday afternoon, KDHE is reporting 64 positive cases of COVID-19 in the state of Kansas, including 28 in Johnson County and 14 in Wyandotte County. Both counties have recorded at least one virus-related death. Leavenworth and Douglas County are both reporting four cases and Franklin County is reporting one.

As of Saturday evening, the Missouri Department of Health reports 90 positive cases for the state of Missouri. Jackson, Boone and St. Louis counties have all reported at least one death. The health department is expected to issue an update Sunday evening.

Michelle J. Kelley