Shawnee County Issues Local Reopening Plan


Today the Health Officer has issued a clarification to the Phase 1.5 for Shawnee County:

  • Dance Studios have been previously classified under gyms and sports/sports complexes.
  • Dance studios (like gyms) can give one on one instruction provided they maintain social distancing and adhere to CDC recommendations on cleaning and hygiene.
  • Dance studios group practices, group rehearsals and group classes are prohibited.

***Original Story***

The document, A Guide to Re-opening Shawnee County, Kansas Under Ad Astra 1.5 has been developed by the Shawnee County COVID-19 Response Team.

The document provides guidance, local restrictions, and clarifications of the Governor’s Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas document that was updated to contain Phase 1.5 on May 14, 2020.

Phase 1.5 of the state’s plan starts at 12:01 am Monday morning (May 18, 2020) as does the A Guide to Re-opening Shawnee County Kansas.

The State’s plan notes that local governmental units can issue additional rules.

The entire document can be found here.