BOURBON COUNTY, Kan. – Officials pass an emergency stay-at-home order to take effect at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2020. It will remain in effect for 30 days, until 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, 2020 unless officials amend it sooner.
The order will be enforced. It states “Violations of this order are punishable by fine of up to $2,500.”
Anyone living in Bourbon County, Kansas are ordered to stay at home. If using a shared or outdoor space when outside their home, residents must maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any other person, as much as reasonably possible.
There are exceptions laid out in the full order.
All public and private gatherings of any number of people happening outside a single household or living unit are prohibited, unless they meet exemptions laid out in the order. It also states that places of public amusement, such as playgrounds and theaters, shall be closed to the public.
The order states, “individuals may leave their residence only to perform any of the following Essential Activities,” those include:
- health and safety
- necessary supplies and services
- outdoor activity
- to take care of others
For businesses and other operations, the order requires them to comply with social distancing requirements.