Covid -19 Restrictions

Updated guidelines are as follows

  • Restaurants, bars, and taverns may resume operating according to their permitted hours, and no longer need to close to in-person service at midnight, though these establishments must follow Social Distancing Requirements between separate parties and tables, from back of chair to back of chair.

  • All attendees and staff at events must follow masking and social distancing guidelines. While events are no longer required to submit a mitigation plan, the Kansas City Health Department will be available for consultation to ensure safety at these events.

  • Provided all attendees follow masking and social distancing guidelines, there is no upper limit on gathering size.

  • Guidelines that remain unchanged

  • Masks must be worn in all indoor spaces with more than one person per room, and all outdoor spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained.

  • Restaurants, bars, taverns, and events must follow Social Distancing Requirements between separate parties and tables, from back of chair to back of chair.

  • Indoor and outdoor patrons at facilities where food or drink is served for on-site consumption (including event spaces) must be seated and masked at all times, except when actively eating or drinking.

  • Business and event operators must immediately report any known COVID-19 cases among staff or patrons to the Kansas City Health Department.

  • Any violations of this order can be sent to COVIDViolations@kcmo.org. Businesses found to be violating these regulations may be fined, suspended, or shuttered by Kansas City government.