Phase 1 of Governor Laura Kelly's 3-Phase plan to reopen the state's economy goes into effect on Monday, May 4th.
The Montgomery County Commissioners held a special meeting discussing Phase 1 and how it will be different in the county compared to the statewide restrictions put forth by Governor Kelly.
There was plenty of debate and discussion regarding Religious Gatherings and how the county should handle that aspect. The county originally set plans that religious services should adhere to mass gatherings and social distancing guidelines. However, after discussion between health officials and the commissioners, the decision was made to change the guidelines for religious gatherings to match Governor Kelly's restrictions.
Montgomery county is a little more restrictive when it comes to restaurants. Restaurants that are also bars must close when food ceases to be served. There will also still be no buffets and no self-serving drinks.
The state did not disallow the use of playground equipment in parks but Montgomery county is still prohibiting the use of playground equipment and picnic tables through Phase one.
The county commissioners and health officials will continue to monitor the number of cases of the Coronavirus throughout the next couple of weeks to determine how they will set up Phase two and how that will compare to Governor Laura Kelly's restrictions.
The Courthouse will remain closed until at least May 18th when Phase two is expected to begin in the state. Departments can still be reached by phone and many services through the courthouse can also be done online.
To view Phase one of Governor Laura Kelly's plan to reopen the state, click here.
To view Phase one that has been put forth for Montgomery County, click here.