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If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice. If you do not have a healthcare provider, call:
Johnson County COVID-19 Hotline
For virus-related questions only
913-715-CV19 (2819)
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick.
 

If you have questions about the phased reopening of the County,
check Johnson County's common questions page or call:
Johnson County Call Center
913.715.5000
Monday- Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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If you have questions about City operations, call:
913.477.7500

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Coronavirus

Last updated July 2, 2020
 

If you're visiting any indoor public space in Kansas (including restaurants, shops and stores) — and while outdoors in public spaces where you are not able to maintain a 6 foot distance between individuals — you must wear a mask under an executive order signed by Governor Laura Kelly.

Beginning Friday, July 3, 2020, the order requires everyone in Kansas to wear a covering over their nose and mouth when:

  • In indoor spaces open to the public
  • obtaining healthcare services
  • outdoors in public areas where a 6-foot distance between individuals can't be maintained
  • other relevant situations, including public and common areas of businesses and organizations

The order also outlines circumstances in which individuals are not required to wear masks, including:

  • eating or drinking at a restaurant
  • participating in some organized sports
  • doing work or activities that regulators or relevant professionals have deemed cannot be conducted safely while wearing a face covering

Children age 5 and under do not have to wear a mask. Neither do people with certain medical conditions and people who are deaf or hard of hearing where the ability to see the mouth is essential to communications. Other personal exemptions apply.

"This is a simple, proactive step we can take to keep Kansas at work, get our kids back to school, and keep ourselves and our neighbors healthy," Governor Kelly said in a release on June 29. "Wearing a mask is not only safe — but it is necessary to avoid another shutdown."

View the full executive order



How the City of Lenexa is responding to the ongoing public health crisis

These operational plans are in effect until further notice, unless indicated differently below. As this is an evolving situation, please check back here for additional details. 

City Hall

Limited Lenexa City Hall staff will be available to provide services during regular hours (Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

You are strongly encouraged to do business by email, website and phone whenever possible.

Community Development

For the safety of customers and staff, we ask that you complete your business online or by phone whenever possible. Please note, some functions may be delayed.

Visit Lenexa.com/permits to apply for permits and applications, pay fees, schedule inspections and track application status.

Pet licenses can be completed online at petdata.com.

For questions call 913.477.7500 or 913.477.7725 or email permits@lenexa.com

Human Resources

Drop in appointments are not available. Job applicants, please email humanresources@lenexa.com with questions. 

Municipal Court

Municipal Court resumed dockets on May 18.

Please visit our online records search to find your court date. Many cases can be handled without a personal appearance in court, please see those options below. 

If you do appear in person at the courthouse, you are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering. You can check-in by calling the Court Clerk's Office at 913.477.7600. You can wait outside or in your vehicle and receive a text message when your hearing is about to start.

The prosecutors are available to discuss cases via email. They can be reached at prosecutor@lenexa.com

Attorney dockets are available to be held via Zoom. Please contact the Court Clerk's Office at courts@lenexa.com for meeting details.

If you would like to schedule a time to conduct a Virtual Court hearing, please contact the Court Clerk's Office at courts@lenexa.com.

Payments for matters that do not require a court appearance can be made online, via phone (1.833.273.7449), via mail, or via drop box at the courthouse entrance. 

Amendments that can be performed at the Court Clerk's Office can be processed via email. Please contact courts@lenexa.com to request an amendment.

Police Department

Patrols will not decrease. Officers will exercise great discretion in their proactive enforcement activities. The following remain our highest priority calls for service:

  • Crimes in progress 
  • Issues affecting public safety
  • Issues affecting traffic safety and traffic flow
  • Medical calls in which officers could perform life-saving measures
  • Calls otherwise deemed critical in nature and time sensitive

When individuals call to request police services, it is possible that in rare instances we would take the report over the phone rather than dispatch an officer. We will still dispatch officers on high priority calls. Please do not hesitate to call 911 or our non-emergency line at 913.477.7301 if you need police services. We will then determine the best response to that request based on the information we receive.

The following services which ordinarily take place at our station are being suspended until further notice: 

  • Fingerprinting services
  • Child car-seat inspections
  • Old/unused/expired prescription medication drop-off
  • Internet sales transactions “meet-up location”
  • Citizen Volunteer Program
  • Citizen Ride-along Program

Fire Department

  • Services will be maintained throughout the state of emergency.
  • Please call 911 if you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency.
  • If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, contact your healthcare provider for medical advice.
  • Citizen and student ride along program will be suspended until further notice. 
  • All public education activities including station tours, CPR classes, Citizen Fire Academy, etc. will be suspended until further notice. 

Parks & Recreation

The Lenexa Parks & Recreation Department has worked hard to develop responsible operating plans as we aim for the safe, gradual reopening of services.

Parks & Recreation reopening plans

Current status highlights

Lenexa Parks & Recreation Face Covering Code of Conduct

Per Gov. Laura Kelly’s Executive Order #20-52, individuals over age 5 must wear face masks when entering Lenexa Parks & Recreation facilities and traveling through non-workout areas. This includes the Rec Center, Community Center, Senior Center, Thompson Barn, Indian Trails Aquatic Center and Legler Barn Museum. If you expect to participate in strenuous activity that could result in difficulty breathing while wearing a mask, we encourage you to wear a mask until you reach your location of exercise and after the exercise is complete. 

In addition, we strongly encourage members, guests and participants to wear masks while participating in activities where a mask is not restrictive to your breathing and you are comfortable performing the activity with it on. 

Face masks are strongly encouraged at the outdoor Farmers Market. 

No masks are allowed to be worn while in the water at a public pool.

Lenexa Farmers Market

The Lenexa Farmers Market is open on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

The outdoor Lenexa Farmers Market is already set up in a way that allows for social distancing. We continue to strongly encourage customers to wear a face mask.

COVID-19 health and safety precautions and expectations for shoppers

Lenexa Public Market

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s executive order mandating mask usage means that you’ll need to sport a face covering in most circumstances at the Public Market to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Starting Friday, July 3, if you’re shopping at a merchant stall, placing an order, walking through the market or attending a class, you must wear a mask. You do not need to wear a mask when seated at a table enjoying a meal or beverage.

Under the executive order, people are exempt from wearing a mask “while they are eating are drinking, provided they maintain a 6-foot distance between individuals (not including individuals who reside together or are seated together) with only infrequent or incidental moments of closer proximity.”

Masks are also not required for children age five and younger, people with certain medical conditions or people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Other exemptions also apply.

While wearing a mask is an important way to stop the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you continue to take these steps when you visit the Market:

  • Be patient, flexible and kind as everyone gets used to these changes.
  • Consider using carryout, curbside delivery and third-party delivery options, when available.
  • Please stay home if you are feeling ill or are showing signs or symptoms of the virus.
  • Be mindful to stay at least six feet away from other patrons and staff while in the Market.
  • Before moving tables, please ask a Market staff member.
  • Use the hand sanitizer stations available.
  • Do not come to the Market with groups larger than 10 people.

We are continuing to take the following steps to protect our customers, merchants and staff:

  • Tables are spaced at least six feet apart to meet social distancing guidelines, and seating is limited to groups of 10 customers or less.
  • We’ve placed signs on the floor to indicate proper social distancing.
  • High-touch surfaces and items are sanitized regularly, including but not limited to – door handles, push bars, tabletops and trash cans.
  • Market staff wear masks, wash hands often and wear gloves while busing tables.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available for community use.
  • Staff and vendors stay home if they are sick.

Please check LenexaPublicMarket.com for updated information. 

City Council and other board and commission meetings

The Lenexa City Council continues conducting its meetings at 7 PM on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Meetings are planned to be conducted in the City Hall Community Forum, 17101 W. 87th St. Pkwy.; however, due to the fluctuating circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, some meetings may need to be conducted remotely using Zoom, an online meeting tool. Notice will be sent to all subscribers of the City Council Agendas & Minutes. The Meeting Calendar on the city website will also have the most up-to-date information on meeting location.

Some Lenexa boards and commissions continue conducting meetings remotely using Zoom to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. For those meetings, board members, commission members and City staff will all participate in the meeting remotely. Members of the public may attend Zoom meetings virtually using the link and/or phone dial-in information provided in the Meetings Calendar section of the City’s website as well as on the specific meeting agenda itself. These boards and commissions will be prudent with the meeting time and consideration of agenda items.

Read more about meetings and see agendas


Health and safety resources

Reliable, updated information on COVID-19 can be found on these websites:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Johnson County

PrepareMetroKC

Kansas Department of Health and Environment

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