Mar 29, 2020 6:11 PM

Ellis Co Health Department's statement on stay-at-home order

Posted Mar 29, 2020 6:11 PM

Ellis County Health Department

Pursuant to Executive Order 20-16 as of March 30th at 1201 am Ellis County and all of Kansas will be subject to a Stay at Home order. Ellis County Health Department encourages all Kansans to read and understand this order. Executive Order 20-16 define the limitations and exemptions for all Kansans. Ellis County Health Department encourages all Kansans to follow this order.

All Kansans are directed to stay in their homes unless you are performing an essential function. Activities that are permitted are obtaining food, medicine or other household necessities, and seeking medical care. Performing an essential function as defined in the KEFF framework EO-20-16. Caring for children, family members or pets and care of a vulnerable person at another location. Engaging in outdoor activities provided that social distancing of greater than 6 ft and group sizes of 10 people or less are maintained. Families are still permitted to gather privately.

The KEFF framework as defined in EO-20-16 contains the necessary functions that are exempt from the prohibitions in this order. No prior approval is required for individuals or entities to perform essential functions listed in the KEFF framework. Individuals or entities who are uncertain whether they perform functions exempted from the prohibitions of this may email [email protected] to determine whether their functions are deemed essential. Please do not call 911 or the dispatch center to determine work requirements or limitations.

ECHD encourages all residents to utilize this order and all guidance from the CDC and KDHE to keep themselves and loved ones safe in this tumultuous time. Please remember to take basic precautions like washing your hands, covering your cough and avoiding any non-essential time outside of your home. Stay informed as information changes frequently. For more information,  visit or We encourage you to access EO-20-16 at