GRANDVIEW MAYOR LEONARD JONES REACTS TO STATEWIDE STAY AT HOME ORDER
This evening, Missouri Governor Mike Parson issued a stay at home order for the state through April 24 and will take effect Monday, April 6. You can read the order here.
If you think COVID-19 isn’t in Grandview, it is. At last count, more than a dozen people living in Grandview have tested positive, including Missouri State Representative Joe Runions who is blessed enough to now be recovering at home. I know staying at home and keeping our distance from each other is tough; but we all need to do this so the sick won’t overwhelm our hospitals in the coming weeks. A loved one’s life might depend on your actions. If we continue what we’re doing, rest assured we will get there.
Governor Parson’s order is very similar to the Jackson County stay at home order we’ve been complying with since March 17. There are exceptions, like traveling to meet your basic needs and going to: banks, grocery stores, gas stations, doctor’s offices and hospitals, pharmacies, and restaurants with takeout and delivery options. I’ve said it once and I will say it again: to stop the spread of this virus, we must stay home right now. It’s that simple.
Let’s all do our part for the greater good and Grandview. The more we stay home, the sooner our lives can get back to normal. Stay home and stay safe.
APRIL 2, 2020
April 1, 2020
A second person in Jackson County has died of COVID-19. Jackson County Health Department says the woman in her 80s was from Eastern Jackson County. You can now monitor cases specifically in Jackson County on their new dashboard at: https://arcg.is/08fCHa
MARCH 30, 2020
Grandview DMV and property tax collections are now serving customers on a limited basis. You can mail, email, or drop off your paperwork at the City Hall front doors or at the drive-through window on the west side of the building. Make sure you have all your paperwork in order. Find the required documents here.
Mayor Leonard Jones Responds to Jackson County Stay at Home Order which takes effect at 12:01 on Tuesday, March 24. If you prefer to read his statement, it's in the news section at the bottom of the page.
During this time, we encourage people to handle City business through phone and email, as well as our available online services:
Jackson County Executive Frank White proposed a $10 million emergency funding response in honor of Rep. Runions called the Rep. Joe Runions Act. The biggest beneficiary of the funding would be $3 million to Truman Medical Centers for needed medical equipment like ventilators, and increasing their testing and bed capacity. Remainder of funding would go for testing kits for Jackson County Health Department, food delivery, additional safety equipment for first responders, and money for temporary shelters to increase hospital capacity.
March 22, 2020
The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Jackson County is growing daily and exponentially. To slow the spread of the virus, Jackson County is ordering its residents to stay at home effective Tuesday, March 24 at midnight. This applies to the City of Grandview. This order states everyone should stay inside their homes for 30 days, exceptions being for travel to meet your basic needs, including:
Grandview Mayor Leonard Jones needs every citizen to honor this order. “I know County Executive White made this tough decision because lives depend on it,” explained Mayor Jones. “This is the right thing to do and it’s our job as citizens of Grandview and Jackson County to do what’s best for the greater good. Stay home and remember if we all do what’s being asked of us, the sooner our lives can return to normal.”
The City of Grandview will be operating with limited staff effective Monday, March 23. Only employees in essential positions, and sworn Police and Fire personnel, will be reporting to Grandview City facilities. The following is a list of City closings through April 24:
All playgrounds at City parks
The View Community Center
Parks & Recreation and Public Works Maintenance Facility
Fire Departments No. 1, 2 and 3
Grandview Police Department records unit
The Grandview Police Department lobby will remain open.
To help you understand what this order means and where you can go, Jackson County has created a list of frequently asked questions at https://www.jacksongov.org/1186/Stay-at-Home-FAQs. In addition, The City of Grandview will continue to make frequent updates to www.grandview.org/COVID19 which includes more news on how this is affecting our community, important links, phone numbers, and the latest facts from Centers for Disease Control, Missouri Department of Health and Human Services, and World Health Organization.
As part of the Jackson County State of Emergency declaration, restaurants, clubs, bars and taverns have been ordered to close with delivery and take-out being the exceptions. Remember your Grandview restaurants as you consider your next meal. To make it easy for you, we've provided this list. Small local businesses are in GREEN.
Public Encouraged to Use Online Resources for City Business
Jackson County amended its State of Emergency declaration on Sunday, March 15 to limit crowd sizes to 50 which includes the City of Grandview. As a precaution, Grandview has closed The View Community Center to the public through March 22. City Hall remains open.
Right now, prevention is key. In addition to frequent cleanings at City Hall, we’ve canceled all non-essential meetings and are asking the public to use online resources so we can monitor the number of people inside the building at one time:
No court cases are being heard through March 27. Staff is still conducting business and can be reached at (816) 316-4897. Fines are still being accepted online here.
While there are no positive cases of COVID-19 cases in Jackson County or Grandview, we’d like to keep it that way. Everyone knows now this is a situation with a lot of moving parts and decisions are being made day-to-day. Closings and cancellations can be inconvenient, but right now it’s important for all of us to do our part for the greater good.