On March 28, 2020, Governor Laura Kelly issued a state-wide stay at home order instructing Kansans to stay in their homes unless performing essential activities. The order was then extended and is set to expire this Sunday, May 3. News sources indicate that Governor Kelly does not intend to extend the order and will allow it to expire.
While many of the counties in the eastern half of the state have reached their peak in cases for COVID-19, counties in western Kansas are still seeing daily increases in their numbers. According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Finney County has reported 140 active cases. (updated April 26) Ford County and Seward County have reported 459 and 336 active cases, respectively.
Our local communities are still unsure when business will get back to normal, but many businesses stand ready to assist the community in staying healthy while we try to resume some sense of normalcy.
Many local businesses have assisted in the fabrication and distribution of face masks for both personal and business use. Huber’s Upholstery and Bridal N More both have manufacturing capacity and are taking special orders for commercial use. For those looking for masks for personal use, many local crafters have homemade masks for sale on various Facebook trader sites. Sagehouse Bath & Body, Roots Juice & Wellness and Porters A Beautiful Mess have masks available for purchase. These businesses are supplying the community now via alternate methods, including curbside pickup, shipping and delivery services.
Below is the contact information for these businesses:
Huber’s Upholstery- 910 E Fulton, 620.276.6691
Bridal N More- 1660 Larue Ste B, Schulman Crossing 620.640.6223
Sagehouse Bath & Body- 312 N Main St 620.277.7474
Porter’s- 103 E Walnut 620.640.0806
Roots Juice & Wellness- 216 N. Main St 620.260.2864
Stay Safe and Healthy and Shop Local when you can!