The Lenexa Chamber is committed to adapting how we serve our members during this challenging period. Chamber staff will continue to communicate with our members regularly via email and social media to keep you connected and informed about events. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook at @LenexaChamber.


Effective Friday, July 3, Governor Laura Kelly issued a statewide Executive Order requiring most Kansans to wear a mask in public indoor spaces and public outdoor spaces where 6’ of social distancing cannot be maintained. Gov. Kelly says the move is necessary to address a surge in COVID-19 cases and avoid another shutdown.

Find specific guidance on the circumstances under which a mask must be worn under the Order, including requirements for all businesses and organizations, here. Read her press release announcing the requirement here.

State legislation permits counties to opt out of or modify the Order. The Johnson County Commission voted to affirm the Order, subject to further consideration as circumstances warrant.

Effective November 16, Johnson County approved a new Public Health Order to combat a spike in COVID-19 cases. Officials emphasize the new Order is not a stay-at-home order or other lockdown. The Order will continue until January 31 or until it is modified or rescinded.

Why hospital bed capacity is becoming a significant concern
Video published by Saint Luke’s Health System and University of Kansas Health System on Nov. 14, 2020. 

The Order, which applies to Johnson County residents and businesses, contains both continuing and new provisions including:

  • Continuing current mask requirements.
  • Requiring social distancing, but with exceptions including certain business-related guidelines.
  • Limiting mass gatherings to 50 people or 50% capacity, whichever is less, and subject to Order requirements like social distancing, with exceptions for religious activities, licensed childcare facilities, schools and school activities, courts, and certain business categories (some of which are covered by specific guidelines in other parts of the Order, including bars, restaurants, and fitness facilities.) Retail is not considered a “mass gathering” for purposes of the Order.
  • Imposing a 12am curfew for in-person dining/consumption at bars, restaurants and other businesses with liquor licenses, but carry-out, delivery and curbside service may continue after 12am.
  • Prohibiting entertainment venues from hosting events with more than 2,000 in attendance (events like parades and festivals are also prohibited.)
  • Limiting attendance at youth and recreational sports activities (does not apply to high school or collegiate sports.)

Read the full Order here. Read Johnson County’s FAQs here.

Find additional Johnson County reopening resources and information at


Please click on the images above to visit the government organization’s website.


Please check our events calendar at as well as your email and social media for updates on future events.

We understand the economic and emotional impact COVID-19 measures have had on many of our members and community businesses. The Lenexa Chamber of Commerce will continue to provide resources, information, and support services as they become available.


Johnson County Public Health Order Nov 2020 NEW
Johnson County FAQs About Public Health Order NEW
Why Hospital Bed Capacity Is A Significant Concern NEW
U.S. Chamber STATE-Specific Reopening Guidance
U.S. Chamber SECTOR-Specific Reopening Guidance
Johnson County Printable/Downloadable Mask Usage Graphics
State/Local Executive Order Requiring Mask Usage in Public Spaces 
Reopening Johnson County Guidance
Statewide Ad Astra Reopening Plan
CDC – Detailed Guidance for Opening America Back Up 
CDC – Workplace Reopening Decision Tree 
CDC – Guidance/Decision Trees for Where You Live, Work, Learn, Pray, and Play
U.S. Chamber’s Small Business Reopening Playbook
U.S. Chamber’s 4 Steps to Reopening Safely 

Financial Assistance

Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security (CARES)

             Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Don’t Qualify for the PPP?

IRS Updated FAQ on Employee Retention Tax Credit–Qualifying Gov’t Orders
IRS Updated FAQ on Employee Retention Tax Credit – Suspended Business
IRS Expanded FAQ on Employee Retention Credits
Learn about the Employee Retention Credit
U.S. Chamber Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit

Federal SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program 

Main Street Lending Program
Fed Reserve Expands Main Street Lending Program to Help Smaller Businesses
Article on Expanded Main Street Lending Program
Main Street Lending Program Documents for Lenders/Borrowers
U.S. Chamber Guide to the Main Street Lending Program

Updated IRS FAQs on NOL and Corporate AMT
IRS FAQs On NOLs and Transition Tax
IRS Temp Procedures to Fax Forms For Refunds for Prior Year Minimum Tax Liability of Corps and NOL Deductions on How Fed Reserve’s New Mainstreet Lending Program Differs From Tapped-Out EIDL/PPP 
Kansas Dept. of Commerce – Hospitality Industry Relief Emergency (HIRE) Fund
Kansas City Metro Area Business Assistance Relief Fund

Workplace Regulations

Employer Obligations Under the Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Updated CDC Guidance for Businesses and Employers
CDC Employer Guidance for Office Buildings 
CDC Guidance for Welcoming Back Employees
Updated COVID-Related OSHA Enforcement Guidance
OSHA Revised Requirement to Track Workplace COVID Cases
New OSHA Safety Alert for Restaurants Offering Curbside/Take-Out Service
CDC Guidance on Reopening — Cleaning/Disinfecting
U.S. Chamber Briefing on OSHA’s Response on Workplace Safety and COVID Exposure
OSHA Guidance on Employer Good Faith Efforts During COVID-19
OSHA Grants Employers Temporary Enforcement Discretion
Updated EEOC Guidance
CDC – Updated Manufacturing Facility Protocol
OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
State Executive Order Allowing Notaries/Witnesses to Act Remotely 
Temporary Signs in Lenexa Under COVID-19 Measures


KS Department of Commerce Hiring/Jobs Portal for Employers and Employees 
Lenexa Chamber Job Opportunities Board 

General Resources

Article – Insights on How to Work with Employees Hesitant to Return to Work
Kansas Small Business Development Center Office at JCCC – Business Support and Counseling
Kansas Small Business Development Center Resources – General
U.S. Small Business Administration – Kansas City District Office Guidance for Employers to Plan & Respond to COVID-19
Interactive Workplace Flyer
Things You Can Do For Your Business Now’s 90-Day 6-Step Action Plan to Help Save Your Business


Local Resource for Employees With Children Learning Remotely
Kansas DOL Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program FAQ
U.S Chamber on Health Coverage Options If Employer Coverage Is Lost Due to COVID
U.S. Chamber on Unemployment Insurance Under the CARES Act
KS Dept. of Labor – Filing for Unemployment Benefits
Workplace Tips for Employees – COVID-19
KS Department of Commerce Hiring/Jobs Portal for Employers and Employees 
State Executive Order Extending Deadlines for Occupational Licenses and Continuing Ed


World Health Organization (WHO)
U.S. Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Specific Guidelines for Travelers
Symptoms of COVID-19
CDC’s Expanded List of COVID-19 Symptoms
CDC Guidance on Reopening — Cleaning/Disinfecting
CDC – Guidance/Decision Trees for Where You Live, Work, Learn, Pray, and Play


Johnson County Public Health Order Nov 2020 NEW
Johnson County FAQs About Public Health Order NEW
Johnson County Printable/Downloadable Mask Usage Graphics
State/Local Executive Order Requiring Mask Usage in Public Spaces
Reopening Johnson County Guidance
Statewide Ad Astra Reopening Plan
Johnson County COVID-19 Dashboard — Cases, Trends, Hospital Utilization/Capacity, and More
City of Lenexa COVID-19 Info and Resources
Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE)
Johnson County Department of Health & Environment (JCDHE)
AdventHealth Coronavirus Resource Hub


CDC Guidelines to Manage Stress & Anxiety
60 Digital Resources for Mental Health Support 


U.S. Dept. of State – Travel Advisories
Kansas City International Airport (MCI)


Lenexa Chamber Members Offering Food/Bev Delivery, Take-Out and/or Curbside Service
Lenexa Chamber Membership Directory
Curbside KC

Last Updated November 16, 2020