Pleasant Hill, Missouri
COVID-19
 

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RESOURCES and

INFORMATION



Confirmed cases of the coronavirus known as COVID-19 have been identified in Cass County. The City of Pleasant Hill is working with officials at the city, county, state and federal levels to monitor the global outbreak, implement practices recommended to contain its spread and take steps to keep residents and City staff healthy, safe and informed. 

Community Updates and What They Mean to YOU
The City of Pleasant Hill has declared a state of emergency. This allows the City to close city-owned facilities, suspend water shut offs, utilize emergency purchasing policies and electronic bid openings, and meet virtually when access to public meetings is limited. This emergency is in effect until further notice. May 4th - May 31st: The State of Missouri has announced the first phase of the Show-Me Strong Recovery Plan. For more information visit the City's Return to Work page. _________ April 27th - Missouri Governor announced first phase of " Missouri Show-Me-Strong Recovery" Plan to begin May 4th through May 31st. April 22nd - Cass County extended the stay-at-home order to May 3rd. April 16th - Today, Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced he is extending the Stay-at-Home Order until Sunday, May 3rd to give state leaders more time to "prepare the economy and get Missourians back to work." The order was previously set to end on April 24. April 16th - Parks & Recreation Tiny-Tots Volleyball and Volleyball leagues cancelled.  Baseball/softball has been postponed to games starting June 8th, 2020, practice starting May 25th, 2020. Competitive baseball teams please check emails and contact the Recreation Coordinator for more information. [email protected]
March 25th - Council issues a State of Emergency in response to COVID-19.  This allows the city flexibility to expedite emergency response efforts (waving penalties for late payments, credit card fees, water shut offs, etc.)

March 23rd - Cass County issues stay-at-home order

March 21st - Cass County limits social gatherings to 10 people or less

March 17th - Cass County issues a Public Health Emergency Order after 1st presumed positive case in the county.  
The Order declares that all restaurants, dining facilities, bars, taverns, clubs, and movie theaters in the County are to be closed to the public.  Restaurants may continue to provide curbside, drive-through, and delivery services. 

The Order further defines that a gathering does not include normal operations at spaces where persons may be in transit or coming and going individually or in groups of fewer than 10.

The Order will allow the continued operation of governmental and judicial functions, daycare facilities, grocery stores, pharmacies, healthcare facilities, private businesses, religious and faith-based activities, weddings, and funerals.  

March 16th - City Buildings closed to the public.  

March 12th
- City postpones municipal court docket


The City of Pleasant Hill is dedicated to delivering all core city services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  To comply with stay-at-home orders and social distancing, all city buildings are closed to the public except the entrance to Dispatch at the Police Station.  
Our staff will still be available as close to "normal" as possible, but in a remote capacity.  Please call 816-540-3135 with any questions or utilize the "Report a Concern" tool here.  


Non-essential services will be suspended.  This includes all Parks & Recreation programming, as well as, closing 
the Memorial Building and Community Building through at least April 6th.  No programmed or scheduled events will take place  during this time.  

What Can I Do

The best thing you can do is try to prevent the spread of any illness.  Avoid being exposed and practicing everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of disease.

  • wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • cover your coughs and sneezes
  • stay home 
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes
  • practice social distancing - give 6 feet of space from others
  • continue to support local businesses and utilize online orders, drive thru and curbside deliveries



Cass County Emergency Orders
The Cass County Health Department's press releases, orders and FAQ can be found at  Cass County Health


Additional Informational Resources, Websites and Phone Numbers

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services COVID-19 hotline 1-877-435-8411
City Hall:  816-540-3135
Non Emergency Police Department:  81-540-9109

Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services

National Institutes for Health (NIH)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)


USDA Resources to Assist Food Supply Chain
2 USDA Programs To Assist Our Food Supply Chain

USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program
Beyond direct support to farmers and ranchers, through this program, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service is partnering with 
national, regional, and local suppliers, whose workforce has been significantly impacted by the closure of restaurants, hotels, and other food service businesses, to purchase up to $3 billion in fresh produce, dairy, and meat products. The program will purchase $461 million in fresh fruits and vegetables, $317 million in a variety of dairy products, $258 million in meat products, and $175 million in a combination box of fresh produce, dairy, or meat products. Suppliers will package these products totaling $1.2 billion into family-sized boxes, then transport them to food banks, community and faith-based organizations, and other non-profits serving Americans in need from May 15 through June 30, 2020. AMS may elect to extend the period of performance of the contracts, via option periods, dependent upon program success and available remaining funds, up to $3 billion.  
More information is available at:   www.usda.gov/farmers-to-families

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, or CFAP
If you have farmers/ranchers in your community whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic ….. The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program provides direct relief to these producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19.

USDA is  accepting applications now through August 28, 2020.

Frequently asked questions may be accessed here.   More program detail is available here.


 

Small Business Help and Resources to help during the COVID-19 outbreak
Small Business Administration
Disaster Loan Assistance
Journal of Accountancy
KC Source Link
AltCap
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
Kauffman Foundation
Missouri Mainstreet Connection


Small Business Administration

The US Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for Missouri small businesses suffering economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  For more information visit:  SBA


KC Source Link
The KC Source Link team is working with city leaders and our resource partner network to serve you during the uncertainty of COVID-19.  Please inform them of what your business is facing.   KC SOURCE LINK


AltCap
AltCap Announces Small Business Relief Loan Fund to Provide Financial Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, the Kansas City Area Development Council, the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation supporting effort to aid small businesses

Kansas City, MO (March 31, 2020) – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new community-backed $5 million small business relief loan fund was launched today by AltCap, supported by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce (KC Chamber), the Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC) the Civic Council of Great Kansas City (Civic Council) and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. 

 The KC COVID-19 Small Business Relief Loan Fund is intended to provide immediate relief to local small businesses experiencing extreme economic disruption and financial strain as a result of the necessary public health measures to “flatten the curve” and combat the virus. Kansas City’s leading business and civic organizations, including the KC Chamber, KCADC and the Civic Council, are calling for additional support from other business and community leaders to add to commitments from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation; Michael and Leah Hoehn of Automated Systems, Inc. (ASI) and Neal and Angela Sharma of DEG; PortKC; and AltCap to reach the fund’s $5 million goal. 

For more information and to apply, visit:   www.alt-cap.org/covid-relief-fund


The Greater Kansas City Coalition
A coalition of charitable, business and government partners has joined together to create the Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund to address the needs of the Kansas City region's most vulnerable communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information visit:   Greater Kansas City Coalition


Kauffman Foundation
Given the scale and need of the COVID-19 response and recovery, the Kauffman Foundation is committing up to $2.8 million to support our community.  For more information visit:   Kauffman Foundation

Missouri Mainstreet Connection
Missouri Main Street Connection is dedicated to supporting our Main Street organizations and districts through the COVID-19 pandemic. We believe that local Main Street organizations play a vital role in helping small businesses through this trying time, and we are committed to providing resources to help in that effort. Missouri Main Street Connection is aiming to equip businesses and organizations with necessary tools in this changing economic landscape. 
For more information visit:   Missouri Mainstreet Connection





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