KEARNEY, MISSOURI

CCPHC PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY ORDER - Released March 22, 2020 by Gary E. Zaborac, Director of Public Health for the Clay County Public Health Center and Health Officer for the County of Clay. This Order will begin at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, March 24 and expire at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020, unless and until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing. (Current Emergency Order released March 18 is still in effect. See below for details.)

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE EMERGENCY ORDER

COVID-19 Corona Virus Info and Press Releases - Clay County Health Department
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Pursuant to the Order, Kearney Parks will be open; however, all playgrounds are closed.
We apologize for any inconvenience! City of Kearney Parks & Recreation

Republic Trash Service advises for driver safety, all trash must be placed within the trash container and the lid must be closed.
Additional trash left on the side will NOT be picked up.
We appreciate everyone's cooperation during these unprecedented times.

The Clay County Board of Election Commissioners has notified us the Municipal election has been moved to Jun 2nd.
More information here: https://www.claycoelections.com/

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NEWS RELEASE 3-22-2020

CLAY COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER ISSUES STAY AT HOME ORDER EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, 12:01 AM, MARCH 24th

As of 1300 hrs today, March 22, 2020 the COVID-19 update I received included:
*319,000 cases worldwide
*27,000 cases in the United States
*340 deaths in the United States
*90 cases in Missouri
*3 deaths in Missouri

In the Kansas City metro (MO Side), there are 25 cases. In the Kansas City metro (KS Side), there are 39 cases. 6 of these cases are in KCMO, Clay County reporting jurisdiction(North of the River in Clay County). It’s important to know these are fluid numbers and can change fast. The cases in Clay County are both travel and community spread related.

The Clay County Health Center has issued a Shelter-in-Place order to coincide with the City of Kansas City's Order. I’m proud to announce that the City of Kearney is joining our local neighboring cities in Clay County and we are all pursuing the same Shelter in Place Order.

Please understand this was not an easy decision to make. However, if we choose to not do this, we are placing our citizens at risk. My number one priority as your Mayor, is your health and safety. Please see below the Public Health Order in effect 12:01 a.m Tuesday March 24, 2020. All citizens must obey for your health and safety.

Thanks for your help in making sure we all stay as healthy as possible.

Mayor Randy Pogue

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NEWS RELEASE 3-18-2020

The Clay County Public Health Department is the City of Kearney's designated Health Officer, and the City relies upon their public health expertise.

Mayor Randy Pogue has issued a proclamation urging all Citizens to follow their recent directives posted on their website at: ClayHealth.com

Effective March 18, 2020, the Clay County Public Health Center (CCPHC) has issued a Public Health Emergency Order to take quick action to reduce the possibility of exposure to COVID-19 and to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Gary E. Zaborac, Director of Public Health for the Clay County Public Health Center and Health Officer for the County of Clay, including the City of Kearney.

More information concerning Coronavirus containment measures:
CDC
State of Missouri
Clay County Public Health Center (CCPHC)

People who are at a higher risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19 should also consider the following:

  • People 60 years and older should consider not attending large community events.

  • People with underlying chronic conditions or pregnant women should strongly consider not attending large community events.

  • People over 70 with underlying chronic conditions are strongly advised to not attend large community events.

Additional information concerning the Coronavirus may be found on the Clay County Health Department's website.


SPRING BULKY PICKUP
May 18TH THRU 22ND

This year spring bulky pickup will be done the same day as regular trash day the week of May 18th thru 22nd. For instance if Monday is regular trash day then bulky pickup will be done on Monday.
Click here for more info on what can be picked up and how to place items at the curb.
Tobacco 21 Ordinance adopted

The City of Kearney has joined the Tobacco 21 movement with the adoption of the attached City Ordinance 1412-2019, making it unlawful for any person to sell, provide or distribute tobacco products, alternative nicotine products or vapor products to persons under twenty-one (21) years of age.
Click here for more info.


2018 Water Quality Report Available Click here
Also known as the Consumer Confidence Report, this report enable water customers to make knowledgeable decisions about their health and their environment and provide consumers with the following information:
  • Identifies sources of our drinking water.
  • A brief summary of the susceptibility to contamination of the local drinking water source, based on the source water assessments.
  • How to get a copy of the water system’s complete source water assessment;
  • The level, or range of levels, of any contaminant found in local drinking water, as well as the federal health-based standard (maximum contaminant level) for comparison.
  • The likely source of any contaminant in the local drinking water supply.
  • Potential health effects of any contaminant detected in violation of health standards, and an accounting of the system’s actions to restore safe drinking water.
  • The water system’s compliance with other drinking water-related rules.
  • Educational information on nitrate, arsenic, or lead in areas where these contaminants are detected above 50 percent of federal standards.
  • Phone numbers for additional sources of information.


Counting Kearney in 2020
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of workers for temporary jobs available nationwide in advance of the 2020 Census. Click on the link above for links on information of local jobs.


Community for All Ages

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SPRING BULKY PICKUP DATE CHANGED TO
MAY 18th THRU 22nd

This year spring bulky pickup will be done the same day as regular trash day the week of May 18th thru 22nd. For instance if Monday is regular trash day then bulky pickup will be done on Monday.
Click here for more info on what can be picked up and how to place items at the curb.

NEWS RELEASE

City of Kearney Facility Closures

By order of Mayor Randy Pogue, the City of Kearney is expanding steps to ensure the health of our community, staff, and making sure we have a plan for continuity of City services in place. Beginning Tuesday, March 17, THE FOLLOWING City facilities will be closed to the public through March 31.

  • Kearney City Hall Lobby (Foyer Open)
  • Kearney City Museum
  • Kearney Firehouse Creative Center
  • Kearney Senior Center
  • All Parks & Rec youth sports practices and games
  • Senior Trips Canceled for Mar 25 and Apr 1
  • Parks shelter rentals
  • Municipal Court (March 23 cases will be moved to April 27)
  • Recycling and composting facility (also thru Mar 31)

The Kearney City Hall Foyer Doors will remain open during normal business hours. During this time, the City encourages residents to take advantage of online City services including payment of City utility bills and municipal court fines. Offices will remain open during normal business hours and staff will be available via phone and email. City Hall phone 628-4142.

The Kearney Police Department lobby will remain open during normal business hours. Offices will remain open during normal business hours and staff will be available via phone and email. Police Phone 628-3925.

The City is working across all departments and with the professionals at the Clay County Public Health Center to prevent potential spread and ensure proper measures and precautions are in place. It is important that individuals at higher risk for serious illness due to age or a long-term health problem take actions to reduce their risk.

Please stay up to date and ensure you are receiving information from reliable sources. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Clay County Public Health Center offer up-to-date information on their websites and social media. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has activated a 24/7 phone hotline for the public or providers to receive information or guidance related to COVID-19. This hotline can be reached at 877-435-8411.

Kearney, Missouri is one of the fastest growing cities in Missouri. Currently, Kearney covers 12.77 square miles (8174 acres). Strong economic growth coupled with a well developed Master Plan have helped Kearney move forward.

Our website will give you access to the history of Kearney, a more efficient method of communicating with the city, some demographic information as well as the permit and license forms needed in our city.

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