Clay County COVID-19 Recovery
COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus)

Find out what to do if you feel sick and believe you might have COVID-19. Also includes guidance for quarantining/isolation.
Learn more about the free testing through Clay County Public Health Center. Also find a list of other Clay County testing sites.
Everything you need to know about the county's mask mandate, plus information about how masks work and how to wear them.
Learn more about cases and testing, including links to the Clay County COVID-19 Hub.
Find help - whether you are unemployed, own a business, looking for mental health resources or other types of assistance. Also find ways to give help if you are able.
The latest guidance and resources for safely reopening our community.
Latest Updates

August 21
The public health emergency order for Clay County has been extended until further notice. This includes the requirement that masks be worn in all areas of public accommodation to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19. Read the updated order in full.

August 19
Clay County Public Health Center has been working collaboratively with local school districts and is offering three options that districts may consider for their decision-making regarding fall sports. Read the letter from the director of public health to local superintendents here.

August 5
Clay County Public Health Center releases guidance to help local school districts prepare for a safe return to school. The guidance document can be found on the Community Recovery page.

July 15
The Public Health Emergency Order was updated to make face masks required in all indoor areas of public accommodation. The order will go in effect Sunday, July 19 and remain in effect through Sunday, August 23. Find details on the Face Masks and Coverings page.

July 1
Although Clay County remains in Phase 2, Step 2 of recovery, the Public Health Emergency Order was amended. Includes the allowance of 100% occupancy if masks are worn by all and physical distancing is maintained. Find full details on the Recovery page.
Screaming Into September
Screaming into September - Sept. 4

You’ve been through A LOT. Looking for a way to LET IT ALL OUT? Join the Kearney Chamber for a little scream therapy on Friday, September 4th, from 4-7pm, at Kearney Amphitheater, Jesse James Park. Screaming is Free!!

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Thank you to our Event Co-Hosts:
Business of the Month
We are hoping to be in our Forever Home in September. 
Please help us fill those shelves. Attached is our current Needs List

Donation Matching Deadline Sept. 1!
A Generous Donor Just Like You is Matching Your Donation Until September 1st!
Every $1.00 Turns Into $2.00 Up to $35,000 in Total Matched Funds.
Please help us reach our goal to feed our community. You may send a check or pay online at
Member Announcements & Events
After the Lights: The Only Friday Night Sports Injury Clinic in the Northland Starts Aug. 28
Athletes who get hurt playing a Friday night sport will have a Northland option for immediate healthcare: After the Lights, a Friday night clinic offered at Liberty Hospital Sports Medicine, 398 N. Blue Jay Drive in Liberty (behind Dick’s Sporting Goods). The only clinic of its kind in the Northland, After the Lights will be offered 9-11 p.m. every Friday night, beginning Aug. 28. Injured athletes will see a provider without going through an emergency department or waiting until Monday. *Please note: If the football season is postponed, this clinic will be postponed, too. See complete press release.
AHA recognizes Liberty Hospital’s quality stroke and diabetes care

Liberty Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. Liberty Hospital is a state-designated Time Critical Diagnosis Center for trauma, stroke and heart attack.

The hospital also received the association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Award. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke. For its efforts to meet quality measures for diabetes care, the hospital received the association’s Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Award. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet quality measures developed with more than 90 % of compliance for 12 consecutive months for the “Overall Diabetes Cardiovascular Initiative Composite Score.”

According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.
Bulldog Radio - 102.7FM KPGZ-lp

"Thank you so much for your excellent radio coverage of the Kearney Bulldog football games. Additionally, The Coach Gray Show is phenomenal and such a great way to enhance "Friday Night Lights." I want you to know your extraordinary coverage and...

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KPGZ News - 102.7FM KPGZ-lp

On Monday, August 24, twenty-seven schools in the Kansas City metro area voted unanimously to continue with all fall activities that are offered in the Greater Kansas City Suburban Conference (GKCSC). Fall activities include the following sports...

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Funding Is Still Available!

Small businesses and 501(c)(3) nonprofits with 50 or fewer employees should apply while funds are still available at
To qualify, applicants must also be:
  • Registered with the Missouri Secretary of State.
  • Locally owned and non-franchised.
  • An active, non-residential Ameren Missouri gas or electric customer for the past six months.
  • Experiencing financial hardships caused by COVID-19.
Assistance is also available from federal, state and local resources, including a new grant program from the Missouri Department of Economic Development. Learn more about these resources, as well as energy-saving tips from Ameren Missouri at
Your response matters.
Health clinics. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. The census can shape many different aspects of our community.
It's Not Too Late
You can still complete the census today.
Promotion Opportunities
Event Co-Host - $50

Its not too late! Chamber members are welcome to co-host this event. For a $50 investment you will be added as a co-host to the Facebook Event, included in all event promotions, and multiple mentions from the microphone at the event. If you are interested in participating, contact Executive Director Stacie Bratcher ASAP at 816-628-4229 or
Coupon Book - Free

You can't afford to be left out of the #ShopLocalKearney coupon book!

  • Free Coupon
  • Free Logo
  • Free Custom Offer
  • Free Art Design
  • Free Printing
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We'll do all the work, you just need to respond!
Our goal is to include at least 100 Kearney area businesses in the #ShopLocalKearney coupon book. The deadline to respond is September 30, 2020.
Don't delay! Books will be valid from December 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021.
Members and non-members are welcome to participate.

Don't be left out - click the button below to participate in the #ShopLocalKearney coupon book. For questions, contact Executive Director Stacie Bratcher at
Join these fellow Kearney businesses in the #ShopLocalKearney Coupon Book:
  • Kearney Historic Museum
  • American Pride Express Lube & Tunnel Wash
  • Kearney Kwik Lube & Car Wash
  • 9Round
  • 102.7 KPGZ
  • D'Creamery
  • Hometown Pediatric Dentistry
  • Stables
  • Tracy Tucker State Farm
  • Stitch Of the Time Spirit Shop
  • Porters Building Center Ace Hardware
  • Hidden Valley Funeral Homes
  • Tobacco Barn Farm
  • Nuts and Bolts Hardware
  • State Farm - Stella Spiking
  • and MORE
Chamber Meetings & Events
Mark Your Calendars:

August 31 – Nonprofit Forum
September 2 – Membership Luncheon
September 4 – Screaming into September
September 8 – Ambassador Committee September 15 – Marketing Committee
September 22 – Finance Committee
September 22 – Board of Directors
September 25 – Meet Me For Lunch
September 29 – Chamber 101
Visit the Chamber Calendar for more information on Chamber meetings and events. Due to the impact of COVID-19, Chamber events will look slightly different due to additional safety precautions that are being taken to ensure the safety of those in attendance. Details can be found within each event listing.
Nonprofit Forum - Aug. 31

Chamber Nonprofits will meet from 3-4pm at the Kearney Historic Museum to collaborate, ask questions, share advice & resources, and network so they can more effectively achieve their missions.

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Chamber Membership Luncheon - Sept. 2

Join us for our monthly Chamber Luncheon from Noon-1:00pm at the First Baptist Church Activity Center in Kearney, MO. Boxed lunch included. Registration is required. Deadline to Register: 3pm, Mon., Aug. 31.

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Meet Me For Lunch - Sept. 25

We will gather from Noon-1pm to meet new people and build business relationships over a sit-down lunch. No program, no agenda; just getting to know each other. $10 for members / $20 non-members. Limit 12 participants. Registration required.

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Chamber 101 - Sept. 29

This is a great opportunity to connect with other Chamber members, meet Chamber staff and learn more about your member benefits. Limit 5 participants. Registration Required.

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Member Renewals
Above & Beyond Club
Chamber Partners
Chamber Benefits
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