Clay County COVID-19 Recovery
Clay County Recovery Plan

Although Clay County will remain in Phase 2, Step 2 of recovery, the public health emergency order has been extended and amended. The emergency order issued on June 15 will largely remain in place but please note the changes/highlights below:

  • All businesses and organizations occupancy restrictions are to continue at 50% of the entity’s authorized building/fire code occupancy. HOWEVER, a business may return to the entity’s authorized building/fire code occupancy provided that the following protocols are implemented and adhered to at all times: All employees or visitors to any indoor public accommodation must wear face coverings in an area or while performing any activity which will necessarily involve close contact or proximity to co-workers or the public and physical distancing standards continue to be applied. These spaces include, but are not limited to, grocery and other retail stores, special events, and public transit. Please see the full order for the list of persons who may be exempt from wearing a face covering.
  • Taverns/bars must remain at 50% occupancy.
  • Pools must remain at 50% occupancy.
  • Youth sports for children 5 years and younger may resume. Full contact sports practices may resume in stable groups of 25 or under.
  • Mass gatherings (including outdoor weddings and funerals) are still limited to 250 people.
  • Churches and indoor wedding/funeral services: must maintain 50% occupancy if face coverings are not required or can have full occupancy if face coverings are required and physical distancing is met.
  • Long-term care facilities must continue to restrict visitors.

This order will go into place Sunday, July 5 and remain in place until Monday, July 20.

As always, you can visit clayhealth.com/recovery for additional guidance, resources, and more. Read the full CCPHC Public Health Emergency Order .
Member Announcements & Events

Over here at the Old Firehouse, we are starting Christmas in July! During the WHOLE month of July, we are going to be collecting donations for the  Kearney Family Foundation . So you have all month to drop off items on this list at our building. We will end our campagin with our Drive-In at Jesse James park at the end of the month collecting final donations out there as well! This is a great way to support your local community! We hope to see our donation tub full several times!
Liberty Hospital expands specialty care services to include electrophysiology (heart rhythm disorders/testing), genetic counseling and pelvic floor therapy.

Specialists are electrophysiologist Ravi K. Yarlagadda, MD, FACC, FHRS, genetic counselor Emily Millare, MS, and physical therapist Haleigh Jackson, PT, DPT.

Ravi K. Yarlagadda, MD, FACC, FHRS
Emily Millare, MS
Haleigh Jackson, PT, DPT
Summer Pass 2020

Summer Pass is a week long day camp for kids at the Old Firehouse! Kids will get a chance to solve puzzles, show off their talents, be creative, and play. Space is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions, so be sure to sign up today!

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Tax Day has been pushed to July 15 so it may be time for you to file for 2019, if you haven't already.
With shorter lines, expert service and competitive rates, The UPS Store® is your one stop shop during tax season. We can handle all of your tax needs including copying, printing and shipping your documents.
Kearney Historic Museum, located across the street from City Hall at the intersection of Washington and Jefferson streets in downtown Kearney, will reopen to the public Friday, July 10.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

“There are several new displays; a 1950 to 1960 swimsuit display, plus a bathing suit display from 1920 to 1930. In addition, there is also a delightful antique and vintage aluminum exhibit,” said Alderman Gerri Spencer, who oversees the museum. “We are your window to Kearney’s past, so please stop by.” (mycouriertribune.com)
Drive-In at Jesse James Park - July Throwback Month!

Join us at Jesse James Park for our very first Drive-In series! This is a FREE event! AND we are going to be celebrating Christmas in July as we ask for donations for the Kearney Family Foundation at the door. Saturday, July 25, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

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At Sam’s Club, we realize that in today’s environment it is not advisable to hold live membership drives with your employees at your physical location. Therefore, I’ve been authorized to provide you with the special new member offer below that you can give to your employees as a special benefit. This offer should be distributed through company channels and is only good for employees of your company.

Get this offer when you join as a new Sam’s Club member* using this link: samsclub.com/newmember 
• One Sam’s Club membership with complimentary household card 
• One $25 Sam’s Club e-gift card
• One Instant Savings for a free rotisserie chicken (in-club only).
• $20 e-gift card after purchase of $20 or more on Samsclub.com. 

*Must join as a new Sam’s Club member for $45 through the link provided to qualify for this offer. E-Gift card will be sent to the email address provided when joining on SamsClub.com and will arrive within 10 days. Only one gift card per primary member. Gift card may not be used to pay for membership fee or select services. Limited availability. No substitutions or rain checks. No cash value. $20 E-gift card for first online purchase on SamsClub.com must be made within 60 days of activating membership and eGift Card will be delivered approximately three weeks after your first purchase on SamsClub.com. Instant Savings for the free chicken is valued at $4.98. Instant savings will be loaded on membership account within 72 hours of membership activation. Instant Savings are subject to availability and are valid in U.S. clubs with a U.S. membership, excluding Puerto Rico. Prices shown are pre-tax amounts. State and local laws may require sales tax to be charged on the pre-discounted price. For Club Pickup orders not paid online, savings will be based on and limited to the Instant Savings offers available to the paying member on the date of in-club payment. No money will be returned to the member if the price of the item falls below zero after applying Instant Savings discount. If more than one Instant Savings offer is available for an item, the highest-value discount will be applied. Multiple offers will not be combined for any item. By accepting this offer, you authorize annual recurring charges to any card on file for your Sam’s Club membership fee(s) plus any applicable taxes at then-current rate every year until you cancel. Visit samsclub.com or a club or call 1-888-746-7726 for full terms or to cancel autorenewal. Visit SamsClub.com/termsandconditions or see a Club Associate for additional details. Offers valid for limited time only

For questions contact:
Sara Winingear, Membership/Marketing Representative
Sam's Club #6247
8130 N. Church Rd., Kansas City, MO 64158
816-439-4006
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MO Chamber
Employees and consumers alike are seeking out more socially responsible companies, and organizations have taken notice. More and more companies are taking intentional action to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for employees. During this 4-week series on Tuesdays at 10am, we will explore best practices and inspire frank discussion around this critical issue.
 
The Kearney Chamber is partnering with the Missouri Chamber to bring you the upcoming Diversity and Inclusion Webinar Series (July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4). Upon registering, Kearney Chamber members can use this promotional code to receive the Missouri Chamber member rate:
 
  • D&ISeries2020 (Promo Code for the whole series)
  • D&ISegment2020 (Promo Code for the individual segments)
 
Registration and full details can be found on the Missouri Chamber website at:

  • Members: $150 (All 4 sessions) or $50/session
  • Non-members: $200 (All 4 sessions) or $65/session
 
Remember, registrants MUST use the promo code provided AND list Kearney Chamber as the referral source in order to qualify for the Missouri Chamber member rate.

We have a strong line up of state and national speakers to help employers navigate through this complex issue. Our hope is that this offer will help provide additional value to Kearney Chamber members.
What Is It?
The Managing Forward Series are online courses to reinforce and strengthen your small business for the future. Hosted by the Missouri SBDC and facilitated by subject matter experts from the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, with examples from Missouri businesses. The series is funded by the Cares Act in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn from academic experts and connect with small business owners. 90-minute courses.

Series 1: 7 weeks, Thursdays, 12:30pm-2:00pm -  Register for the full series here

Complete 4 of the 6 courses (not including Panel Q&A) to receive a Certificate of Completion from the Bloch School of Management Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation / Missouri SBDC.

Meetings & Events
Mark Your Calendars:
July 3 – Independence Day (Chamber Office Closed)
July 14 – Ambassador Committee Meeting
July 16 – Off The Clock & Ribbon Cutting
July 20 – Coffee Connections at D’Creamery
July 21 – Marketing Committee Meeting
July 28 – Finance Committee Meeting
July 28 – Board of Directors Meeting
August 5 – Membership Luncheon

Visit the Chamber Calendar for more information on Chamber meetings and events.
Off The Clock | Ribbon Cutting

Join us for a celebration at Paisley Perk for our first post-quarantine chamber event! We're combining after hours with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the brand new Paisley Perk on Thursday, July 16 2020

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Coffee Connections at D'Creamery

Please join us July 20 for Coffee Connections at D'Creamery - Limit 40 attendees (registration required)! Coffee Connections is the perfect time for you to grab a yummy breakfast, a hot cup of coffee, and make connections that will last a lifetime!

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