Kansas Chamber: Governor’s “Safer At Home” Order Gives Businesses Certainty


Topeka, KAN. – Kansas Chamber President and CEO Alan Cobb issued the following statement Saturday morning in response to Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s “Safer At Home” Order:


“As the number of Kansas counties issuing “Stay at Home” orders grew, a patchwork of what were considered “essential” businesses was beginning to develop. This made it challenging for companies to operate, especially those with multiple locations in our state. It became clear a statewide order would alleviate conflicting compliance challenges for the Kansas business community. Our team worked closely with Governor Laura Kelly’s office to help develop this more uniform approach that prioritizes the health and well-being of Kansans while also allowing essential commerce to continue smoothly across the state.


Governor Kelly’s “Safer At Home” executive order clarifies and gives certainty on essential business operations so employers and employees can continue to operate and be productive. It provides for consistent supply chain operations for the delivery of groceries, medical supplies, and other vital products to our communities.


It is important to the health of all Kansans we adhere to this statewide order so we can flatten the curve. It is important the Kansas economy remain open for business, so our businesses can provide the goods and services needed during this time of crisis – and to ensure our state can quickly expand and reach full speed once this crisis ends.”




For more information, email Sherriene Jones-Sontag.



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