Kansas City's Health, Safety and Reopening Guidelines

Kansas City's Health, Safety and Reopening Guidelines

Visit KC’s main priority is the safety and well-being of the region’s residents, visitors and convention attendees. To learn more, please read this letter from Visit KC's Sales and Services team. 

Updated May 14, 2021


KCMO Guidelines

  • Effective May 14, 2021, and in tandem with CDC guidelines, masks and social distancing are no longer required in indoor spaces within Kansas City, Missouri. KC's 14th Emergency Order has been rescinded. More information
  • Note, individual business establishments and municipalities outside of KCMO may enforce their own guidelines, including but not limited to mask mandates, social distancing and other health/sanitation protocols.

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Kansas City Convention Center

Kansas City Convention Center

The Kansas City Convention Center is following the recommendations of the Kansas City Department of Health, the Governor of Missouri and the Mayor of Kansas City. The Kansas City Convention Center has achieved STAR accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), recognizing a higher standard for proper cleaning protocols, disinfection techniques and work practices in place to combat biohazards and infectious disease. Read the full release here.

 

Kansas City International Airport

The Kansas City Aviation Department is working diligently to provide a safe, secure and healthy environment for all travelers and employees at Kansas City International Airport. Department leaders are in close contact with the Kansas City Health Department and other expert agencies and support those agencies’ efforts.

 

Bars, Restaurants and Taverns

Bars and Restaurants in Kansas City

Many restaurants have reinstated dine-in services while following City guidance on safely reopening, while others maintain curbside pickup and to-go ordering options. Consult directly with these establishments regarding updates to hours and availability.

Special Event Venues and Stadiums

Arenas and Venues in KC

While there are no longer size restrictions on gatherings, some indoor venues are closed to public events at this time. Visit individual locations for additional information.

 

Attractions

Attractions in Kansas City

Several area attractions have reopened with preventative measures and safety protocols in place. Consult directly with area attractions regarding updates to hours and availability. 

 

Retail Stores

Retail stores and malls are currently allowed to open. Face coverings and capacity limitations no longer apply within Kansas City, Missouri. Visit individual store and shopping center websites for current operating procedures and revised schedules.

 

Transportation

Transportation in Kansas City

Transportation companies are taking steps to minimize exposure to customers and employees. Face coverings are required in all modes of transportation.

 

Visit KC Visitor Center

Visit KC's Downtown Visitor Information Center is currently closed to walk-in visits. Staff is available by phone and email during business hours, or you can keep up-to-date with Kansas City happenings via social media.