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County Public Health Department Reopening Orders & Fort Riley COVID Information

Fort Riley COVID - Click to View
Geary County Order - 6-23-20
Pottawatomie County Phases Out - 6-23-20
Riley County Order 13 - June 23, 2020

Riley County Order 13 Press Release - 6-23-20

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Which Orders Do I Follow & What is a Requirement vs. a Recommendation?

Businesses and individuals must comply with both County and State orders.  Each County retains authority to issue and enforce equally or more restrictive orders or provisions as necessary to respond should conditions worsen.  The orders outline requirements that must be complied with in order to conduct business.  (Riley County's Safety Requirement document provides additional information for businesses.) Several industry guidelines have been assembled that serve as recommendations on how to safely reopen, and can be found under the Business Reopening Resources Page.

Links to Each County Public Health Department

Geary County Public Health
Pottawatomie County Public Health
Riley County Public Health

MANHATTAN AREA RECOVERY TASK FORCE - PATH FORWARD

Co-Chair - Jason Smith, President Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce

Co-Chair - Bob Copple, President Ascension Via Christi Hospital of Manhattan

CHARGE - To develop a measured and phased path forward for our community

GOAL - Successful reopening implementation through the transition phases

To achieve the charge and goal, the focus of the Regional Task Force will be to:

  1. Facilitate how to make the phased reopening transition successful for multiple businesses types and organizations, as well as, for residents and visitors
  2. Have broad representation that can help communicate information back to multiple networks and industries
  3. Provide input from business and community leaders back to appointed and elected officials
  4. Assist in shaping and coordinating consistent, practical information for business owners and individuals about how to safely provide products and services using best practices.
  5. Work towards and recommend consistent approaches and messaging among Geary, Pottawatomie and Riley Counties

The Recovery Task Force is NOT a decision-making Task Force.  Decisions will be made by the county health officers in cooperation with the elected officials in each County.

Proper Hand Hygiene & Use of Masks

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FLINT HILLS REGIONAL COUNCIL - COVID UPDATES FOR NINE COUNTIES

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What is Region Reimagined?

Region Reimagined is a regional movement inspiring individuals to do their part to attract and retain talent through the implementation of a strategic plan driven by community stakeholders in Geary, Pottawatomie and Riley Counties.  Strategies are focused on Economic Diversification, Talent Attraction & Retention, Quality of Place, Built Environment, Innovation & Entrepreneurship.   The implementation of the plan provides opportunities for cross-commuity discussions to discover and work towards common goals, resolving mutual challenges, and taking advantage of aligned opportunities to overcome barriers and leverage resources throughout the region.

Recent Highlights

  1.  Manhattan Area Recovery Task Force - Staff Liaison
  2.  Creation of Business Reopening Resources Toolbox for Region For Phased Transition of Our Communities
  3.  COVID-19 Pandemic - Technical Assistance Team for Business Assistance Loans and Guidance
  4.  Creation of Regional Healthcare Consortium
  5.  Creation of MHK Talent Consortium and Launch of a Pilot Micro-Internship Program
  6.  Marketing & Assistance for Junction City's Restaurant Reimagined hospitality training & event to improve first impressions
  7.  Hosted a KEEP Transitioning Soldier Community and Employer Tour
  8.  And so much more!
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REGION REIMAGINED PLAN GOALS

More than 200 volunteers and a network of more than 650 from throughout Geary, Pottawatomie, and Riley counties have been working hard to implement 12 strategies with more than 360 action items focused on the following three goals:

  • External Awareness
  • Business Retention & Expansion
  • Growth of Supportive Infrastructure

Enhance Capacity of Pre-K to 20 Educational Institutions

  • Retention of Graduates to Region
  • Integrate Soldiers into Community
  • Improve Health Outcomes & Develop Medical Education Capacity
  • Improve Attraction of Talent to Region
  • Suitable Housing
  • Quality of Place
  • Grow and Diversify the Innovation Ecosystem
  • Enhance Support for Entrepreneurs of All Ages

REGION REIMAGINED FOCUS AREAS

Through a collaborative and integrated process, recruit and retain talent throughout the region to support industry demands and strengthen our economic diversity and sustainability.

Provide quality of place environments and amenities that enhance community, appeal to and attract professionals across all economic sectors, and enhance tourism.

To identify opportunities that enhance and maintain the built environment to provide appropriate infrastructure, and foster economic development and livable communities.

Enrich the region through leading edge programming and ecosystem development to increase entrepreneurial endeavors and create a culture of innovation.