Mar 20, 2020 10:32 PM

Manhattan Town Center - COVID 19 Operations Update

Posted Mar 20, 2020 10:32 PM

Manhattan Town Center posted an announcement on their web site Friday.

"In compliance with the Riley County Health Department order, and for the health and safety of our community, Manhattan Town Center is closing most of its operations as of 7:00 P.M. on March 20, 2020.  Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs’ order will remain in effect until at least April 4.

Some restaurants may be remaining open for takeout and delivery only.  While we endeavor to reflect the current restaurant hours on the website, please confirm their business hours directly."

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Mar 20, 2020 10:32 PM
Riley County Local Health Officer issues an order prohibiting public gatherings of more than 10 people

Riley County Health Officer Julie Gibbs has confirmed that there is one one case of the Coronavirus commonly known as COVID-19 in Riley County. She has issued an order prohibiting all public gatherings of more than 10 people, whether indoors or outdoors, effective in Riley County at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and continuing until at least April 4th.

Some gatherings are exempt from the order but may be restricted or banned in the future.

A prohibited “public gathering” does not include a non-commercial and lawful gathering entirely indoors and within a private living space.

A prohibited “public gathering” does not include licensed and lawfully operated medical service provider offices, hospitals, clinics and pharmacies.

A prohibited “public gathering” does not include grocery and/or convenience stores, provided proper “social distancing” is maintained at all times under then-existing CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) or KDHE (Kansas Department of Health & Education) guidelines.

A prohibited “public gathering” does not include local, state or federal governmental operations, in public buildings, provided their operations are in compliance with the local health officer’s orders which have been issued with regard to their conduct of public business.

A prohibited "public gathering" does not include operations or events at or within commercial spaces, whether indoors or outdoors where persons are gathered in groups of less than ten (11) persons at one time, with at all times proper “social distancing” maintained under then-existing CDC or KDHE guidelines.

A prohibited “public gathering” does not include restaurants, bars and food pantries if they lawfully serve food and/or beverages by means of drive-thru or carry-out service, curbside service, or delivery only, with no dine-in seating allowed. Any persons inside such restaurant, bar or food pantry shall maintain at all times, proper “social distancing” under then-existing CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) or KDHE (Kansas Department of Health & Education) guidelines.

A prohibited ‘public gathering” does not include religious gatherings, funerals, memorial services, and weddings provided proper “social distancing” is maintained at all times under then-existing CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) or KDHE (Kansas Department of Health & Education) guidelines.

A prohibited ‘public gathering” does not include a licensed and lawfully operated (under Kansas statutes and all Riley County Health Department and KDHE standards) child care facility provided:

1. Every child must be screened upon entry and again prior to leaving. The temperature check cannot be taken within four (4) hours after a fever reducing medication was given.

2. The child care facility must present, upon request of the Local Health Officer, the completed screening form for each child in their facility. Failure to comply will result in the revocation of the child care facility’s license.