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When Kansas City Metro Area Will Reopen

Governors across the country are starting to lift shelter-in-place orders and reopen the Kansas City metro area. As an essential business, the Kansas City residential movers of All My Sons Moving & Storage have been carefully moving families in these unprecedented times, taking every measure necessary to ensure the safety of our clients and employees alike. On the other hand, many local businesses have been struggling during these last two months and news of possibly reopening will turn things around for them. Though some residents of Kansas City may have their reservations about businesses opening too soon, others cannot wait to get back to normal.

On May 6, 2020, non-essential businesses were allowed to reopen in Kansas City with strict social distancing guidelines. The Kansas City metro area plans to reopen businesses starting the 15th of May provided that the 10/10/10 rule is followed. This means that buildings and businesses that service the public can reopen at 10% capacity or 10 people, whichever is greater. Visitors who spend 10 minutes or more at a business or gathering are required to sign-in and provide contact information. Potential fines and suspensions will be issued to businesses who don’t follow the 10/10/10 rule.1

Our Kansas City local movers break down other plans to reopen the Kansas City metro area, county by county.

Reopening Kansas City Metro Area by County

Missouri Governor Parson released a detailed plan of how he has planned on reopening the Kansas City metro area as early as May 4. The plans to reopen Kansas City metro area are part of the “Show Me Strong Recovery Plan” Parson put into action that would allow for businesses that are nonessential to reopen. Though many businesses in Missouri will open their doors again, strict social distancing guidelines are in place.2

Cass County:
Cass County scheduled its reopening, along with a series of other counties in Missouri, on May 4, 2020 but there are no specifics yet as to what establishments are officially open to the public.

Clay County:
Clay County’s plan to reopen is a four-phase plan that also started on May 4. There are specific county guidelines that need to be established before businesses are fully open again.

Platte County:
Businesses in Platte county are open; however, mass gatherings are not allowed whether they are spontaneous or scheduled. Residents are not allowed to gather in groups of 10 or more people.

Jackson County:
All essential businesses will remain open in Jackson County and a select few other businesses will be allowed to reopen. Retail stores, personal service providers, restaurants and bars selling food will be reopening for businesses.  Social distancing and capacity limitations will be in place.

As the reopening phases of the Kansas City metro area begin, the safety of yourself and your family is still of utmost importance. If you need help moving to Kansas City, MO during the coronavirus, our Kansas City movers are here to help, ensuring your safety with the precautionary measures we have put in place since the pandemic started. Trust our expert movers to manage your relocation for your peace of mind during these troubling times.


Here at All My Sons Moving & Storage, we thank our clients for trusting us with their relocation. Given the increased attention of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we want to assure all clients that their safety and our employees’ safety are a top priority. While we’re experts in moving, we want our clients to know that we’re actively implementing the health and safety guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to ensure we take the proper precautions.

We’ve instructed our employees that experience symptoms, defined by the CDC, to not report to work and instead contact their doctors. We ask that if you or any of your family members have experienced COVID-19 symptoms, please let us know immediately so we can take the proper additional precautions.

As a company, we believe in serving our community and supporting each other, especially during difficult times. We believe in the power of us, all of us!



1. KMBC News – Kansas City announces ‘10/10/10’ rule plan allowing all businesses to reopen no later than May 15

2. KMBC News – When and how parts of the Kansas City metro area will reopen from COVID-19 shutdown