Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kansas Department of Health and Environment are responding to an outbreak of the coronavirus, a virus strain that was newly identified at the end of 2019.

This page will be updated as new information is released.

Reopening Johnson County

The City of Overland Park is working with the Johnson County Department of Health and Kansas Department of Health and Environment to closely monitor the coronavirus outbreak and reopening plans.

Overland Park will follow the phases of Reopening Johnson County, a phased approach to promote economic recovery, health and safety. Learn more about the County’s plan.

City of Overland Park

913-895-6000

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment

913-715-2819

Kansas Department of Health and Environment

866-534-3463

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Impact on City Services

CDC recommendations for social distancing and the County’s declarations affect some City service operations.

Unless otherwise noted below, City services are operating normally.

Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is open.

Visitors will be required to wear masks or face coverings where guests may be gathered and are unable to maintain six feet of distance.

The Visitors Center will not be open.

Water fountains and concessions will not be available. Visitors should bring their own water.

Restrooms will be open and cleaned regularly.

City Hall

City Hall is open to the public.

City Council, Planning Commission, and City Council committee meetings will be held via videoconference. Instructions to view meetings are available on each meeting’s agenda.

Community Centers

Matt Ross Community Center and Tomahawk Ridge Community Center are open with temporary operating hours.

Room rentals, basketball courts, indoor pools and Child Watch will not be available.

Members and guests will be required to sign an additional waiver to use the facility.

Visitors must wear masks or face coverings while entering, walking around and exiting the facilities. Masks may be removed once you arrive at your activity.

Please visit the Matt Ross Community Center or Tomahawk Ridge Community Center pages to see the details of operations during the reopening phase.

Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead

For the safety and health of our visitors, staff and animals, the Farmstead will not open in 2020.

Learn more about this decision on the Farmstead’s page.

Fall Festival

After careful consideration, the City of Overland Park has canceled the Overland Park Fall Festival for 2020.

This includes the entertainment, craft and food vendors. The parade, which Downtown Overland Park coordinates, is also canceled.

The Fall Festival, which typically takes place the final weekend in September, draws visitors from across the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Farmers’ Market

The Overland Park Farmers’ Market is operating as an essential food provider outside Matt Ross Community Center on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Shoppers will be required to wear masks or face coverings where they may be gathered and are unable to maintain six feet of distance.

Learn more about market operations during the coronavirus emergency.

Fire Department

Emergency services are generally operating normally while taking extra precautions to avoid spreading coronavirus.

Lifesaving classes are canceled until further notice.

Golf Clubs

St. Andrews Golf Club and Sykes/Lady Overland Park Golf Club are open with limited operations in order to follow guidance from the Johnson County Health Department.

Visitors will be required to wear masks or face coverings outdoors where guests may be gathered and are unable to maintain six feet of distance, and indoors.

Please refer to www.golfop.com for details.

Municipal Court

The Municipal Court is open and taking extra precautions to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Visit the Court webpage for more information about procedures for visiting in-person and how to conduct court business online.

Parks + Trails

All City parks and trails are open. Playgrounds, splash pads, athletic courts and fields, exercise equipment, and park restrooms are open.

Visitors will be required to wear masks or face coverings where they may be gathered and are unable to maintain six feet of distance.

Police Department

The Overland Park Police Department is suspending all non-law enforcement-related fingerprinting until further notice. Station tours and ride-alongs are canceled.

Police Reports

If you have an emergency, call 911.

We encourage you to avoid filing non-emergency police reports in-person. Make a report online or call 913-895-6300 (select option 3) between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. to make a report over the phone. If necessary, dispatch will send an officer to you to make a report.

Pools + Aquatics

Overland Park’s five outdoor pools will not open for the 2020 season.

The indoor pools at Matt Ross Community Center are closed until further notice.

Outdoor swimming lessons and the 2020 Waves Swim and Dive team season are canceled.

Overland Park’s three splash pads are open and running.

 

Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex

Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex is open.

Visitors will be required to wear masks or face coverings outdoors where guests may be gathered and are unable to maintain six feet of distance.

Giving + Assistance

Assistance Resources

Meal Sites Locator: Use this map to find the nearest resources for food and meal assistance around Overland Park.

Johnson County Website: Food Pantry List

Johnson County Website: Meals on Wheels

Blue Valley School District: Free Grab-and-Go Breakfast and Lunch

Olathe Public Schools Website: Meal Distribution

Harvesters Website: Help applying for benefits

Resources for Giving

United Way of Greater Kansas City: KC Relief 2020

Johnson County Human Services – Food Pantry Amazon Wishlist

An Update from Mayor Carl Gerlach

Hear from Mayor Gerlach about how you can help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Mask Mandate Enforcement

Governor Kelly issued an executive order requiring masks be worn in public, which the Johnson County Board of Commissioners voted to support.

Violations of the mask ordinance are not criminal offenses, but civil actions.

The Overland Park Police Department’s goal is to educate resident of the need to follow the Governor’s order.

If you would like to report a business or establishment not enforcing the executive order, contact the consumer fraud hotline at the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office, 913-715-3003.