The Plan for Response and Recovery outlines steps for our community to resume normal life. These steps allow us to slowly turn the dial and see what effect each of them have on the health of our community. Because this is a multi-step plan within several phases, it is important to read this document in its entirety.
With everyone’s work and adherence to the Stay At Home order, we’re moving out of “Phase 1 – Slow the Spread”.
As of 12:01 a.m., May 4, 2020, the City of Joplin will be in “Phase 2 – Recovery”. During this phase, we are taking steps to reopen and recover, while still practicing various measures to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Starting with Step 1 of Phase 2, it allows us to cautiously resume some regular community activities focusing on three key elements:
Adjust physical distancing strategies
Maintain focus on testing, isolation strategies and healthcare
Individual and corporate responsibility
All of us are familiar with social distancing from Phase 1 and will need to continue this practice throughout this entire plan. As Joplin’s Public Health Department continues its work with our healthcare partners and hospitals, the success of completing the steps in “Phase 2 – Recovery” is the responsibility of each individual, business and organization.
After you read this plan, if you have questions about how this affects your business or need clarification, please contact us. We’re here to help as we are in this together with you.