Safe Return KC

As the Greater Kansas City community adjusts day-to-day operations in response to COVID-19, we must balance the need to maintain our region’s economy with the protection of our community’s health.

The KC Chamber, KC Area Development Council, Civic Council of Greater Kansas City and Mid-America Regional Council have created the Safe Return KC Guide for responsible re-entry to the workplace. Organizations of all types across the region can use this as a roadmap during the re-opening process.

This guide provides a phased approach to workplace re-entry, addressing key considerations for your organization’s plan related to workforce, workspace and operations.


K-12 Regional Gating Criteria and Reopening Plans

Download the Kansas City Regional Gating Criteria for Elementary, Middle and High Schools. These considerations have been compiled in consultation and cooperation with local public health departments, school superintendents and Children’s Mercy Kansas City.

View the data dashboard featuring data to support the regional gating criteria. This dashboard is updated weekly on Mondays.

See the latest school reopening plans for districts across our region in the K-12 Regional Reopening Plan document.

Child Care Programs

The Preparedness and Planning for Child Care Programs guide helps programs assess their ability to reopen during the first phase of local and state governments lifting stay-at-home orders.

Regional Reopening Plans

A summary of reopening plans for our region is available.

Contact Tracing

Contact tracing is a key strategy for preventing further spread of COVID-19. Download our contact tracing infographic.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Explore MARC's list of potential PPE vendors and resources.

Recovery Plans

Kansas City Metro Area Recovery Plans

Industry-Specific Recovery Plans

Additional Back-to-Workplace Plans

National Guidelines