Like communities all over the nation, the City of Edwardsville has taken several measures to help protect our residents in the face of the COVID-19 public health emergency. On this page, you will find helpful information related to the City's response. This is an extremely fluid situation, so make sure you are engaged with the City's official Facebook page (CLICK HERE) as well as the free, bi-weekly e-newsletter the Edwardsville Hotshot (CLICK HERE) for more up-to-date news and information.
Mayor & City Council and City Hall Actions
- Mayor McTaggart's Proclamation Declaring a State of Local Emergency
- Resolution 2020-02 extending the State of Local Emergency
- VIDEO: City Council March 18, 2020 Emergency Meeting
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Other Helpful or Informational Resources
- Wyandotte County COVID-19 Response Page
- Wyandotte County COVID-19 Dashboard
- Kansas Department of Health and Environment COVID-19 Resource Center
- Center for Disease Control (CDC) Resources
- YMCA Childcare Resources
- United Way of Kansas City
- Family First Coronavirus Relief Bill
- COVID-19 Testing Information for Wyandotte County
- Kansas Department of Labor Contact Numbers (KC area hotline: 913-596-3500)
- Unified Government Press Release Regarding Governor's extension of Stay-At-Home Order (Order expiring May 3)
- VIDEO: Managing COVID-19 at home (from KUMC)
- Wyandotte County COVID-19 Hub (includes up-to-date case information)
- Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas Executive Summary for Governor Laura Kelly
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- Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance
- Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources
- Kansas Department of Labor Resources (Unemployment, Shared Work, FAQs)
- State of Kansas COVID-19 Jobs and Hiring Portal
- Kansas City Area Small Business Relief Loan Fund
- Kansas Small Business Development Center COVID-19 Resource Page
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Is City Hall still open?
City Hall has been closed to the public since March 17. City Hall administrative staff are working in shifts to avoid staff overlap and to promote social distancing. You can contact City Hall at 913-356-6000 and follow the directory to the proper department. Staff should be available during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00p.m.) via the telephone. Please leave a message if your call is not answered, as some delays may occur. To contact the Assistant City Manage/City Clerk, call 913-660-4599 anytime during regular business hours.
Currently, City staff is planning on opening up to the public beginning Tuesday, May 5 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Additional hours would be considered the following week. This decision is subject to review as more information comes to light regarding pertinent 'shelter-in-place orders' or other considerations.
E-mail outreach is encouraged. See below for helpful e-mail addresses:
Michael Webb, City Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zack Daniel, Assistant City Manager/City Clerk: email@example.com
Heather Jones, Office Administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie Ross, Permit Specialist: email@example.com
Dave Knopick, City Planner: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is Municipal Court Still Operating?
Yes, municipal court operations are still moving forward. Beginning May, ALL COURT APPEARANCES WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE EDWARDSVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER (696 S. 3RD. ST.). In order to handle the backlog of cases due to court cancellations in March and April, there will be six (6) court dockets in the month of May. These dates are as follows:
- Thursday, May 7
- Friday, May 8
- Friday, May 15
- Thursday, May 21
- Friday, May 22
- Friday, May 29
Notices have been mailed to defendants regarding their change in dates. Additionally, there will be additional health screenings prior to defendants entering the Community Center to ensure the highest level of safety as possible.
For court questions, you can contact Angela Tate, Municipal Court Clerk, via phone at 913-356-6018, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. Please leave a message with your name and contact information if you do not get an immediate response. You can also e-mail staff at email@example.com.
What's going on at the Edwardsville Community Center?
No reservations are being taken for the Center at this time. USD 204 continues to operate its lunchtime food program (free of charge) at the Community Center from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
In case of an active tornado warning, the Center will be opened up for sheltering purposes. At this time, NO ANIMALS will be allowed in the Center during a tornado event to reduce the possibility of bites and to make room for human use.
Can I go to the City parks or walk on the trail?
The City's parks and trails are still open to the public. However, use of playground equipment is prohibited. Please make sure you are practicing social distancing techniques and remain at least 6 feet away from other park or trail users.
Again, more information will be provided as it become available. For more questions, please call 913-660-4599.