Information on the City's Response to COVID-19



Please visit the Jackson County Health Department website for COVID-19 case data, fact sheets, testing opportunities, press releases and links to more information about COVID-19. 

Latest Updates:

Jackson County's Mask Mandate has been rescinded - Nov. 12, 2021

Report from JACOHD Supporting County Mask Order, August 9, 2021

Jackson County Mask Mandate Webpage


Information on Rental Assistance and Vaccinations:

Jackson County's Rental Assistance Program

Jackson County Health Department - COVID Vaccination Registration Survey



On March 17, 2020, the Board of Aldermen approved Resolution R-3285-20, declaring a state of emergency.

The City of Raytown is following Jackson County's Stay-at-Home order for all residents to shelter in place, which has been extended through May 15, 2020 (link to the Amended Stay-at-Home order).

Visit the Jackson Counter Stay at Home FAQs page for more information.


General COVID-19 questions:

Emergency response will continue, and all other City business can be addressed by first contacting the relevant department. 

Residents are encouraged to use the City's website and phone for City business. City staff will continue to work on-site and will remain available by phone, email, online, fax and mail.

Sewer Payments: An outdoor dropbox is available in the City Hall parking lot. Click here for more payment options.

Community Development: click here for online forms and applications or call 816-737-6014

Click here for a list of City department phone numbers

The Jackson County Environmental Health Department is enforcing restaurant, bar, tavern and movie theater closures and compliance with certain gatherings limited to 10 or fewer people. Report non-compliant businesses by calling 816-404-6416 or click here to file a complaint online.

Department of Health and Senior Services - GIS Map of Coronavirus data

Past Updates:


Raytown Administration and Police Department staff have participated in conference calls for cities and counties with the Governor’s Office, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHHSS), Missouri State Emergency Management Agency(SEMA) and Missouri Veterans Commission getting updates on the State’s preparation for any spread of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. We have also monitored and communicated with Jackson County Health Department getting updates and discussing preparedness as new information becomes available about COVID-19.

Due to the fluid nature of this situation, residents are encouraged to get up-to-date information at the following websites:

The Jackson County Health Department is providing updates on COVID-19, specific to Jackson County, via email. Click here to sign up to begin receiving news as it becomes available

The best way to prevent any illness is to avoid being exposed. However, as a reminder, the CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like the coronavirus or the flu, including:

  • Avoid close contact (less than 6 feet) with people who are sick.  
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze into your elbow or with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

Hand sanitizers should be alcohol based for effectiveness. Antibacterial soaps aren’t needed, since COVID-19 and influenza are viruses. The CDC is not recommending the use of masks or gloves for healthy individuals. 

We will share information with you as it becomes available.