NFIB in Kansas Sends Warning About Renewing Emergency Declaration
NFIB, or the National Federation of Independent Business in Kansas, with thousands of members scattered across the state, released this statement today ahead of next week’s expected move by the Governor to seek renewal of the state’s COVID-19 emergency declaration when it runs out on September 15. NFIB strongly believes that any emergency extension should not include the ability for the Governor to close businesses.
“We all want to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Kansas. However, mandating that small businesses shut their doors again is not the answer,” said NFIB State Director in Kansas, Dan Murray. “Small business owners are still recovering from the first shut down. The devastation was widespread, and many small businesses won’t get back on their feet for months. Another shut down could be catastrophic. Our small business owners responsible. They are taking the correct health measures to keep both their employees and customers safe. Keeping these businesses open is imperative to our state’s long term economic health.”