In addition to providing safe, reliable and affordable energy, electric cooperatives are community-focused organizations serving friends and neighbors. Part of our mission is to keep our co-op consumer-members informed of co-op business as well as issues affecting our communities. Here we will provide articles and tips to help Kansans stay safe at home and manage the changes affecting families.
Essential Employees Announcement
To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), health officials in several Kansas counties have issues "stay home" orders directing citizens to remain in their homes except to conduct essential activities.
Executive Order No. 20-15 issued by Gov. Laura Kelly establishes the Kansas Essential Function Framework (KEFF) for COVID-19 response efforts, outlining those services considered essential functions critical to the ability of government entities and private enterprises to work together to slow the spread of COVID-19, mitigate its effects and secure the safety and protection of the civilian population.
KEFF focuses on four functional areas: Connect (100), Distribute (200), Manage (300), and Supply (400).
Electric cooperatives fall under KEFF 200, to distribute and transmit electricity, and under KEFF 400 to generate electricity. You will continue to see your co-op’s linemen and other essential staff working in your communities to maintain electrical equipment and keep your electrical power flowing safely.