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COVID-19 City of Garden City Updates

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As the county and state begins to reopen, the City of Garden City will for follow directives outlined in the plan put out by the State of Kansas and being administered by Finney County. The City will continue to follow the guidelines and setup for each phase of the plan.

During Phase 1 and Phase 2, all services out of the City of Garden Administrative Center (301 N. 8th) are available by phone, internet, or drive-thru. The building will be closed to walk-in traffic. The building will reopen in whole or in part to walk in traffic during Phase 3. Each department will be designing operational protocols for Phase 3 and beyond. 

The City will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation and make changes as needed. Staff will continue to provide essential operational services to the community, while altering certain protocols to reduce exposure and maintain necessary staffing levels.

Staff will continue to work normal schedules and be available by phone and email during regular business hours. Interactions related to city business will be limited to means of online, email, and phone communication. Appointments can be made to address topics that need to be in-person. We ask our residents to be patient as certain staffing levels will be limited.

While we know this changes the way we do business, it is important that we do our part to slow the spread of this virus by take precautionary measures to protect the health and safety of our residents and employees.

It is important for all of us to remain calm and do what we can to help prevent the spread of disease. This includes staying home if you are sick, washing hands, and taking common sense precautions.

With a threat of this kind, it is natural to feel a lot of apprehension and to have questions. Make sure you are relying on reputable sources of information to find answers, such as your healthcare provider, and the resources listed at the bottom of this page.


City Administrative Center
Buffalo Dunes Golf Course
Garden City Fire Department
Garden City Police Department
Garden City Recreation Commission
Garden City Regional Airport
Lee Richardson Zoo
Municipal Court
Neighborhood & Development Services
Public Works
Service and Finance
Finney County Humane Society
Finney County Transit
Valley View Cemetery

Public Notice of Fund Availability

Local small businesses are currently feeling the unprecedented pressures from the economic and health impacts of COVID-19. In order to help alleviate some of these pressures, the City of Garden City has financial assistance (as available) for working capital through recaptured Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). Funds will be in the form of a short-term loan and must be used by existing businesses for working capital needed to retain jobs. Working capital is defined as salaries/wages, inventory purchase, utilities, rent, insurance payments, etc. Retained jobs must meet the 51% low-to-moderate income requirement of the CDBG/RLF program.

We encourage all businesses who are currently experiencing financial challenges to complete the CDBG application. Even if your business  doesn’t qualify for these funds, it will assist us in connecting you with additional resources that may prove helpful.

Applications may be found at: here. All applications will be submitted to the governing body for approval.


Aviso Publico de Fondo Disponible

Las pequeñas empresas locales están sintiendo actualmente las presiones sin precedentes de los impactos económicos y de salud de COVID-19.  Para ayudar a aliviar algunas de estas presiones, la Ciudad de Garden City tiene asistencia financiera (lo disponible) para capital de trabajo a través de fondos recapturados de Subsidio de Desarrollo Comunitario (CDBG). Los fondos serán en forma de préstamos a corto plazo y deben ser utilizados por las empresas existentes para obtener el capital de trabajo necesario para retener los empleos. El capital de trabajo se define como sueldos/ salarios, compra de inventario, utilidades, renta, pagos de aseguranza, etc. Los trabajos retenidos deben cumplir con el requisito de ingresos del 51% de bajo a moderado del programa CDBG / RLF.

Alentamos a todas las empresas que actualmente estan experimentando desafios financieros a completar la solicitud CDBG. Incluso si su empresa no califica para estos fondos, nos ayudara a conectarlo con recursos adicionales que pueden ser utiles.

Las aplicaciones se pueden encontrar en: aqui. Todas las aplicaciones se enviarán al órgano de gobierno para aprobación.




Finney County Coronavirus (covid-19) hotline
Reduce The Spread
Contact FCHD