Douglas County Health Officer Dr. Thomas Marcellino has issued a "stay at home" order for Douglas County, KS, that will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, March 24.
What will remain open:
- Grocery stores
- Gas stations
- Health care facilities
Residents are ordered to remain home except for essential needs. The order is effective until April 23, unless otherwise amended.
Vulnerable populations including the elderly and those with underlying health conditions must stay-at-home. All community members should stay at home except to perform essential duties for business continuity or government functions, to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care or perform activities related to maintaining a healthy lifestyle during this time.
It’s fine to go outside for walks if you are not in a group and practice proper social distancing.
The Douglas County order matches recent ones issued in neighboring counties of the Kansas City area, including Johnson, Wyandotte and Leavenworth counties.
Baldwin City Cancellations and Suspensions due to COVID-19
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- VIN inspections and fingerprinting services are suspended.
- BCPD is requesting individuals call instead of walking in if possible - 785-594-3850.
- Other police services will continue as normal.
- The station is not open to the public, but all fire services will continue as normal.
- All April 2nd court cases are suspended and will be added to the May docket. More information about municipal court is available here.
- Regular City Council, Planning Commission meetings, and all Committee Meetings are canceled through March 29th.
- City Hall and Public Works offices are closed to walk in visitors until further notice.
- Bills can be paid online, through the mail, over the phone, or via the dropbox at City Hall.
- Utility disconnects have been suspended until further notice.
Douglas County just launched a collaborative webpage where you can access current information about the local coronavirus impacts and resources.
Douglas County Health Officer Dr. Thomas Marcellino has issued a “Stay at Home” order as the Douglas County community continues with efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. Grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations and healthcare facilities will remain open, as residents are ordered to remain home except for essential needs.
Utility disconnects are suspended until further notice, by order of the Governor.
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First case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) identified in Douglas County http://bit.ly/2TWgV9O “Given the number of cases elsewhere in Kansas and in the United States, we have been working diligently with our local partners to prepare for a positive case here,” said Director Dan Partridge. “This confirms what we’ve thought for days now — that coronavirus is in our community, and we need to continue to take appropriate action.”
Douglas County Health Officer Dr. Thomas Marcellino on March 18 prohibited public gatherings in the county of more than 10 people until April 1 to help stem the COVID-19 disease outbreak. Marcellino also ordered from March 19 to April 1 closure of restaurants, dining facilities, bars, taverns, night clubs and movie theaters.
City Meetings Cancelled, Offices Closed to the Public
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