Douglas County Coronavirus Resource Hub - Maps, Response, & FAQs

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
  • Pharmacies
  • 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.

Read the full order here.

News release from Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

FAQs: Douglas County stay at home order

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 & public Works Offices

  • 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.
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