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

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    Playgrounds Are Open - Use at Your Own Risk

    Caution tape and hazard fencing surrounding Baldwin City playgrounds has been removed as of June 1st. Read on...
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    2020 Pool Information

    The Baldwin City Recreation Commission is pleased to share information on the upcoming 2020 pool season. Click through to read the entire plan. Read on...
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    BCPD to Resume In-Person Services with Limitations

    As we move into Phase 1.5 of reopening Kansas, the Baldwin City Police Department will be reopening our lobby on Monday, May 18th. VIN inspections and fingerprinting services will resume with restrictions. Read on...
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    City Hall, BCPD, and Public Works to Reopen Lobby Spaces with Limitations

    Moving into Phase 1.5 of reopening Kansas, City Hall, Baldwin City Police Department, and Public Works will reopen with limited capacity. Read on...
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    Governor Kelly Announces $9 Million in CDBG Funds for Community Response

    ATTENTION SMALL BUSINESSES $9 million in federal funding will be made available to the Community Development Block Grant program to support community responses to the COVID-19 crisis, especially targeted to small businesses with fewer than 50 employees. Read on...
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    The Baldwin Beacon, Special Edition: Waiting

    In this edition: Waiting. Governor Laura Kelly’s press briefing is at 6:30pm today, and we’ll have a better idea what the next few weeks will look like after that. In the meantime, here’s what we know will continue around town for now. Read it
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  1. Reopen Kansas Plan
  2. Kansas Stay at Home Order
  3. Douglas County Stay at Home Order

On April 30, 2020, Governor Laura Kelly announced a three (3) phase plan to reopen Kansas using milestones instead of specific dates. 

From the Governor’s website

"Progress will be measured by monitoring our testing rates, COVID-19 hospitalizations, ability to contact trace, and availability of personal protective equipment.

Here’s what you can do to help reach reopening milestones:

  • Follow your county’s restrictions. Not all counties may choose to open at the same time.
  • Stay home if you’re sick.
  • Wear masks in public settings.
  • Maximize physical distance (6 feet or more) in public settings.
  • Avoid socializing with large groups.
  • High-risk individuals should only leave the house for essential needs.
  • Minimize nonessential travel.
  • Check in (via phone/letter/text/email) with friends and family who are isolated.
  • Wash your hands frequently."

Find the details of the plan here:

Baldwin City Cancellations and Suspensions due to COVID-19

Click each header to go to the individual websites.


  • 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.


  • Municipal Court is temporarily suspended through May. More information about municipal court is available here.


  • Regular City Council, Planning Commission meetings, and all Committee Meetings are currently proceeding in a virtual format.

public spacesCity 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.
  • City Council approved a Utility Deferment Program that is available now. Click for more information.
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