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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Under Governor’s order, Douglas County residents to continue to stay at home, with listed exceptions

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LAWRENCE – Since March 24, Douglas County residents have lived under a “Stay at Home” order as the Douglas County community continues with efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.

As Governor Laura Kelly on March 30 enacted a s...

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

With additional case, Douglas County now has four total travel-related cases of coronavirus disease

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LAWRENCE – Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health is announcing one new case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Douglas County, bringing the county’s current total to four. Results were sent to the Kansas Department of Health and Envi...

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

Two more travel-related cases of coronavirus disease identified in Douglas County

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LAWRENCE – Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health is announcing two new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Douglas County, bringing the county’s current total to three. Results sent to the Kansas Department of Health and Environ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Douglas County Health Officer prohibits public gatherings of 10-plus people

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LAWRENCE – 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...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

First case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) identified in Douglas County

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LAWRENCE – Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health is announcing the first case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Douglas County. Testing sent to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Laboratories identified the positive c...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Douglas County Health Officer prohibits public gatherings of 50-plus people

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LAWRENCE – Douglas County Health Officer Dr. Thomas Marcellino on March 17 prohibited public gatherings in the county of more than 50 people for eight weeks to help stem the COVID-19 disease outbreak. The new restriction is in line with an execu...

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Douglas County selected as finalist for RWJF Culture of Health Prize

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LAWRENCE – Douglas County has advanced to the final group among eight communities for the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize. As a 2020 finalist, the coalition of Douglas County partners is one step close...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Public Health clinic to offer same-day appointments for STD patients

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LAWRENCE – Patients who need to utilize Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health’s sexually transmitted disease clinic and counseling now have an option to save their waiting time.

The Public Health Clinic now offers same-day appointments ...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Health Department changes name to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

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As part of a rebranding effort, the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department has changed its name to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health in an effort to communicate its promise to the community as an organization.

“To advance the public health...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

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As part of back-to-school preparations, making sure your children are vaccinated on time is an important step toward ensuring their long-term health. Vaccination also helps protect the health of classmates, friends, relatives and others in the community.

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Health Department receives national award for breastfeeding support to WIC families

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Lawrence – The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is one of only 16 agencies across the country to receive the Gold Premiere Award of Excellence for its breastfeeding support to WIC families.

Leaders with the U.S. Department of Agriculture ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Douglas County rises in health rankings to 17th in Kansas

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(Lawrence) – Douglas County improved six spots to No. 17 in Kansas, according to the County Health Rankings report released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The county retur...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

SCRIPT program to help pregnant mothers quit smoking

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Lawrence, Kansas – Smoking during pregnancy can cause several complications for the health of both the mother and child. However, a new evidence-based program will help Douglas County expectant mothers quit smoking and offer healthier futures for them and...

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Posted on: January 31, 2019

Partnership to provide free health app to Douglas County residents

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LAWRENCE — Douglas County, in partnership with the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department and Kansas Department of Health and Environment, will provide for free the MyStrength app to Douglas County residents.

MyStrength offers individuals supp...

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Lawrence youth to celebrate anti-tobacco Kick Butts Day

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(Lawrence) – Several Lawrence kids and teens will spend part of their spring break this week drawing attention to the harmful effects of tobacco use and picking up cigarette butts in downtown Lawrence.

“It’s important for our ...

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