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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Public Health staff to conduct compliance checks on restaurants and bars

DgCo Phase 3_updated Sept. 3 (1)

LAWRENCE – Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health staff will begin conducting compliance checks on establishments and venues that have a liquor license to ensure they are following the local public health order issued Sept. 4.

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Amended public health order requires establishments to stop serving alcohol by 11 p.m.

DgCo Phase 3_updated Oct. 1

LAWRENCE – After monitoring the level of COVID-19 cases in the community in recent weeks since the Sept. 4 health order took effect, Douglas County leaders have agreed to extend hours in which establishments with liquor licenses can ser...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Health Department receives national award for breastfeeding support to WIC families

Cary Allen BF

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 1, 2019

SCRIPT program to help pregnant mothers quit smoking


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

Phone app-myStrength

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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