Posted on: July 1, 2020
LAWRENCE – After a recent spike in COVID-19 cases, Douglas County’s local health officer will issue a new order to close bars and nightclubs in the county beginning Friday, July 3, for the next two weeks. The county will also ...Read on...
Posted on: June 29, 2020
LAWRENCE – People will be required to wear masks in all indoor public spaces and in situations where six feet of separation is not possible — including businesses, workplaces and public facilities such as community centers or ...Read on...
Posted on: June 4, 2020
Black Lives Matter.
Like many across the country, we are saddened and angered by the recent and horrific deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. Their deaths further expose the persistence of racism and racial violence in American society...Read on...
Posted on: May 14, 2020
LAWRENCE – A task force under Douglas County’s Unified Command has decided to align with Gov. Laura Kelly’s phased reopening plans.
“Based on our current number of COVID-19 cases and the health metrics we ar...Read on...
Posted on: August 9, 2019
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 ...Read on...
Posted on: March 1, 2019
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...Read on...
Posted on: January 31, 2019
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...Read on...