News Flash

Stories

7 Stories
Posted on: July 30, 2020

JOB POSTING: LiveWell seeks to hire executive director to continue accelerating growth

LiveWell Douglas County

LiveWell Douglas County leaders have begun began formally seeking to hire an Executive Director to provide cohesive leadership and backbone support for this community coalition. The full position description is available on the coalition website, LiveWell...

Read on...

Stories
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Contact Tracing: How does it work?

contact-tracing-info-FINAL

Contact tracing is a key strategy to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in our community.

It’s a process that local health departments conduct regularly with communicable diseases but often outside of the public eye. Now the COVID-19 pandemic has...

Read on...

Stories
Posted on: July 3, 2020

FAQs for Mask Order in Douglas County

masks required sign

To stop the spread of the coronavirus in Douglas County, a local health order on July 1 began requiring most people to wear masks in indoor public spaces, and for consistency the county has since aligned with Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s statewide ...

Read on...

Stories
Posted on: June 22, 2020

FAQs for Reopening Phase 3

DgCo Phase 3_updated

Gov. Laura Kelly has presented her detailed framework for a phased-in approach to begin reopening the state. Currently, Douglas County has aligned with the Governor’s plan, which is currently in Phase 3. And Local Health Officer Dr. Thomas Marce...

Read on...

Stories
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Kansas Supreme Court OKs local Tobacco 21 policies

T21 Lawrence

The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday ruled that local governments could institute ordinances that ban the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products to people under 21, known as Tobacco 21 legislation.

“It’s really exciting because the Supreme Court clear...

Read on...

Stories
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Douglas County, Health Department offering new online resource for wellness, mental health

cellphone-cellular-telephone-close-up-211681

Douglas County and eight community agencies now offer residents a new online resource for wellness and mental health. Livongo for Behavioral Health by myStrength, an innovative leader in digital behavioral health care, provides digital self-care resources...

Read on...

Stories
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Community Forum Focuses on Vaping Among Youth

Juul pen smoke

Electronic cigarettes, otherwise known as e-cigarettes or vapes, have become extremely popular among young people in recent years. The National Youth Tobacco Survey showed an alarming 78% increase in vaping from just 11% in 2017 to 20.8% in 2018.

It&rs...

Read on...

Stories