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Posted on: September 10, 2020

What defines a COVID-19 outbreak?

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Our disease investigators answer questions about how we define outbreaks, especially in recent days with the University of Kansas conducting entry testing of all students, faculty and staff.

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

New public health order requires establishments to stop serving alcohol by 9 p.m.

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LAWRENCE – As COVID-19 cases in Douglas County have increased, leaders of Douglas County’s Education Unified Command emphasize the community is in a critical period to control the spread of the coronavirus.

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Q&A: What you need to know about quarantining for COVID-19

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Quarantining is a key part of controlling the spread of COVID-19; however, if you are unfamiliar with it, it can be an unnerving process. Epidemiology Supervisor Jeni McDonald addressed some common concerns people might have about quarantine.

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Compliance with isolation and quarantine orders key to slowing spread of COVID-19 cases

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As Douglas County has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases in recent days as part of the University of Kansas entry testing, disease investigators have been working to identify close contacts of positive cases to quarantine them.

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

Education Unified Command develops recommendation tool for Smart and Safe School Reopening Guidance

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LAWRENCE – As part of Education Unified Command response, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health has developed the following COVID-19 Smart and Safe School Reopening Guidance to assist K-12 school districts and families in decision-makin...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

Douglas County develops Education Unified Command

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Building upon Douglas County’s use of the Unified Command (UC) structure to lead a comprehensive COVID-19 pandemic response, several organizations will partner to provide a coordinated reopening and response strategy among education institutions.

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Contact Tracing: How does it work?

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Contact tracing is a key strategy to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in our community. Learn more about how it works.

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Board of Health declares racism a public health crisis

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The Lawrence-Douglas County Board of Health Monday declared racism a public health crisis and directed Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health to work with the steering committee for the Community Health Plan to add a fifth issue area in the plan focused on...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

We've Changed Our Name

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Our promise to the community illustrates so much more than can be confined into four walls of a building.

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

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