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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Seeking to slow COVID-19 spread, updated local health order reduces capacity at venues

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LAWRENCE – Amid the recent spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Douglas County and the region, public health leaders have updated the local health order seeking to limit environments for exposure with the goal of cur...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

COVID-19 asymptomatic mass testing sites available for Douglas County residents beginning Nov. 21

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LAWRENCE – Asymptomatic COVID-19 mass testing events for Douglas County residents will begin on Nov. 21, and events are planned in each Douglas County city from Nov. 21-Nov. 25. 

The testing will be free for Douglas County residents, but an appoin...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Broader Unified Command structure to guide ongoing COVID-19 response and recovery efforts

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LAWRENCE – Douglas County’s Education Unified Command, which provided support and developed guidance for local K-12 schools and higher education in recent months, will move into a broader Unified Command structure that will continue to guide the ...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

Charlie Bryan and Dee Vernberg celebrate work anniversaries at LDCPH

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Business Systems Analyst Charlie Bryan is celebrating his 10 year anniversary here at LDCPH. Charlie joined LDCPH after the birth of his first baby, and has enjoyed having opportunities to grow both personally and professionally. One of his favorite memor...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

2020 Kay Kent Excellence in Public Health Service Award

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Just before he announced the surprise recipient of the 2020 Kay Kent Excellence in Public Health Service Award, Director Dan Partridge admitted several potential clues earlier in the day likely gave away the news. 

 

Due to the COVID-19 pa...

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Community COVID-19 scorecard updated to reflect current situation

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LAWRENCE – Beginning today, the Smart & Safe Community Scorecard for reopening Douglas County has a few changes that better reflect the pandemic’s current situation.

Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health adjusted metrics for some of the goals on the sc...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

LDCPH's clinic services temporarily moving to second floor for renovation project

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LAWRENCE, KS – Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health’s clinic services will temporarily be provided on the second floor of the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine Street, beginning Oct. 5 to accommodate a building renovation project. Clinic services are ...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Public Health staff to conduct compliance checks on restaurants and bars

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Establishments can request visits from staff as well to answer questions, provide guidance

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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: 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: 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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