Sunday, March 29, 2020
     

KANSAS GOVERNOR LAURA KELLY'S EXECUTVE ORDER 20-16  Statewide "stay home" order unless performing an essential activity (read the order for details)

Information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Marion County Health Department.

 
THE MARION COUNTY COURTHOUSE IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED  to public walk-in traffic

PUBLIC ATTENDANCE OF COUNTY COMMISSION MEETINGS BY TELECOMMUNICATION ONLY.  Pursuant to KS Governor Order 20-16, in-person attendance at the County Commission meetings will not be allowed at this time.  We encourage attendance by telecommunication which also allows public interaction.
To join the County Commission meetings from your computer, tablet or smartphone, go to https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/639484901 or by phone dial 1-866-899-4679.  The access code is 639-484-901.

Please contact individual County offices directly for any questions or assistance.

Marion County Health Department
504 S. Roosevelt
Marion, KS 66861
(620) 382-2550
Fax (620) 382-8823

BICYCLE HELMET PROGRAM

FACT:  A bicycle helmet reduces the risk of serious head and brain injury by 85-88%.  But it’s not enough to simply buy and wear one – you need to make sure it fits properly.

Helmets available for free: The Health Department has received a supply of bike helmets for children and adults, from the State of Kansas, which are available for free, while our supply lasts.


BUYING A BIKE HELMET

1.  Buy a helmet that has been tested and meets the uniform safety standard issued by the U.S.    Consumer Product    Safety Commission (CPSC), or one or more of the voluntary bicycle helmet standards like ASTM, Snell or ANSI. You can tell this by looking for a label or sticker that says the helmet meets the standard.

2.  Select a brand and size that fits well prior to any adjustments. Adjustable sizing pads are often included to help ensure a better fit. Buy one that’s comfortable and attractive. You’ll be more likely to wear it.

3.  Buy a helmet that fits your child now, not a helmet to “grow into”.

4.  Replace any helmet that has been involved in a crash!