Friday, April 03, 2020
     

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

MARION COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE:  1st Confirmed Positive Case in Marion County

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.

What is the CORONAVIRUS?


Fact sheet regarding the current Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

You can also call the phone number 211 for information on COVID-19.

  • This number is accessible 24/7/365, 180 languages, completely confidential.  You will be speaking to a live, trained individual.  United Way sponsors it.  If you would like more information on 211: http://www.211.org/

 

As the COVID-19 situation changes, so does information.  COVID-19 is a novel virus similar to the cold.  The Flu is more deadly than COVID-19, therefore it is not too late for individuals to get their flu vaccination.


 

 

 

To minimize panic due to bad/false information please refer to reliable websites, including:

Reminders:  Encourage individuals to stay home if they are sick, get a flu shot, always wash their hands, use a barrier to open doors (tissue), and use a knuckle to turn on/off a light or press an elevator button, fist bumps instead of handshakes. 

"General public - no masks".."General public-not the routine use of gloves.."  Dr. Norman's video message regarding masks and gloves for the public.

The public often misunderstands the terms Quarantine and Isolation.

Quarantine = used to isolate individuals who may have been exposed to a particular disease. It is a period of watchful waiting.  The practice protects the general population from the risk of exposure to a disease.

Isolation = used to separate ill persons who have a communicable disease from those who are healthy. Isolation restricts the movement of ill persons to help stop the spread of certain diseases.

For more information regarding quarantine and isolation:  https://www.hhs.gov/answers/public-health-and-safety/what-is-the-difference-between-isolation-and-quarantine/index.html    

If you have questions please contact us.

Marion County Health Department

620-382-2550


Important Executive Orders, Resolutions, and other notices:

KS GOVERNOR EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-16  Statewide "stay at home" order unless performing an essential activity.  (read the order for details)

MARION COUNTY EMERGENCY PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER 20200323  Prohibit large gatherings of 10 or more people and limit dining to carryout/delivery only.

MARION COUNTY EMERGENCY PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER 20200331  The Marion County Lake is closed to out-of-County visitors.  

KDHE NEW MANDATES FOR QUARANTINE AND ISOLATION of travelers, close contacts and those being tested.

KDHE MANDATING HOME QUARANTINE Updated 3/27/2020  for those who have traveled to Colorado or Louisiana on or after March 27th;  California, Florida, New York, or Washington State on or before March 15th.  Non-compliance may result in a $500 fine.

KS SUPREME COURT ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 2020-PR-016  Directing all District courts to cease all but emergency operations.

8th DISTRICT JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATIVE ORDERS 20-07 AND 20-08 Information concerning Court & Court Services.

KS GOVERNOR EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-05  Temporarily prohibits utility and internet disconnects.

KS GOVERNOR EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-07  Information concerning Kansas schools.

KS GOVERNOR STATE OF DISASTER EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION


Marion County's State of Local Public Health Emergency RESOLUTION 2020-09

KANSASWORKS Workforce Centers Operations Update

KDOA GUIDANCE FOR FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS 

Pennsylvania's DEPT OF AGRICULTURE GUIDANCE for Retail Grocery Stores, Restaurants & Bars

Marion County Health Department Memo - CDC Guidelines - March 23, 2020

US CISA IDENTIFY ESSENTIAL WORKERS  March 19, 2020

US TREASURY FINANCIAL ESSENTIAL WORKERS  March 22, 2020

SBA - SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE  Offers Disaster Assistance to KS Small Businesses

The Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES ACT  provided by US Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship

At-HOME ACTIVITIES AND RESOURCES for Youth and Families

KDHE Guidance for Workers Who Visit Homes

KDHE Interim Guidance for Cosmetology and Barber Shops  including Esthetics, Nail Technology, Electrology, Tanning, Tattoo and Body Piercing, and Massage Establishments and Schools.

KDOA Grocery Store Food Safety

KDOA Drive-Thru Food Safety

Marion County Health Department Press Release - WIC available without physical presence

KDHE and KDA Recommend Reduce Acreage Burning

MARION COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE RESPONSE TO COVID-19:


In an effort to help serve the community and the inability of some to acquire necessary items such as Food and Medicine, I am making the Sheriff's Office available to assist in delivery of these items to citizens in Marion County.

Grocery stores and Pharmacies in Marion, Hillsboro and Peabody have been advised of this and will call as we are needed or if you or someone you know needs this service you can call the Marion County Sherifff's Office at 620-382-2144 with a request.

All orders will be picked up and delivered to your home at no charge.  Officers will not transfer funds for these items either from the place of purchase or individual.

Sheriff Robert Craft