For Immediate Release: May 1, 2020
In order to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Jefferson County Health Officer, Crystal VanHoutan, R.N., B.S.N. encourages all Jefferson County citizens to comply with Governor, Laura Kelly’s issued Executive Order 20-29 and follow the public health recommendations of the Center of Disease for Disease Control and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
The following additional restrictions are being imposed in Jefferson County by Emergency Order issued on the 1st day of May 2020 to be in effect at 12:00 A.M on May 4, 2020 and continue in effect until rescinded, expanded, or modified by separate order of the local health officer, or May 18, 2020 at 12:00 A.M., whichever date is earlier in time:
Any business that serves prepared food or drink shall: 1. Cease self-service of unpackaged food or beverages, such as hot bars, salad bars, buffets, or beverage stations; and 2. Maintain adequate social distancing of 6 feet between tables and dining groups.
People at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 are urged to stay in their residence except as necessary to seek medical care. Additional recommendations include; stay at home if you are sick, wear masks in public settings, maximize physical distance (6 ft or more) in public settings, avoid socializing with large groups, minimize non-essential travel, check in with friend and family who are isolated, and wash your hands frequently.
In all areas, establishments must follow the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), federal, state and local public health officials for social distancing and infection control measures.
For any questions please contact Jefferson County Health Department at 785-403-0025.
May 1st Order
May 1st Press Release