Governor’s Executive Orders Regarding K-12 Education
Governor Kelly signed Executive Order 20-59 today which outlines mitigation procedures schools must take once school resumes.
She also released the details of Executive Order 20-58 which would delay reopening schools until September 8, 2020. This EO cannot be signed until the State Board of Education approves the order.
County Offices are Open
Effective Monday, June 1, 2020, County offices will be fully open to the public, no appointment necessary. Office hours are 8.00am to 4.00pm Monday through Friday. Individuals can still receive services online or over the phone until closing, and anyone in the building at that time will be served.
While we will be resuming business, it may not seem “as normal” any more. You will notice Plexiglas panels in many of the offices, and markers placed on the floor every six feet to promote social distancing. Please note we are still able to handle many service requests on-line, through the mail, or over the phone. If you would rather handle your business without having to come to our offices in Westmoreland, we are happy to assist you however and whenever possible remotely. Visit our online services page to learn more!
In this time of national concern, Pottawatomie County officials want to keep you updated on a daily basis in regards to COVID-19. Your safety, health and security is our top priority.
You can view these updates by visiting the Daily Updates page.
Simple Health Tips
Take simple steps to avoid diseases like COVID-19:
- Wash your hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue then throw it in the trash
- Clean surfaces with disinfectant, especially those surfaces that have been touched by someone who is sick.
Click through the tabs below for more information about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and have recently traveled to one of the affected countries or areas within the United States with the disease or have been in close contact with someone who has been sick with COVID-19, call your healthcare provider.
- Making sure you’re well stocked on the essentials is smart with uncertainty about how COVID-19 social distancing recommendations could affect your daily routine and your family’s needs. Regardless of how COVID-19 spreads, however, Pottawatomie County will NOT order the closure of grocery stores or pharmacies. Buy what you need to provide for your family for up to two weeks for general preparedness. But there’s no need to stock up for any more than that. A little consideration for our neighbors is going to go a long way as we get through this together.
- How Coronavirus spreads
- At-Home Activities for Youth and Families
- FAQ regarding COVID-19.
- Below is basic information about hand washing and the differences between social distancing, quarantine, and isolation.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has many tips, documents, and news releases to stay up to date on the latest information regarding Coronavirus and COVID-19 in the State of Kansas.
They’ve also created several Video FAQs that are available online:
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has a wealth of the most up to date information regarding the Coronavirus and COVID-19.
They are also posting the latest coronavirus updates about what to do to prevent the spread of this disease through news releases, informational sheets, and videos.