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.
Pottawatomie County Office Building Closed to the Public
In an effort to prioritize the safety of its citizens and employees, the main office building at 207 N 1st St in Westmoreland is closed to the public. The Justice Center, Health Department, and Landfill remain open to the public in a limited capacity.
Payments can be mailed to County offices or placed in the dropbox on the north side of the building. Utility payments can be made online, by mail, or at the Farmer’s State Bank drive-thru facilities in Westmoreland and East Manhattan. Certain other payments can be made online or over the phone, but the public should contact the individual office to determine their payment options.
The Justice Center, Health Department, and Landfill will remain open to the public in a limited capacity for the time being. Entrance to the Justice Center is limited to the west doors, and only those with related business will be admitted.
Additionally, the District Court has closed all Courtrooms to the general public until further notice. A petition seeking relief under the Kansas "Protection from Abuse Act" or the Kansas "Protection from Stalking, Sexual Assault or Human Trafficking Act" can be obtained by the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office. Once completed, please return the petition to the Sheriff’s Office and you will be notified as to whether your request for relief has been granted or denied. For more information, please see the following Notice from the District Court.
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.
- 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: