Coronavirus Information

Questions? Please e-mail PIO@Pottcounty.org

We will try to respond to as many inquiries as possible.

Announcements

Pottawatomie County Office Building Reopening to the Public

Effective Monday, June 1, 2020, County offices will be fully open to the public, no appointment necessary. 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 https://www.pottcounty.org/494/Online-Services to learn more!

KDHE Lake of the Ozarks Quarantine Recommendation

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is recommending voluntary 14-day self-quarantine for those Kansans who traveled to the Lake of the Ozarks over Memorial Day weeekend and di not use protective measures. Full Press Release

Phased Re-Opening Plan Released

The Pottawatomie County Health Officer has prepared a document to offer guidance on a safe, phased re-opening of Pottawatomie County.

The document provides guidance on continuing measures to ensure the safety of our most vulnerable, and continue to ensure our healthcare resources are not overburdened.

For more information please view the full Phase I Re-Opening Plan.

Daily Updates

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.

More Information

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.

KDHE News Release on Quarantining and Isolation due to COVID-19

Executive Order Prohibiting Gatherings of 50 or more People

  1. General Information
  2. KDHE Information
  3. CDC Updates
  • 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.