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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Douglas County adopts Governor’s Phase 2 plan in local health order

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LAWRENCE – Douglas County’s Unified Command leadership has agreed to adopt Gov. Laura Kelly’s current Phase 2 in a local health order to keep continuity in the local Smart and Safe: Reopening Douglas County plan.&...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Unified Command to transition to COVID-19 Recovery Coordination Team

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LAWRENCE – Douglas County’s Unified Command structure that has been responsible for leading the comprehensive COVID-19 pandemic response since March will transition next week to an expanded COVID-19 Recovery Coordination Team ...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Douglas County Reopening Task Force to align with Governor’s phased plan

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LAWRENCE – A task force under Douglas County’s Unified Command has decided to align with Gov. Laura Kelly’s phased reopening plans.

“Based on our current number of COVID-19 cases and the health metrics we ar...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

More than 150 survey respondents reported unresolved COVID-19-related symptoms in late April

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LAWRENCE – Of 8,559 Douglas County residents who responded to a recent population survey, 167 of them reported they were currently experiencing two or more symptoms consistent with COVID-19 that began within the last two weeks of April....

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Monitoring COVID-19 tests, cases by race, ethnicity in Douglas County

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LAWRENCE – Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health is releasing preliminary data on the COVID-19 testing rates by race and ethnicity, though we also encourage providers to include race and ethnicity on lab orders in the future to help track this d...

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Douglas County selected as finalist for RWJF Culture of Health Prize

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LAWRENCE – Douglas County has advanced to the final group among eight communities for the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize. As a 2020 finalist, the coalition of Douglas County partners is one step close...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Health Department receives national award for breastfeeding support to WIC families

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Lawrence – The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is one of only 16 agencies across the country to receive the Gold Premiere Award of Excellence for its breastfeeding support to WIC families.

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

SCRIPT program to help pregnant mothers quit smoking

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Lawrence, Kansas – Smoking during pregnancy can cause several complications for the health of both the mother and child. However, a new evidence-based program will help Douglas County expectant mothers quit smoking and offer healthier futures for them and...

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Posted on: January 31, 2019

Partnership to provide free health app to Douglas County residents

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LAWRENCE — Douglas County, in partnership with the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department and Kansas Department of Health and Environment, will provide for free the MyStrength app to Douglas County residents.

MyStrength offers individuals supp...

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