Jun 15, 2020 4:36 PM

Doniphan County to lift all COVID-19 restrictions Tuesday

Posted Jun 15, 2020 4:36 PM

By BRENT MARTIN

St. Joseph Post

Doniphan County will lift all COVID-19 restrictions at the end of the day.

The Doniphan County Board of Health and Local Health Officer issued an executive order lifting all COVID-19 related restrictions in Doniphan County, Kansas effective at midnight Monday.

Doniphan County officials still encourage individuals to use good judgment in wake of the lifting of restrictions. Officials say hard work the past few months created a good foundation for the local health care system to prepare for COVID-19 testing and caseloads. Officials urge community members to not lower their guard in practicing COVID-19 infection control measures.

Doniphan County advises individuals to take the following steps to minimize their risk:

·         Distance yourself at least 6 feet from others.

·         Wear a cloth face mask in public.  The cloth mask is meant to protect other people in case you are infected. Masks should not be placed on children under two, anyone who has trouble breathing, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

·         Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  If soap and water is not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

·         Cover your sneezes and coughs with your elbow or tissue.

·         Avoid touching your nose, mouth, and eyes.

·         Disinfect high touch surfaces, phones, keyboards, doorknobs, handles, light switches, etc. with an EPA-registered disinfectant.

·         If you are a high-risk individual, stay home as much as possible.

·         Monitor your health and be alert for symptoms.  Do not go to work or out in public if you are sick. 

The Doniphan County Board of Health and Local Health Officer retain the authority to issue new orders if the need arises.

Doniphan County has reported 20 cases of the coronavirus.

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