KDHE Updates Travel Guidelines

KDHE's travel quarantine advisory list has been updated to include Kuwait, Mongolia, and St Martin. India and Trinidad and Tobago have been removed from the list. 

For more information, view the full press release.

Pottawatomie County Asks All Persons Living and Working in the County Aged 65+ to Call Health Dept. on March 3

Pottawatomie County is asking all those 65+ who live and work in the County to call the Pottawatomie County Health Department on Wednesday March 03, 2021 at 785.457.3719

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Pottawatomie County Starts Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Vaccine

Pottawatomie County Health Dept. is currently notifying individuals who signed-up that they are scheduling appoints for the first Phase 2 COVID-19 vaccines. Individuals must have an appointment to receive the vaccine.

View the full press release here.

Pottawatomie County Vaccination Interest Form is now available

Please go to the Vaccination Interest Form to let the Pottawatomie County Health Department know that you would like to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. We will use the contact information provided in the form to send you vaccine availability and location updates as they become available.

Free COVID Testing Sites

The State of Kansas has partnered with to offer several sites throughout the state for free COVID testing. The sites closest to Pottawatomie County are:

CiCo Park Barns - 1710 Avery Ave Manhattan, KS 66503

Hummer Sports Park - 2751 SW East Circle Dr Topeka, KS 66606

New Mount Zion Baptist Church - 2801 SE Indiana St Topeka, KS 66614

Church of the Cross - 1600 Rush St Salina, KS 67401

Pottawatomie County Adopts KDHE/CDC Quarantine Guidance

The Pottawatomie County Health Department announced that it will adopt the revised quarantine guidance approved by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Centers for Disease Control. The new guidance changes the quarantine period for close contacts to 10 days if no symptoms appear. View the full press release for more information.

Wamego Mask Ordinance Adopted

The City of Wamego has adopted a mask ordinance. This ordinance is in effect only within the city limits of Wamego. For a full list of where a mask is required, who is exempted, and any penalties please view the full ordinance

First COVID-19 Deaths Identified in Pottawatomie County

On Monday, November 16, 2020, Pottawatomie County Health Department announced the first and possibly second COVID-19-related deaths in the County, pending confirmation from KDHE. The first patient was a 79-year-old female and the second was an 87-year-old male. Pottawatomie County expresses our deepest condolences to their families, friends, and loved ones.

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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 FridayIndividuals 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!

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.