CORONAVIRUS: Chase County latest area county to issue stay-at-home-order Featured

CORONAVIRUS: Chase County latest area county to issue stay-at-home-order Chase County Courtesy Image

Chase County has officially issued a stay-at-home order for residents in response to the coronavirus pandemic becoming the fifth area county to do so.

The order was announced Thursday afternoon and will go into effect at 12:01 am Saturday and remain in effect for 30 days. Residents will still be permitted to engage in activities essential to the health and safety of themselves, family members, household members and pets.

This includes obtaining medical or household supplies such as food and other essentials, performing work for essential business, complying with court orders, to engage in outdoor activity with proper social distancing and obtaining healthcare services.

Along with the stay-at-home order, the county is also mandating a 14-day home quarantine for any county residents who recently traveled to any state with known widespread transmission, traveled on a cruise ship or a river cruise on or after Mar. 15, traveled internationally on or after Mar. 15 or have been notified by public health officials they had close contact with a "laboratory-confirmed" COVID-19 case.

The announcement from Chase County follows a similar one from earlier Thursday by Osage County. Osage County Public Health Officer Jennifer Patterson made the announcement Thursday morning. The order goes into effect at 12:01 am Saturday and is in effect until further notice.

Chase and Osage counties now join Lyon, Coffey and Morris Counties under separate stay-at-home orders through Public Health departments. At this time, neither county has any confirmed or presumed positive cases.

For more information on the Chase County order call 620-794-5053 and for more information about the Osage County stay-at-home order call 785-828-3117.

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