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Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Pawnee Rock, Barton Co. 05/26/2020Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Pawnee Rock, Barton Co. TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Pawnee Rock public water distribution system, located in Barton County. Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: ? If your tap water appears dirty, flush the water lines by letting the water r
KDHE recommends self-quarantine for Kansans who traveled to Lake of the Ozarks 05/26/2020 TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is recommending voluntary 14-day self-quarantine for those Kansans who traveled to Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, over the Memorial Day weekend and did not use protective measures, such as social distancing and face masks. Over the holiday weekend, large crowds were reported at the Lake of the Ozarks with no protective practices b
Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae 05/21/2020TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), has continued a public health advisory for a Kansas lake. A watch remains in effect for Lake Shawnee in Shawnee County. A watch means that blue-green algae have been detected and a harmful algal bloom is present or likely to develop. People are encour
National Safe Boating Week is May 16-22: Safe Kids Kansas provides tips to keep your family safe out on the water 05/15/2020National Safe Boating Week is May 16-22 Safe Kids Kansas provides tips to keep your family safe out on the water Topeka – National Safe Boating Week is May 16-22, and Safe Kids Kansas reminds families to follow safety recommendations before heading out on open water. “We know during this time of COVID-19, many of us are eager to get out. First and foremost, we encourage everyone to be mindful of
Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae 05/14/2020TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), has continued a public health advisory for a Kansas lake. A watch remains in effect for Lake Shawnee in Shawnee County. A watch previously issued for Council Grove City Lake in Morris County has been lifted effective today. A watch means that blue-gree
KDHE Medicaid Director Resigns 05/13/2020TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announces the resignation of the state’s Medicaid Director, Adam Proffitt, effective June 5. Proffitt joined KDHE as the Division of Healthcare Finance’s Director of Operations/COO in December 2017. He was named the Medicaid Director in May 2019. “I am incredibly thankful for Adam’s leadership and service during his time with KDHE,”
Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Wetmore, Nemaha Co. 05/13/2020 TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Wetmore, located in Nemaha County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the system. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination. Public water suppliers in Kansas take all
KDHE adds state to travel quarantine list, removes others 05/12/2020TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has added one state to the quarantine list: Maryland, and removed two states from the list: Colorado and Louisiana. This includes removal of the specific Colorado counties listed previously. This is effective for persons returning today, May 12, and moving forward. A comprehensive list of those individuals in Kansas needing to quara
Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Wetmore, Nemaha Co. 05/11/2020TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Wetmore, located in Nemaha County. Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: ? If your tap water appears dirty, flush the water lines by letting the water run until it clears. ? Boil water for one minute prior to drinking or food preparation or use bottled
KDHE, KU Study COVID-19 Detection in Wastewater 05/07/2020 TOPEKA –The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recently teamed up with the University of Kansas School of Engineering (KU) to determine if genetic remnants of COVID-19 can be detected in wastewater. The concept originally tested in Massachusetts and the Netherlands, and now throughout the United States, is that people infected with the virus shed it through their urine and feces.
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