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ALERT: COVID-19: City Information

Post Date:03/13/2020 6:26 PM

Chairman Ed Eilert of the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners has declared a state of emergency for Johnson County, KS, in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. The state of emergency is effective immediately and remains in effect for seven days unless terminated earlier or renewed by consent of the Board of County Commissioners.

Read the information below to learn how the City of Gardner is supporting the emergency declaration.

 In a continued effort to protect the public and limit the spread of COVID-19, the City of Gardner will be taking the following precautionary measures effective immediately:

• Suspend utility shutoffs as well as penalties and fees through March 31 to limit public contact.
• Cancel Municipal Court through March 31. (The city will notify individuals by letter regarding their new court date.)
• Cancel all public activities scheduled at the Gardner Justice Center and the Gardner Senior Center from March 16 through March 31.
• Postpone the State of the City – future date to be announced.
• Cancel all Youth Soccer practices through March 23 – the city will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and determine whether to extend the date.

The city will still hold City Council and Planning Commission meetings as scheduled. We encourage the public to watch our livestream at youtube.com/user/CityofGardnerKS and only attend if they need to provide public comment. We ask that if you do plan to attend that you wash your hands before entering the meeting and following.

Lastly, while city offices will remain open at this time, we encourage you to conduct your city business online or by phone.

The health and well-being of our community remain our top priority, and we will continue to provide more updates as they become available. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

Visit JoCoGov.org/Coronavirus for the latest information impacting our county.

 

OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS:

Kansas Department of Health

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention