CORONAVIRUS: Osage County announces stay-at-home order effective Saturday Featured

CORONAVIRUS: Osage County announces stay-at-home order effective Saturday Osage County logo

Another area county is now under a stay-at-home order for coronavirus.

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.

The order says residents can handle tasks essential to health and safety for themselves, family members, household members and pets, including getting medical supplies, visiting health care professionals, getting food and other supplies.

Outdoor activity is encouraged, but while parks and public areas are open, use of public playground and exercise equipment is not allowed.

The order also has a lengthy list of essential businesses categorized by healthcare operations, essential infrastructure, essential government functions and essential businesses.

Osage County now joins Lyon, Coffey and Morris counties under separate stay-at-home orders through Public Health departments. The county currently does not have any confirmed or presumed positive cases.

More information about the Osage County stay-at-home order is available by calling 785-828-3117.

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