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City of Manhattan News

Posted on: March 12, 2020

3 new coronavirus cases identified in Johnson County, Kansas

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Three new cases of coronavirus have been identified in Kansas. The cases are in Johnson County and involve three people who attended the same conference in Florida. It is believed they contracted COVID-19 in Florida. They were not symptomatic when traveling home and sought care once they began feeling ill. Read the full news release from Kansas Department of Health and Environment here.

It is essential for all of us to remain calm and do what we can to help prevent the spread of disease. This includes staying home if you are sick, washing hands, and taking common sense precautions. If you are at an increased risk for infection, as someone who is elderly or who has a compromised immune system, it is a good idea for you to take extra precaution and avoid large groups and limit your contact with the public.

The City of Manhattan is presently evaluating the many activities and programs we coordinate and support to determine if it is appropriate to make any changes to normal operations. Information will be shared as soon as decisions are made.

Read the KDHE News Release
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