The Center's for Disease Control (CDC) recently announced new guidelines for wearing cloth face masks in public. Read the face mask guidelines here and watch this how-to video from the U.S. Surgeon General.
Map of Coronavirus Cases in Kansas
The City of Augusta is monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and imploring employees and residents to take precautions. The health of our community and residents is of the utmost importance. It is critical that you follow social distancing techniques to help curb the spread of this virus. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment continues to provide regular updates on the spread of the illness. Click here to view (KDHE's) update from March 23, 2020 providing the most updated guidance on COVID - 19.
City officials are reviewing public health official guidelines, internal organizational policies and continuity of operations plans to determine the most appropriate actions regarding city services. The city will notify the community of any modifications or changes to city services on the city's website and Facebook pages.
STOP THE SPREAD
KANSAS GOVERNOR EXECUTIVE ORDERS
- 20-03 Extending States of Local Disaster Emergency
- 20-05 Temporary Prohibition on Utility Disconnects
- 20-07 Temporarily Closing K-12 Schools
- 20-10 Temporarily Prohibiting Certain Foreclosures and Evictions
- 20-11 Temporarily Requiring Continuation of Waste Removal Services
- 20-12 Driver's License and Vehicle Registration and Regulation
- 20-13 Allowing Certain Deferred Tax Deadlines and Payments During Pandemic
- 20-14 Ban on Gatherings with 10 or more People
- 20-15 Establishing Essential Function Framework for COVID-19 Response
- 20-16 Statewide "Stay Home" Order
- 20-17 Temporary Relief of Unemployment Insurance Requirements
State of Kansas
Governor Laura Kelly issued an emergency declaration for the State of Kansas on March 12, 2020.
Individuals are encouraged to take precautions to avoid the spread of infection, such as washing hands frequently, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home if you have symptoms of illness. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends older adults and those with compromised immune systems or serious underlying health conditions take extra precautions. Here are some other guidelines:
Stay home if you have symptoms of acute respiratory illness (e.g. cough, shortness of breath) or a fever (100.4 or higher on an oral thermometer) or signs of a fever.
Stay home until you’re fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medicines.
Immediately leave your workplace if you begin to have acute respiratory illness symptoms (i.e. cough, shortness of breath).
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing (or an elbow or shoulder if no tissue is available).
Wash your hands often (especially before eating) with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60-95% alcohol.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Greet people without touching.
Put a plan together for what you will do if you or a family member who is at high risk becomes sick.
MEETINGS / PUBLIC GATHERINGS
Effective 3-24-2020, Governor Laura Kelly issued Executive Order 20-14 temporarily banning gatherings of 10 or more people. This is a wide ranging order effecting all types of businesses and facilities including churches, community centers, restaurants etc.
The city is following guidance from the Center's for Disease Control (CDC) and the Kansas Governor's executive order and canceling all city events and meetings that do not comply with the meeting ban and stay home order . Two events have been canceled so far, including the Bugs Bunny Club and the Skatepark Design Public Workshop. Additional cancellations will be noted on the city web calendar and Facebook pages.