Geary County Health Officer issues stay-at-home order


GEARY COUNTY, Kan. (KSNT) – Geary County officials held a news conference Friday in reference to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Geary County Public Health Officer Tammy Von Busch announced a 30-day stay-at-home order will go into effect starting at midnight Saturday, 3/28. Details surrounding this order will be provided soon. This story will be updated when those details are available.

Geary County Fire Chief Terry Johnson said first responders will continue to respond to those in need. But if you need to call dispatch or 9-1-1, you’ll be asked a series of questions so first responders can provide the appropriate response. Officials will ask if you or members of your household are sick or have symptoms related to COVID-19.

Junction City Chief of Police John Lamb said playground equipment and basketball courts at local parks are closed and said law enforcement will be monitoring the parks and will enforce disciplinary measures if necessary.

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