Johnson County now has four confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one death connected to the disease. Kansas Department of Health and Environment continues to work with the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment and the CDC to identify and contact people who may have come into contact with the individual while they were infectious and will monitor them for fever and respiratory symptoms.
In Edgerton, staff continues to monitor the virus. We are following guidance from the CDC, KDHE, and Johnson County Department of Health and Environment about how to plan for and respond to the coronavirus. The City is encouraging employees to frequently wash their hands and stay home if they are sick. We are also sanitizing public facilities regularly by wiping down commonly touched surfaces, like door handles, light switches and counters.
The City would like to encourage every resident to take precautions to stop the spread of illnesses.
This situation is constantly evolving and changing. For the most up-to-date information, please use the following links from KDHE and the CDC:
- Kansas Department of Health and Environment
- COVID-19 FAQs
- COVID-19 Hospital Preparedness Assessment Tool
- COVID-19 Healthcare Professional Preparedness Checklist for Transport and Arrival of Patients Potentially Infected with COVID-19
- Interim Guidance for Child Care Facilities Licensed by the KDHE
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- What you should know
- Specific guidelines for travelers
If you have recently traveled to China, Iran, Italy, Japan and South Korea and have developed fever with lower respiratory symptoms including cough and shortness of breath within 14 days of your travel, or have had contact with someone with a laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19, stay home and call your healthcare provider.