Mar 23, 2020 10:15 AM

Ellis County offers update on hours, ongoing operations

Posted Mar 23, 2020 10:15 AM

Ellis County

The Ellis County Commission recognizes the various services we provide to our citizens, businesses, and institutions throughout our community. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ellis County realizes we are a pillar in our community and the services we provide must continue. However, we must also realize the concerns and level of safety for the public as well as our valued employees.

Following recommendations of our Public Health Officer, Ellis County offices will remain open to the public with normal hours. We are taking additional steps and precautions to protect both the employees and the public. Currently the Health Department reports Ellis County is still in a low level of threat and there are no positive COVID-19 cases in Ellis County. We are encouraging everyone to follow the CDC and KDHE guidelines and recommendations. Gatherings of 50 people or more are prohibited per the Governors Executive Order 20-04. We are following the KDHE mandated travel quarantine for all of Ellis County including our employees.

The Ellis County Commission asks for your help in providing service by calling the office you need to do business with to schedule an appointment in advance. We ask if you are sick, to please stay home and wait until you recover, or try to conduct your business over the phone or send an email if possible.

Please be advised this is a dynamic situation and we are working though this daily as the situation changes. Our Ellis County Health Department will continue to monitor the situation to help keep our community informed.

As a reminder from our Health Department; please remember to regularly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, avoid touching your face with unwashed hands, stay home if you are sick, cover coughs and sneezes, and to clean and disinfect surfaces daily.