Edwardsville announces measures in response to public health concerns

The city of Edwardsville, Kansas, has announced it is taking several precautions to limit potential exposure of residents and staff to COVID-19.

According to Zack Daniel, assistant city manager, because of emerging health concerns in the Greater Kansas City region and the nation, Edwardsville is taking several precautions, including:

• Rescheduling March 19 Municipal Court appearances for later dockets. This does not apply to video arraignments, which will go on as scheduled.

• Placing a moratorium on new reservations for the Edwardsville Community Center until April 30, 2020.

• Placing a moratorium on new reservations for the shelter house at the Edwardsville City Park until April 30, 2020.

• Enacting appropriate social distancing procedures for Edwardsville police officers when dealing with large public gatherings.

• Considering additional personal protective measures for Edwardsville fire and EMS staff while treating patients, which may include placing masks on some patients.

Other measures to limit potential exposure to residents and staff may be considered as circumstances change and new information is made available, according to Edwardsville officials. These developments will be shared through news releases, on the city’s official website (www.edwardsvilleks.org), and the city’s various social media outlets. Additional information is being provided through the Wyandotte County Public Health Department (www.wycokck.org/health).

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