Governor Kelly signs Executive Orders limiting gatherings, providing essential function framework for local communities

As she discussed during a press conference Monday, Governor Laura Kelly today issued Executive Order #20-14 limiting mass gatherings in Kansas to 10 persons, which replaced the previous order limiting mass gatherings to 50 persons. The decision was based on updated guidance from the White House Coronavirus Task Force, and modeling from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) that projected cases of COVID-19 in Kansas could sharply rise to a range of 300 to 900 by the end of the month. “While none of us wanted to see this Executive Order further limiting the size of gatherings, it

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Health Department Now by Appointment Only

Effective March 24, 2020, McPherson County Health Department will implement services by appointment only. Our front entrance will be locked during operating hours in order to keep gatherings less than 10-persons. If you have an appointment scheduled with us from March 25th to April 5th, please expect to hear from our staff soon. We will assess each client’s situation and will make the necessary changes to keep you safe. If you plan to utilize a walk-in service, please call ahead and we will further instruct you. When you arrive to MCHD, please stay in your vehicle or space yourself 6

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Obituary: Doris May Liscum

Doris May Liscum, 87, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at The Cedars, McPherson.  Doris taught special education at schools in Austin, TX and California.  She was also an elementary and junior high teacher in Pico Rivera, CA. She was born on January 3, 1933, in Hutchinson, KS, the daughter of Frank Porter and Sarah Velma (Bressler) Liscum.  Doris graduated from Geneseo High School in 1951.  She received a Bachelor’s Degree in 1955 from Abilene Christian College in Abilene, TX.  She also did graduate work at University of Texas in Austin. She was a member of McPherson Church of Christ

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McPherson Covid-19 Response Fund

The McPherson County Community Foundation has a COVID 19 Response Fund to help schools and organizations provide resources and funds to our county residents. These funds are intended to complement the work of our local entities and expand our capacity to address all aspects of the outbreak as efficiently as possible. The COVID-19 response funds will provide support to organizations that are assisting the most disproportionately impacted individuals and families. Discussion have centered on using funds to help families with the extra food expense anticipated as students are learning virtually; expenses related to virtual learning including providing internet access for those

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Governor Issues Executive Orders for Covid-19 Relief

Governor Laura Kelly signed today executive orders as part of her administration’s comprehensive response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The safety and well-being of Kansans is my top priority,” Kelly said. “During these trying times we need essential services to continue to function to secure our public safety and health. We also need some leniency when it comes to deadlines. These executive orders are necessary steps to help Kansas families during this crisis.” Foreclosures and Evictions Kelly rescinded Executive Order #20-06 and replaced it with Executive Order #20-10, which temporarily prohibits certain foreclosures and evictions. The EO explicitly requires that a

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New Jersey and Illinois Added to Travel Quarantine for McPherson

As of 8:00 am, McPherson County does not have any positive cases of COVID-19. Specimen collection is occurring daily in McPherson County at multiple provider locations. Please note essential social gatherings should consist of 10-persons or less, and Illinois and New Jersey have been added to the travel mandates requiring 14-day quarantine when arriving back to Kansas. As of March 24, 2020, the KDHE is mandating 14-day home quarantine for Kansans who have:  Traveled to California, Florida, New York, or Washington state on or after March 15.  Traveled to Illinois or New Jersey on or after March 23.

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Obituary: Donald Wayne “Don” Nelson

Donald Wayne “Don” Nelson, 53, of McPherson, KS, passed away at 6:59 a.m., Monday, March 23rd, unexpectedly, at his home. Don was born at Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City, South Dakota on March 27, 1966, a son of Donald  Kent Nelson and Janice Lee (Allen) Nelson. Don attended Roosevelt grade school, Park School, McPherson Junior High and graduated from McPherson High School, McPherson, Kansas in 1984.  He then attended Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas where he received his Master’s in Business and Administration. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church McPherson, KS. Don was in the United

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Daily 911 for 3/23/20

Police personnel responded to West First Street for a report of past harassment/staling/threat at 6:04 am. EMS, Fire, Police personnel and the coroner responded to Willow Springs Court for a report of unknown problems, life status questionable at 6:10 am. Police personnel responded to North Main Street for a report fo indecency/lewdness at 9:23 am. EMS and Fire personnel responded to South Ash for a report of a stroke(CVA)/TIA at 11:00 am.

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