COVID-19: Coronavirus Updates

POSTED Monday, March 30, 2020 @ 12:00 p.m.

Governor Kelly has issued a statewide, temporary stay at home order. The order went into effect at midnight on Monday and will remain in effect until April 19, 2020. Please find the order here

Please stay home except for essential activities. Be well.

POSTED Friday, March 27, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.

Douglas County issues daily updates from their team to keep folks updated on the situation in the county. Please visit their Facebook page to stay informed about what’s happening in and around our community.

At Monday’s City Commission meeting (March 23, 2020), the City Commission approved the suspension of the assessment of late penalties on utility bills for non-payment. This decision was made to help mitigate the current and impending economic effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on residents. Residents will still be required to pay the balance on their bills. The suspension of the assessment of the late penalties will be effective April 11th until further notice. Information and documentation from the meeting can be found on our website, in the meeting agenda center.

Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & EMS posted a short video on their Facebook page - shared by Mayor Tim Reazin - about how first-responders will approach calls that have been identified as a possible infectious disease medical call. 

POSTED Tuesday, March 24, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m.

Douglas County has issued a 30-day Shelter in Place order for all residents of Douglas County. Residents are asked to stay at home until April 23, except for essential activities and to conduct essential business as defined in the order.  Read the order here.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has launched a rumor control site to help combat misinformation about COVID-19 that people may be seeing online and elsewhere. You can view the site here.

The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University is tracking the global impact of the COVID-19 Coronavirus using GIS data from health agencies around the world. It is an impressive display of data.

POSTED Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 12:00 p.m.

Douglas County has launched a COVID-19 information hub for the county. The site is full of up-to-date information about how the county and cities in the county are responding to the outbreak and how services are being impacted, including Eudora. Please bookmark the link and visit when you have questions.

POSTED Wednesday, March 18, 2020 @ 9:00 a.m.

Eudora’s weekly newsletter went out this morning with information about the COVID-19 outbreak and the City Commission meeting. If you do not receive our weekly e-newsletter, sign up here

POSTED Tuesday, March 17, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.

Updates and Impacts to City Services

City Hall 

  • Access to City Hall is closed to the public - please contact City Hall via phone or through our website 
  • The following city services are available online or by phone:
  • The following city services are suspended:
    • Notary Public
    • Special Event Permits

Office of Building, Planning & Codes

  • Access to the Codes Office is closed to the public - please contact the codes office via phone, email, or through our website
  • The following services are available via request by phone, email or through the website:
    • Contractor Licensing
    • Sign Permitting
    • Building Permitting
    • Building Inspections
      • All exterior inspections will be conducted
      • In-Person, residential interior inspections are suspended until further notice
      • Virtual Residential Inspections will be conducted in place of in-person inspections
      • Contractors/Homeowners may provide photos and written evidence of the permitted work completed in order to pass inspection
      • Please coordinate with the Building Inspector and city staff for more details
    • Plan Review
    • Codes Violations / Citizen Reports / Complaints
    • General Building Codes / Code Enforcement Inquiries - call or email

Public Safety Building

Public Works Building / Yard

  • Access to the public works office, buildings, and yard is closed to the public - please contact public works via phone or email:
  • All public works operations remain open and functioning as norming, including but not limited to:
    • Electricity Distribution
    • Water Distribution
    • Wastewater/Sewer Collection & Treatment
    • Streets and Stormwater Maintenance
  • The following services are available via phone, email, or online:
    • Sales or Vendor Calls
    • Receiving
    • General Inquiries
  • Bulk water distribution is OPEN

First case of coronavirus (COVID-19) identified in Douglas County

POSTED Tuesday, March 17, 2020 @ 1:30 p.m.

The City of Eudora is working with the Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health Department, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) to closely monitor the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

According to state and county officials, one person in Douglas County has tested positive for COVID-19. People who are at higher risk of getting very sick from the illness are older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions.

In order to lower risk of infection and prevent possible transmission of the virus, please follow these tips:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

Additionally, the City is asking residents to refrain from flushing anything down toilets except for toilet paper.

Learn more about how to keep yourself and your family safe around respiratory illnesses.

The CDC has provided information about drinking water safety and COVID-19. There is no risk to water supplies at this time.

Visit Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, the CDC, and the KDHE websites for the latest and best information about the COVID-19 coronavirus.