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March 19, 2020 2:56 PM

Regional Business Operation Information During COVID-19

Are you curious if a business is closed or has changed its business operations? The Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce created a resource page to keep everyone informed. Go to

March 17, 2020 12:21 PM

Closure of Public Access to City Facilities | March 17, 2020

City closing public facilities in response to coronavirus|

DODGE CITY, Kansas — Out of the utmost care and concern for our community and in an abundance of public caution, the City of Dodge City is taking several proactive steps to combat and limit the...

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March 13, 2020 12:04 PM

Information on COVID-19 for Ford County


March 13, 2020 | We know there is an immense amount of information out there regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. If there is something to report, we assure you we will be open, honest, and transparent. We are in regular...

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Latest Update:

March 17, 2020 12:48 PM

Ford County, Kansas - The first confirmed case of COVID-19 has been identified in Ford County. The confirmed case is being treated and their family is under quarantine. The individual traveled into Ford County and is over the age of 60 years.
Ford County has remained fully staffed in all areas related to the mitigation and tracking of COVID-19 and will remain attentive and engaged in all activities in the future. Our staff, along with community partners, are all dedicated to the Ford County Community and are staying up late, waking up early to stay prepared and to keep you informed and safe.
If you feel you are in need of COVID-19 testing because of active symptoms or recent travel to areas with confirmed cases, please call your medical provider. Medical providers, Western Plains Medical Complex and Ford County Health Department have the ability to test for COVID-19.
Please visit the following links for more information:
www.kdheks.gm1coronavirus www.cdc. _ ov coronavirus www.cdc. _ ov/covid19
Ford Count Health Department recommendations to help_prevent the spread of COVID-19_;
../ Use proper handwashing techniques
../ Avoid attending large gatherings and work if you are feeling ill
../ Avoid touching your mouth, eyes, nose without first washing your hands
../ Cover your cough and sneeze
../ Clean and disinfect contact surfaces (home, office, etc.)
Important Telephone Numbers:
KDHE Hotline 1.866.534.3463
Ford County Public Health Department 620.227-4545

J.D. Gilbert, BS, MBA
County Administrator and Public Information Officer

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The Mission of Ford County Government is to build on our heritage, prepare for the future and provide quality services to our citizens.