Effective Wednesday May 27 at 12:01 a.m. the Governor’s previously issued executive orders regarding limitations and restrictions for businesses and individuals have been lifted. Specifically, the Ad Astra Plan to Reopen Kansas.

Ellis County Health Department, in consultation with the County Board of Health, will not impose any restrictions on businesses or residents of Ellis County. We encourage all businesses to continue following industry standards and best practices. Governor Kelly retained 10 executive orders that ECHD encourages citizens to review. They can be found at the following

link: https://governor.kansas.gov/newsroom/executive-orders/.

Ellis County Health Department will continue to monitor health metrics provided by KDHE and provide updates to the public. Ellis County Health Department retains the statutory duty of isolation and quarantine for individuals who test positive for COVID-19 as well as close contacts.

Residents and visitors of Ellis County need to remain diligent in social distancing as well as basic precautions like washing your hands, covering your cough and staying home when you are ill.

Continue to follow and understand guidance provided by KDHE and ECHD. Make the individual choice to protect yourself and others around you.

Reopening Metrics for Ellis County:

New cases in the last 14 days: 0

Days Since Onset of Last Case: 38 Days

Hospitalizations: 0

Deaths: 0

Contact Tracers per 100,000 population: 60

Testing rate per 1000 population 23.21

Percent of positive rate 1.2 %

Stay informed as information changes frequently. For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/COVID19 or

www.kdheks.gov/. Call the KDHE phone bank at 1-866-534-3463 (1-866-KDHEINF) or ECHD at 628-9440.