COVID-19 Corona Virus City of Goddard News Release
(Updated 03.16.2020 11:46 CDT)
Governor Laura Kelly has issued an emergency declaration for the State of Kansas in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus). The declaration authorizes the use of state resources and personnel to assist with response and recovery operations in affected counties that meet certain criteria. Sedgwick County Public Health Officer Dr. Garold Minns, M.D. has issued a public health order prohibiting gathering in excess of 250 people and remains in effect until cancelled.
PUBLIC ORDER: https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/media/56814/local-health-officer-order-prohibiting-public-gatherings-in-excess-of-250-people.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1SMF-7h7a43tLbTyUPqekQ_jdEIZRfaCOXVDZPN4QwprMtzd-m12YalXc
Because of the increased risk of spreading during gatherings limiting gatherings of any sort are discouraged in order to reduce the probability of further introduction and spread of the COVID-19 (Corona Virus)in our community.
Here is how the City of Goddard is responding to the appearance of COVID-19 within Sedgwick County. These operational plans begin Monday, March 16, and will be in effect until further notice, unless indicated differently below. As this is an evolving situation, please check back here for additional details. You may follow the latest on City operations at www.goddardks.gov
CITY HALL: Goddard City Hall and other City offices will remain open during regular business hours for online and telephone business transactions. In person transactions are restricted. If you need to conduct business with the City please conduct business over the phone 316-794-2441 or online at www.goddardks.gov or for utility payments https://portal.goddardks.gov:54982/Internetpayments/
MUNICIPAL COURT: The Court Clerk’s Office will remain open during normal business hours. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about current transactions or filings. Specific information regarding court dates will posted Monday, March 16th.
GODDARD POLICE DEPARTMENT:
Patrols will not decrease. Officers will exercise great discretion in their proactive enforcement activities. The following remain our highest priority calls for service:
• Crimes in progress
• Issues affecting public safety
• Issues affecting traffic safety and traffic flow
• Medical calls in which officers could perform life-saving measures
• Calls otherwise deemed critical in nature and time sensitive
When individuals call to request police services, it is possible that in rare instances we would take the report over the phone rather than dispatch an officer. We will still dispatch officers on high priority calls.
Please do not hesitate to call 911 or our non-emergency line at 316-794-2051 if you need police services. We will then determine the best response to that request based on the information we receive.
The following services which ordinarily take place at our station are being suspended until further notice:
• Fingerprinting services
• Child car-seat inspections and/or installations
Reliable, updated information on COVID-19 can be found on these websites:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Kansas Department of Health and Environment:
Sedgwick County Community Health News:
EPA Listing of Antimicrobial Products:
If you have symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath and believe you may have had contact or have had contact with someone with a laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19, stay home and call your healthcare provider.