Geary County to enact Stay-at-Home order starting at midnight

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JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (WIBW) -- The Geary County Health Officer announced that they are issuing a Stay-at-Home order starting at midnight.

The announcement was made at 3:00pm Friday.

The say they will follow the guidelines set by Governor Laura Kelly’s office.

Officials stated the Stay at home order will remain in effect for the next 30 days.

During the 30 day period, officials can reassess the situation and may decide it best to increase the length of time for the stay at home order.

The decision for the stay at home order was made due to positive coronavirus cases in the counties surrounding Geary County.

“Hopefully, with this they will realize the even more seriousness of it, as we are surrounded by, on all sides, by communities and counties with…with COVID-19.” Geary County Health Department, Public Health Officer, Dr. Tammy Von Busch says.

“We’re not going to be stopping people for the sole purpose..checking to see what their essential purpose is. We're still gonna stop people from doing things illegal.” Geary County Sheriff Daniel Jackson says.

More information on the Geary County stay at home order visit the
Geary County Health Department Facebook page.