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Neosho County Health Department , and the Kansas Department of health and Environment want to reassure the citizens of Neosho County that the recent death involving an Erie resident was not related to COVID 19. The patient had earlier been diagnosed with Influenza A.

Neosho County Health Department has not had any positive reports of COVID 19 at this time.

Neosho County grieves with the family and friends due to the loss of this young life long member to our community. Our hearts go out to the family.


Due to the high volume of calls to Public Health Dept, and Hospital’s, CDC has implemented an informational call bank.
Calls will be open for the public 24 hours a day.


For Immediate Release
March 13, 2020

For more information, contact:
Kristi Zears
Kristi.Z[email protected]

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Galesburg, Neosho Co.
TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Galesburg, located in Neosho County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

If your tap water appears dirty, flush the water lines by letting the water run until it clears.
Boil water for one minute prior to drinking or food preparation or use bottled water.
Dispose of ice cubes and do not use ice from a household automatic icemaker.
Disinfect dishes and other food contact surfaces by immersion for at least one minute in clean tap water that contains one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water.
Water used for bathing does not generally need to be boiled. Supervision of children is necessary while bathing so that water is not ingested. Persons with cuts or severe rashes may wish to consult their physicians.
The advisory took effect on March 13, 2020 and will remain in effect until the conditions that placed the system at risk of bacterial contamination are resolved. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a loss of pressure due to a line break. Lack of pressure in a distribution system may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and increase the potential for bacterial contamination.

Regardless of whether the public water supplier or KDHE announced a boil water advisory, only KDHE can issue the rescind order following testing at a certified laboratory.

For consumer questions, please contact the water system or KDHE at 785-296-5514. For consumer information please visit KDHE’s PWS Consumer Information webpage:

Restaurants and other food establishments that have questions about the impact of the boil water advisory on their business can contact the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s food safety & lodging program at [email protected] or call 785-564-6767.

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Governor Issues Emergency Declaration for COVID-19 - Governor of the State of Kansas
Governor Issues Emergency Declaration for COVID-19 - Governor of the State of Kansas

Governor Issues Emergency Declaration for COVID-19 - Governor of the State of Kansas

Governor Issues Emergency Declaration for COVID-19 Mar 12, 2020 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....


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