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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Update KDHE Vital Statistics Call Center Phone Lines Down

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Update: The issue has been resolved and the phone lines are restored. Individuals can call 785-296-1400 to contact the Office of Vital Statistics. 

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announces that its Vital Statistics...

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Neosho County Rural Water District 12, Neosho County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Neosho County Rural Water District 12 public water supply system located in Neosho CountyThe advisory was issu...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Neosho County Rural Water District 12, Neosho County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for a portion of the Neosho County Rural Water District 12 public water supply system located in Neosho County. The area affected includes households north of Hwy 39 a...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Notice of Public Meetings in Central and Eastern Kansas for Public Water Supply Lead and Copper Rule

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is holding public meetings to help communities and public water supply systems learn about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR).  Un...

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Posted on: September 17, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for 2 Water Districts & 2 Cities in Chase County

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for Public Wholesale Water District No. 26 Chase County Rural Water District No. 1, City of Cottonwood Falls & City of Strong City, Chase County public water su...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Belle Plaine, Sumner County

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for City of Belle Plaine public water supply system located in Sumner County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the system.  Failure...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Belle Plaine, Sumner County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Belle Plaine public water supply system located in Sumner County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

  • If your tap wa...
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Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Free COVID-19 Tests Now Available for All Kansas Communities

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation’s public charity, RF Catalytic Capital, and Project Access to Covid Tests (Project ACT), is now offering free at-home COVID-19 tests to households in al...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued several public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae.

A harmful algal bloom (HAB) may look like foam, scum or pai...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Belle Plaine, Sumner County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Belle Plaine public water supply system located in Sumner County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Belle Plaine, Sumner County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Belle Plaine public water supply system located in Sumner County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

KDHE Extends Public Comment Period for 29th & Grove Site Draft Corrective Action Decision in Wichita

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is extending the public comment period regarding a plan to address contamination at the 29th and Grove Site in Wichita to October 16, 2022. The draft Corrective Action Decision details the proposed re...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Girard, Crawford County

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Girard public water supply system located in Crawford County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the system.? Failure to maint...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Girard, Crawford County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Girard public water supply system located in Crawford County.  

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: September 11, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Nemaha County Rural Water District No. 3

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for Nemaha County Rural Water District No. 3 public water supply system located in Nemaha County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a los...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2022

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued several public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae.

A harmful algal bloom (HAB) may look like foam, scum or pai...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Seneca, Nemaha County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Seneca public water supply system located in Nemaha CountyThe advisory was issued because of a line break result...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Fredonia, Wilson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Fredonia public water supply system located in Wilson CountyThe advisory was issued ...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Olsburg, Pottawatomie County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Olsburg public water supply system located in Pottawatomie CountyThe advisory was issued bec...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Nominations Now Being Accepted for Kansas Health Champion Awards

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The Governor’s Council on Fitness is now accepting nominations for its annual Kansas Health Champion Awards. Awards are given to one outstanding individual and two outstanding organization, that make an exceptional effort to model, encourage and...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Seneca, Nemaha County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Seneca public water supply system located in Nemaha County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: 

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Butler County Rural Water District 6, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Butler County Rural Water District 6 public water supply system located in Butler County. The advisory was issued for a portion of the water supply system b...

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued several public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae.

A harmful algal bloom (HAB) may look like foam, scum or pai...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Elgin, Chautauqua County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Elgin public water supply system located in Chautauqua County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: 

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Fredonia, Wilson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Fredonia public water supply system located in Wilson County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for a Portion of Butler County Rural Water District 6, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for a portion of Butler County Rural Water District 6 public water supply system, located in Butler County. 

Customers should observe the following pr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the Riverchase Mobile Home Park, Riley County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Riverchase Mobile Home Park public water supply system located in Riley CountyThe advisory was issue...

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Mulvane, Sumner County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Mulvane public water supply system located in Sumner CountyThe advisory was issued because of...

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Morrill, Brown County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Morrill public water supply system located in Brown CountyThe advisory was issued because of...

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Posted on: August 28, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Riverchase Mobile Home Park, Riley County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Riverchase Mobile Home Park public water supply system located in Riley County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:&nbs...

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Posted on: August 28, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Mulvane, Sumner County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Mulvane public water supply system located in Sumner County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: 

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Posted on: August 26, 2022

Governor Laura Kelly honors Kansas Healthcare Coalitions with Proclamation

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Governor Laura Kelly signed a proclamation Wednesday designating September 22 to September 26 as Kansas Healthcare Coalition Week. The proclamation serves to honor all the work the Healthcare Coalitions (HCCs) have done during the COVID-19 pandemic.&n...

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Posted on: August 26, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Weir, Cherokee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Weir public water supply system located in Cherokee CountyThe advisory was issued because of...

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued several public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae.

A harmful algal bloom (HAB) may look like foam, scum or pai...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

Bucks Rewarded to Drivers Who Buckle Up

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Thousands of vehicles will travel the Kansas roadways during the Labor Day weekend. Many families will head out on one last trip or getaway as the school year begins. Safe Kids Kansas, sponsored in part by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, ...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Sabetha, Nemaha County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Sabetha public water supply system located in Nemaha CountyThe advisory was issued because of&nbs...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

Notice of Public Meetings in Western Kansas for Public Water Supply Lead and Copper Rule

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is holding public meetings to help communities and public water supply systems learn about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR). Under the LCRR, public...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Weir, Cherokee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Weir public water supply system located in Cherokee County 

Customers should observe the following precautions unt...

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Morrill, Brown County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Morrill public water supply system located in Brown County 

Customers should observe the following precautions unt...

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Cassoday, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Cassoday public water supply system located in Butler CountyThe advisory was issued because of&nb...

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Sabetha, Nemaha County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Sabetha public water supply system located in Nemaha County 

Customers should observe the following precautions until furth...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Sundowner West Mobile Home Park, Saline County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Sundowner West Mobile Home Park public water supply system located in Saline County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distributi...

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Prairie Schooner Mobile Home Court, Sumner County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for Prairie Schooner Mobile Home Court public water supply system located in Sumner CountyThe advisory was issued because of a...

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued several public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae.

A harmful algal bloom (HAB) may look like foam, scum or pai...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Sundowner West Mobile Home Park, Saline County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Sundowner West Mobile Home Park public water supply system located in Saline County 

Customers should observe the following precautions unti...

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

KDHE to Conduct Public Meeting September 8 at Atwater Neighborhood Resource Center in Wichita

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will conduct a public meeting September 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Atwater Neighborhood Resource Center, 2755 E. 19th St N., Wichita, Kansas, regarding a plan to address contamination at ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2022

Stream Advisory Rescinded for an unnamed tributary of Fancy Creek North Branch, South of Barnes, KS

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Kansas Department of Health & Environment has rescinded a stream advisory for an unnamed tributary of Fancy Creek North Branch where it crosses under All American Road near 1st Road in Washington County to Fancy Creek North Branch in Riley Co...

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Posted on: August 9, 2022

Environment Professionals Gather for 2022 Kansas Environmental Conference

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After continued work and dedication through the pandemic response in their local communities over the last two years, more than 300 Kansas environmental professionals will gather at the 2022 Kansas Environmental Conference on August 9-11 in Manhattan, Kan...

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Posted on: August 8, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Prairie Schooner Mobile Home Court, Sumner County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Prairie Schooner Mobile Home Court public water supply system located in Sumner County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:...

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Posted on: August 8, 2022

KDHE has Identified a Probable Case of Monkeypox in Shawnee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), working with the Shawnee County Health Department, has identified a probable case of monkeypox in Shawnee County based on testing at the Kansas Health and Environmental Laboratories...

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Cassoday, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Cassoday public water supply system located in Butler County 

Customers should observe the following precautions u...

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued several public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae.

A harmful algal bloom (HAB) may look like foam, scum or pai...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Rose Hill, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Rose Hill public water supply system located in Butler County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system.

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Posted on: July 23, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Rose Hill, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Rose Hill public water supply system located in Butler County 

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

Agencies investigating eye irritation associated with Perry Bar and Grill in Perry, Kansas

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Jefferson County Health Department are investigating reports of individuals who suffered eye or skin irritation after visiting Perry Bar and Grill in Perry, Kansas.

The number of affected indiv...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued several public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae.

A harmful algal bloom (HAB) may look like foam, scum or pai...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Ozawkie, Jefferson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Ozawkie public water supply system located in Jefferson CountyThe advisory was issued because of a line break ...

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

Kansas Department of Health and Environment Provides Financing for Johnson County Rural Water No. 7

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announces financing for waterline improvements to Johnson County Rural Water District No. 7’s distribution system. The financing package from KDHE will fund construction of at least four sections of w...

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

Free COVID-19 Tests Available for Vulnerable Communities

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has partnered with The Rockefeller Foundation’s public charity, RF Catalytic Capital, and Project Access to Covid Tests (Project ACT) to offer free at-home COVID-19 tests directly to Kansans

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Posted on: July 23, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Ozawkie, Jefferson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Ozawkie public water supply system located in Jefferson County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Douglass, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Douglass public water supply system located in Butler CountyThe advisory was issued because of a loss of press...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued several public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae. 

A harmful algal bloom (HAB) may look like foam, s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the Butler County Rural Water District 6, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Butler County Rural Water District 6 public water supply system located in Butler CountyThe advisory was issued for a portion o...

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Douglass, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Douglass public water supply system located in Butler County.  

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:&nb...

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for a Portion of Butler County Rural Water District 6, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for a portion of Butler County Rural Water District 6 located in Butler County. The portion affected is the area south of 160th Street. 

Customers sho...

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

High Risk of West Nile Virus Activity in Four Kansas Regions

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a high-risk warning for West Nile virus infections (WNV) for north central, south central, northeast and southeast Kansas. Northwest and southwest Kansas are at moderate risk for WNV infect...

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Posted on: July 14, 2022

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued several public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae. 

A harmful algal bloom (HAB) may look like foam, s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Smith Center, Smith County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Smith Center public water supply system located in Smith CountyThe advisory was issued becau...

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

Stream Advisory Issued for an Unnamed Tributary of Fancy Creek North Branch, South of Barnes, KS

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Residents and pets should not enter the stream at this time.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a stream advisory for an unnamed tributary of Fancy Creek North Branch where it crosses under All American Road near 1st Road in ...

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Toronto, Woodson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Toronto public water supply system located in Woodson CountyThe advisory was issued because of inadequate chlor...

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Ness City, Ness County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Ness City public water supply system located in Ness CountyThe advisory was issued because of ...

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Posted on: July 9, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Smith Center, Smith County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for The City of Smith Center public water supply system located in Smith County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: July 9, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded ffor City of Sharon, Barber County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Sharon public water supply system located in Barber County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system.

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Posted on: July 9, 2022

KDHE has identified a presumptive positive case of monkeypox in Kansas

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), working with the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, has identified a presumptive positive case of monkeypox in Kansas based on testing at the Kansas Health and Environment Laborator...

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Posted on: July 8, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Morris County Rural Water District No. 1, Morris County

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for Morris County Rural Water District No. 1 public water supply system located in Morris County. The advisory was issued for a portion of the water system because ...

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Posted on: July 8, 2022

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued several public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae. 

A harmful algal bloom (HAB) may look like foam, s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Lyons, Rice County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Lyons public water supply system located in Rice CountyThe advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the dist...

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

KDHE Awards Chronic Disease Risk Reduction Community Grantees

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s (KDHE) Community Health Promotion team is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Chronic Disease Risk Reduction (CDRR) Community Grant. In total, 19 recipients will cover&n...

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for a portion of Morris County Rural Water District No. 1, Morris County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for a portion of Morris County Rural Water District No. 1 public water supply system located in Morris County. This advisory affects customers in the following areas:

  • N...
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Posted on: July 7, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Fort Scott, Bourbon County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Fort Scott public water supply system located in Bourbon County. The advisory was issued by the system because of a loss of pressure in a portion of...

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued the City of Lyons, Rice County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Lyons public water supply system located in Rice County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued the City of Sharon, Barber County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Sharon public water supply system located in Barber County.

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

Milford Lake Harmful Algal Bloom Watches and Warning Issued

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The Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have placed Milford Lake Zone C on a Warning Level and Milford Lake Zones A and B on Watch level advisory. Blooms can move and develop quickly ...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

State Issues Emergency Suspension of Licensed Day Care Home in McPherson

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued an Emergency Order of Suspension to Golden Explorers, 722 E Kansas, McPherson, KS 67460. State law allows the Secretary of KDHE to issue such an order when, in the opinion of the Secretary,...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued several public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae. 

A harmful algal bloom (HAB) may look like foam, s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Independence Day: Keeping it Safe for Everyone with Simple Safety Tips

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Office of the State Fire Marshal and Safe Kids Kansas would like to share some important safety tips to ensure that all Kansans have a safe and fun Independence Day this year. 

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Día de la Independencia: Mantener la Seguridad Para Todos con Simples Consejos de Seguridad

El Departamento de Salud y Medio Ambiente de Kansas (Kansas Department of Health and Environment), la Oficina del Jefe de Bomberos del Estado (Office of the State Fire Marshal) y Safe Kids Kansas desean compartir algunos consejos de seguridad importantes ...

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Fredonia, Wilson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Fredonia public water supply system located in Wilson County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure due to an equipment failure. A l...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued the City of Toronto, Woodson County.

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for The City of Toronto public water supply system located in Woodson County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Fredonia, Wilson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Fredonia public water supply system located in Wilson County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Jefferson County Rural Water District No. 10, Jefferson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Jefferson County Rural Water District No. 10 public water supply system located in Jefferson County. The advisory was issued by KDHE because of a loss of pr...

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the Coal Hollow Water Company, Neosho County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Coal Hollow Water Company public water supply system located in Neosho County. The advisory was issued by KDHE because of a loss of pressure in the distribu...

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Pfizer & Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines now available for Kansas Children Ages 6 Months to 6 years

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) today announced that Kansas has adopted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) authorization for administering

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Thayer in Neosho County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Thayer public water supply system located in Neosho County. The advisory was issued by KDHE because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Jefferson County Rural Water District 10

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Jefferson County Rural Water District 10 public water supply system located in Jefferson County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until furthe...

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

Governor Laura Kelly Announces Resources, Actions to Assist Cattle Producers Impacted by Heat Wave

Governor Laura Kelly announces actions taken and resources available to support cattle feeders in SW Kansas whose cattle died due heat stress following a rare weather event.

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued several public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae.

A harmful algal bloom (HAB) may look like foam, scum or pai...

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Boil Water Advisories Rescinded in Sedgwick, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded boil water advisories for multiple public water supply systems located in Sedgwick and Butler County, including the Sedgwick County Rural Water District No. 3; El Paso Water Company (the...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued several public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae.

A harmful algal bloom (HAB) may look like foam, scum or pai...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Wichita, Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Wichita, including the City of Andover. The advisory was issued by the City of Wichita due to an increase in turbidity.  High turbidity can...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Sedgwick Co. Rural Water District 1, Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Sedgwick Co. Rural Water District 1 public water supply system located in Sedgwick CountyThe water district’s distribution system was is...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for a Portion of Northeast Wichita, Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for a portion of Northeast Wichita. The area being rescinded is between Rock Road and Webb Road from 21st Street to 53rd Street.  If you ...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Multiple Public Water Supply Systems in Sedgwick & Butler Counties

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the following public water supply systems that purchase water from the City of Wichita:

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Towns Riverview Subdivision (North and South), Finney County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Towns Riverview Subdivision (North and South) public water supply system located in Finney County. The advisory was issued because of an inability to mainta...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have expanded public health advisories for Kansas lakes, today, due to blue-green algae to include four new locations. 

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Rossville, Shawnee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Rossville public water supply system located in Shawnee County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system cau...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Rossville, Shawnee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Rossville public water supply system, located in Shawnee County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Stream Advisory rescinded for an intermittent unnamed tributary to Coal Creek, Southeast of Emporia

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded the stream advisory for an intermittent unnamed tributary to Coal Creek, Southeast of Emporia, for the area South of Road 107 and West of Road M that was issued May 19, 2022. Water sampl...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

KDHE Capitol Midweek Farmers Market Returning to Downtown on Wednesday Mornings

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is excited to announce the return of the downtown Capitol Midweek Farmers Market, beginning Wednesday, June 1 at 7:30 a.m.. 

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Posted on: May 28, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of McFarland, Wabaunsee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of McFarland public water supply system located in Wabaunsee County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system d...

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued several public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae.  

A harmful algal bloom (HAB) may look like foam, ...

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

KDHE Urges Kansans to Practice Water Safety over Memorial Day Weekend

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) would like to encourage the public to exercise caution while enjoying streams, rivers and lakes over the Memorial Day weekend and through the summer. Prolonged rains in most parts of the state have co...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

KDHE Announces Free COVID-19 Tests for Vulnerable Communities

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announced today that it is partnered with The Rockefeller Foundation’s public charity, RF Catalytic Capital and Project Access to Covid Tests (Project ACT) to offer free at-home COVID-19 tests directl...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of McFarland in Wabaunsee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of McFarland public water supply system located in Wabaunsee County.

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Governor Laura Kelly Announces Actions to Assist Kansans Affected by Infant Formula Shortage

Since Feb., the Kelly Administration has been working with state agencies & federal partners to address the issue. KDHE has taken a leading role in working with partners to help coordinate efforts, increase product flexibility & increase communication.

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Gobernadora Kelly Anuncia Acciones para Ayudar Afectados por la Escasez de Fórmulas Infantiles

La gobernadora Laura Kelly anunció hoy las acciones que su administración ha tomado para aliviar la carga de las familias de Kansas afectadas por la escasez de fórmula infantil a nivel nacional. Desde febrero, la administr...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Columbus, Cherokee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Columbus public water supply system located in Cherokee County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system. Fa...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Preston, Pratt County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Preston public water supply system, located in Pratt County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Columbus, Cherokee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Columbus public water supply system located in Cherokee County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for portions of the City of Garden City, Finney County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for portions of the Garden City public water supply system, located in Finney County.

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Posted on: May 15, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Garden Plain, Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Garden Plain public water supply system located in Sedgwick County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system...

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Posted on: May 14, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Rossville, Shawnee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Rossville public water supply system located in Shawnee County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system. Fa...

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Posted on: May 14, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of McCracken, Rush County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of McCracken public water supply system located in Rush County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of chlorine residual due to an equipment malf...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Rossville, Shawnee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Rossville public water supply system located in Shawnee County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Garden Plain, Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Garden Plain public water supply system located in Sedgwick County.

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Garden Plain, Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Garden Plain public water supply system located in Sedgwick County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of McCracken, Rush County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of McCracken public water supply system, located in Rush County.

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

KDHE Offers Free COVID-19 Testing Supplies to Kansas Summer Camps

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is happy to announce the continuation of the free COVID-19 testing program for summer camps for the 2022 season. COVID-19 testing is a key strategy that summer camps can utilize to identify early case...

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Posted on: May 7, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Jefferson County Rural Water District No. 10, Jefferson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Jefferson County Rural Water District No. 10 public water supply system, located in Jefferson CountyThe advisory was issued because of&nb...

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Posted on: May 7, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Garden Plain, Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Garden Plain public water supply system located in Sedgwick County.

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

In Honor of Women's Health Week

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) joins individuals and communities across the country to celebrate National Women’s Health Week from May 8-14, 2022. This week offers an opportunity to consider the many ways we can support all women i...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Jefferson County Rural Water District No. 10, Jefferson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Jefferson County Rural Water District No. 10 public water supply system, located in Jefferson County.

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

Governor Laura Kelly Directs Agencies to Waive Fees for Kansans Affected by Severe Weather

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Governor Laura Kelly today directed Executive Branch agencies to assist Kansans impacted by severe weather that included large hail, high winds, and tornadoes the evening of Friday, April 29. In response, the Kansas Department of Revenue (KDOR) and the Ka...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Smith Center, Smith County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Smith Center public water supply system located in Smith County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system. F...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of White Cloud, Doniphan County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of White Cloud public water supply system located in Doniphan County. The advisory was issued by the Water System because of a loss of pressure in the ...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued several public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae.  

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for a portion of the City of Galena, Cherokee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for a portion of the City of Galena public water supply system located in Cherokee County. This Boil Water Advisory affects all customers located North of Front Street...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Smith Center, Smith County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Smith Center public water supply system located in Smith County.

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Posted on: April 24, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Rossville, Shawnee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Rossville public water supply system located in Shawnee County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Sedgwick County Rural Water District No. 2, Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Sedgwick County Rural Water District No. 2 public water supply system located in Sedgwick County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in t...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Leoti, Wichita County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Leoti public water supply system located in Wichita County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribut...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Kansas Department of Health and Environment Supports New Community Health Worker Certification

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Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Community Health Worker Coalition are excited to announce the new Community Health Worker Certification. This certification is the first in the state to recognize the valuable role t...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Valley Center, Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Valley Center public water supply system located in Sedgwick County. The advisory was issued by KDHE because a loss of pressure in the distribution ...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Towns Riverview Subdivision (North and South), Finney County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for Towns Riverview Subdivision (North and South) public water supply system located in FinneyThis advisory is not related to Co...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Leoti, Wichita County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Leoti public water supply system located in Wichita County. This advisory is not related to Covid-19.

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Valley Center and Sedgwick County Rural Water District N

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Valley Center public water supply system and Sedgewick County Rural Water District No. 2, located in Sedgewick County. This advisory is not related to ...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Kansas Department of Health and Environment Celebrates Child Care Provider Appreciation Day

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Governor Laura Kelly has proclaimed May 6 as Child Care Provider Appreciation Day. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will join community organizations across the country to celebrate the efforts of local child care providers.

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

KDHE Supports Quitting Tobacco with Free Nicotine Replacement Therapies

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is offering all phone coaching enrollees four weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy. Participants who want to quit smoking or chewing tobacco can choose a lozenge, gum, or patch that w...

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Safe Kids Day at the Zoo

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Safe Kids Kansas and the Topeka Zoo are partnering again to host a fun family safety day on Saturday, May 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Safe Kids Day at the Zoo is an annual event that helps teach children and their grown-ups how to be safe and healthy t...

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Posted on: April 2, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Osage County Rural Water District 8, Shawnee & Wabaunsee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Osage County Rural Water District 8 public water supply system located in Shawnee and Wabaunsee CountyThe advisory was ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Governor Laura Kelly Announces Transition to COVID-19 Endemic Response

Governor Laura Kelly and KDHE announced efforts to shift from emergency pandemic response to endemic normalcy, which includes a COVID-19 response similar to other recurring diseases. KDHE will continue to ensure the State is prepared for future needs.

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Effingham, Atchison County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Effingham public water supply system located in Atchison County. The advisory was issued because of unknown water quality in the distribution system...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Cases of Active Tuberculosis (TB) Identified in Wyandotte County, Kansas

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Unified Government Public Health Department (UGPHD) have identified a small number of confirmed cases, fewer than 10 patients at this time, of active Tuberculosis (TB) in Wyandotte County, Kan...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

KDHE Supports FDA and CDC Recommendation for Second Dose of COVID-19 Booster for Certain Individuals

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has authorized the over 2,000 COVID-19 vaccine providers across Kansas to begin offering a second dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for individuals aged 50 and over

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Stream Advisory rescinded for the Republican River located near Concordia, Kansas

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded the stream advisory for the Republican River near Concordia, Kansas that was issued Mar. 28, 2022. Water samples show no health risk associated with the river. Water contact in the river...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Effingham, Atchison County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Effingham public water supply system located in Atchison County. This advisory is not related to Covid-19.

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Public Health Professionals Gather for Kansas Governor's Public Health Conference

After working on the front lines of the pandemic response in their local communities for the last two years, more than 500 Kansas public health professionals will gather in-person or virtually at the Governor’s Public Health Conference March 29-31 in Manh...

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Haven, Reno County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Haven public water supply system located in Reno County. The advisory was issued by the public water supply system because a loss of pressure in the...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

KDHE Announces Recipients of Waste Tire Product Grants

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Waste Management has announced the recipients of waste tire product grants. These annual waste tire grants are awarded to local municipalities and public and private schools K-12 across the ...

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

Stream Advisory Issued for the Republican River located near Concordia, Kansas

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Residents and animals should not enter the water at this time.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a stream advisory for the Republican River near Concordia, Kansas.

The stream advisory is a result of operation problems at the ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Eberly Farms, Inc., Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Eberly Farms, Inc. public water supply system located in Sedgwick County. The advisory was issued because of unknown water quality in the distribution syste...

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

KDHE Announces Photo Voice Project for Healthy Kansans 2030

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Healthy Kansans 2030 (HK2030) project team are inviting photographers to submit photos to be considered for inclusion in a State Health Assessment Report being published later this spring.

“For...

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Eberly Farms, Inc., Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Eberly Farms, Inc. public water supply system located in Sedgwick County. This advisory is not related to Covid-19.

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Stream Advisory Rescinded for the Kansas River located near Ogden, Kansas

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded the stream advisory for the Kansas River near Ogden, Kansas that was issued Mar. 22, 2022. Water samples show no health risk associated with the river. Water contact in the river is now ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Zenda, Kingman County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Zenda public water supply system located in Kingman County. The advisory was issued because of a loss in pressure due to routine system maintenance....

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Riverchase Mobile Home Park, Riley County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for Riverchase Mobile Home Park public water supply system located in Riley County. The advisory was issued by the water system because of a loss in pressure due to...

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

Stream Advisory Issued for the Kansas River located near Ogden, Kansas

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Residents and animals should not enter the water at this time.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a stream advisory for the Kansas River near Ogden, Kansas.

The stream advisory is a result of operation problems at the Fort Ril...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued the City of Zenda, Kingman County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Zenda public water supply system located in Kingman County. This advisory is not related to Covid-19.

Customers should observe the following precautions...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued Riverchase Mobile Home Park, Riley County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Riverchase Mobile Home Park public water supply system located in Riley County. This advisory is not related to Covid-19.

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Poison Centers are Here for the Ages

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Kansas Governor Laura Kelly issued a proclamation to kick off National Poison Prevention Week. The Poison Center at the University of Kansas Health System and Safe Kids Kansas want to remind Kansans that Poison Centers are ready 24/7 with fast, free advic...

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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This March, for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) State Health Officer Joan Duwve, M.D., encourages men and women to learn the symptoms and risk factors of colorectal cancer and to make an appointment fo...

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

Traveling Vape Exhibit Makes Appearance in Topeka

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Kauffman Museum’s traveling exhibit, Vapes: Marketing an Addiction, made a stop during its 2022 statewide tour at the Take Down Tobacco Day event on March 3 at the Kansas Capitol building. 

Take Down Tobacco Day is an annual event held by the Toba...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Vaccine and Testing Clinics Continue Statewide

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As the Omicron variant continues to spread across Kansas, local health departments, providers, and community groups are continuing to hold free COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinics across the state. The Omicron variant poses a dangerous risk to communitie...

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Posted on: March 9, 2022

KDHE COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Sites Delays and Closures due to Inclement Weather

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has made the following operational changes to COVID-19 testing sites for Thursday, March 10 and Friday, March 11, due to inclement weather conditions. 

The following COVID-19 testing sites will be op...

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Posted on: March 9, 2022

Kansas Senate Confirms Janet Stanek for Secretary of KDHE

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The Senate voted, today, March 9 to confirm the appointment of Janet Stanek to serve as the Secretary for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE).

“As a skilled and qualified leader in the world of health care, Secretary Stanek is ...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Towns Riverview Subdivision, Finney County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Towns Riverview Subdivision public water supply system located in Finney County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution s...

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Towns Riverview Subdivision, Finney County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for Towns Riverview Subdivision (North and South) public water supply system located in Finney. This advisory is not related to Covid-19.

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

Stream Advisory Rescinded for an Unnamed Tributary to Southfork of Pottawatomie Creek

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded the stream advisory for the an Unnamed Tributary to Southfork of Pottawatomie Creek, located in Garnett, Kansas that was issued Dec. 10, 2021. Water samples show no health risk associate...

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Posted on: February 28, 2022

Health Advisory, Safety Tips Issued During Flint Hills Burning Season

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reminds Kansans that March and April are the months when large areas of the state’s Flint Hills rangeland are burned. These burns help preserve the tallgrass prairie, control invasive species, reduce ...

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

KDHE & FDA warn consumers not to use select Similac, Alimentum & EleCare powdered infant formula

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TOPEKA – Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it is investigating complaints of infant illness related to products from Abbott’s Nutrition’s Sturgis, MI facility. Three brands of powdered infant formula...

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Cherokee County Rural Water District No. 3, Cherokee County

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Contact: Email Matthew Lara

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Cherokee County Rural Water District No. 3 public water supply system, located in Cherokee County. The advisory...

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

KDHE Amends Travel Related Quarantine List

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has amended its travel quarantine list to add the countries of Denmark, Georgia, Iceland, Latvia, Netherlands, Reunion and Slovenia. The countries on the travel quarantine list will expire on March 3,...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Geneseo, Rice County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Geneseo public water supply system, located in Rice County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system due to ...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Geneseo, Rice County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Geneseo public water supply system, located in Rice County. This advisory is not related to Covid-19.

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Posted on: February 15, 2022

KDHE Awarded State Partnerships Improving Nutrition and Equity Program Grant

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is pleased to announce that the Community Health Promotion (CHP) team has received the State Partnerships Improving Nutrition & Equity (SPINE) Program Grant from the National Association of Chroni...

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Lakeside Village Improvement District, Jefferson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Lakeside Village Improvement District public water supply system located in Jefferson County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the d...

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Posted on: February 14, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Issued for for Cherokee County Rural Water District No. 3, Cherokee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Cherokee County Rural Water District No. 3 public water supply system located in Cherokee County. This advisory is not related to Covid-19. 

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Vaccine and Testing Clinics Continue Statewide

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As the Omicron variant continues to spread across Kansas, local health departments, providers, and community groups are continuing to hold free COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinics across the state. The Omicron variant poses a dangerous risk to communitie...

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Posted on: February 4, 2022

KDHE Amends Travel Related Quarantine List

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has amended its travel quarantine list to remove the country of Aruba. The country of Faroe Islands has been added to the travel quarantine list. An unvaccinated individual who has not had COVID-19 wi...

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Posted on: February 7, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Lakeside Village Improvement District, Jefferson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for Lakeside Village Improvement District public water supply system located in Jefferson County. This advisory is not related to Covid-19.

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

2022 Kansas Health Champions Announced

For more information, contact: 

Jody Hoener, Awards Chair Governor’s Council on Fitness  Email Jody Hoener620-215-5725

Matt Lara KDHE Communications OfficeEmail Matthew Lara  785-296-1317  &...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Western Acres Mobile Home Court, Reno County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Western Acres Mobile Home Court public water supply system, located in Reno County. The advisory was issued because of an inability to maintain chlorine res...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Vaccine and Testing Clinics Continue Statewide

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With the confirmed detection of the Omicron variant in Kansas – along with the continued presence of the Delta variant – local health departments, providers, and community groups are continuing to hold free COVID-19 vaccine and testing...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Toronto, Woodson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Toronto public water supply system, located in Woodson County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system due ...

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Posted on: January 24, 2022

KDHE Announces Dr. Joan Duwve as State Health Officer

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and Acting Secretary Janet Stanek today announced Joan Duwve, M.D., MPH, as the new Acting State Health Officer. Duwve previously served as the Deputy State Health Officer.

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Toronto, Woodson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Toronto public water supply system located in Woodson County. This advisory is not related to Covid-19.

Customers should observe the following precautio...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

KDHE Takes Steps to Improve Access to and Speed of COVID-19 Testing

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Over the past month, the highly infectious and transmittable Omicron variant of COVID-19 has significantly increased case rates and demand for testing in the United States and Kansas. KDHE continues monitoring the spread and impact of Omicron since the fi...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Vaccine and Testing Clinics Continue Statewide

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With the confirmed detection of the Omicron variant in Kansas – along with the continued presence of the Delta variant – local health departments, providers, and community groups are continuing to hold free COVID-19 vaccine and testing...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Senior Farmers Market Training Opportunities

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will participate in and offer virtual trainings from Feb. 4 to May 24 to assist farmers in fulfilling the training requirement for those farmers who want to sell food products to seniors as part of th...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

KDHE Amends Travel Related Quarantine List

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has amended its travel quarantine list to remove the states of New York and Washington D.C. and the countries of Andorra, Isle of Man and San Marino. The country of Aruba has been added to the travel ...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

KDHE COVID-19 Testing Sites in Lawrence at United Methodist Church West Campus

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Today, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's COVID-19 testing site will take place at United Methodist Church West Campus, 867 US Hwy 40, Lawrence, KS, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The site will reopen at Walmart, 3300 Iowa...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

KDHE Announces Changes to COVID-19 Contact Tracing

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) today announces that as of Feb. 1, 2022, COVID-19 contact outreach and monitoring, otherwise known as contact tracing, operations will be discontinued at KDHE. KDHE contact tracing staff will be reass...

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Western Acres Mobile Home Court, Reno County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Western Acres Mobile Home Court public water supply system, located in Reno County. This advisory is not related to Covid-19.

Customers should observe the follo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Lorraine, Ellsworth County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Lorraine public water supply system located in Ellsworth County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system du...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Critical Blood Shortage Impacting Kansas Hospitals

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Trauma Program (KTP) continue to highlight the importance of blood donation amid increasingly critical blood shortages experienced across the state and nation. Blood shortages can pose ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

KDHE Amends Travel Related Quarantine List

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has amended its travel quarantine list to add the states of New York and Washington D.C. and add the countries of Isle of Man and San Marino. An unvaccinated individual or those that have not received...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2022

MEDIA ADVISORY: Vaccine and Testing Clinics Continue Statewide

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With the confirmed detection of the Omicron variant in Kansas – along with the continued presence of the Delta variant – local health departments, providers, and community groups are continuing to hold free COVID-19 vaccine and testing...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Preston, Pratt County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Preston public water supply system, located in Pratt County. This advisory is not related to Covid-19.

Customers should observe the following precaution...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Nickerson, Reno County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Nickerson public water supply system located in Reno County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system.

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

KDHE COVID-19 Testing Sites Weather Updates

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has made the following operational changes for Friday, January 7, at several COVID-19 testing sites due to the cold weather. 

In Topeka, the COVID-19 testing sites located at Hummer Sports Park, 515 ...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Fowler, Meade County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Fowler public water supply system located in Meade County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system. Failure...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

KDHE Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shot and Additional Primary Dose for Immunocompromised

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot and additional primary dose for immunocompromised children following authorization from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

MEDIA ADVISORY: Vaccine and Testing Clinics Continue Statewide

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With the confirmed detection of the Omicron variant in Kansas – along with the continued presence of the Delta variant – local health departments, providers, and community groups are continuing to hold free COVID-19 vaccine and testing...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

KDHE COVID-19 Testing Sites in Certain Locations Closed due to Weather

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has closed the following COVID-19 testing sites on Thursday, January 6 due to adverse weather conditions.

  • Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210
  • Church of the Resurrectio...
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Posted on: January 5, 2022

January is Kansas Radon Action Month

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Governor Kelly proclaims January as Kansas Radon Action Month. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) encourages Kansans to protect their families by testing their homes for radon, an odorless and invisible gas. Unchecked radon in the home...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2022

Kansas Issues Fish Consumption Advisories for 2022

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) are issuing fish consumption advisories for 2022. The advisories identify types of fish or other aquatic animals that should be eaten in limited ...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Norwich, Kingman County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Norwich public water supply system, located in Kingman County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure due to a water line break. Fail...

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Posted on: January 3, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Fowler, Meade County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Fowler public water supply system located in Meade County. This advisory is not related to Covid-19. 

Customers should observe the following pr...

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Posted on: January 3, 2022

Kansas sees a 54% increase in drug overdoses in first 6 months of 2021

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) continues to highlight the importance of overdose prevention resources and education amid increased drug overdose deaths in 2021. Provisional surveillance results from the State Unintentional Drug Ove...

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Posted on: December 30, 2021

KDHE Updates Isolation and Quarantine Guidance

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has updated the isolation and quarantine guidance following the recent changes by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for health care workers in a hospital setting and the general pop...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Schoenchen, Ellis County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Schoenchen public water supply system, located in Ellis County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure due to a water main break. Fai...

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Posted on: January 3, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Norwich, Kingman County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Norwich public water supply system located in Kingman County. This advisory is not related to Covid-19. 

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Posted on: December 28, 2021

KDHE and KDOR Urge Kansans to be Alert for Text Phishing Scams

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Revenue (KDOR) urge Kansans to be alert for text messages that claim to represent KDHE and KDOR. These unsolicited messages may be phishing scams, and people should delete...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 24, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Osborne County Rural Water District No. 2, Osborne County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Osborne County Rural Water District No. 2 public water supply system, located in Osborne County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of electrical ser...

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Posted on: December 23, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Little River, Rice County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Little River public water supply system, located in Rice County. The advisory was issued because of an inability to retain minimum chlorine residual...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Grandview Plaza, Geary County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Grandview Plaza public water supply system, located in Geary County. The advisory was issued because of a power outage at the Junction City Public W...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2021

KDHE Launches New Initiatives to Address Maternal Mortality

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has been selected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health to receive funding as part of the State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal Partnership Progra...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2021

KDHE Amends Travel & Exposure Related Quarantine List

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has amended its travel quarantine list to remove the countries of Barbados, Croatia, Faroe Islands and Georgia. The countries of Belgium, Czechia, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Netherlands and Slovakia have ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2021

MEDIA ADVISORY: Vaccine and Testing Clinics Continue Statewide

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With the increased presence of the Delta variant in Kansas – and the rise of the Omicron variant – local health departments, providers and community groups are continuing to hold free COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinics across the sta...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

KDHE Offers Free COVID-19 Testing Supplies to Kansas Summer Camps

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is happy to announce the continuation of the free COVID-19 testing program for summer camps for the 2022 season. COVID-19 testing is a key strategy that summer camps can utilize to identify early case...

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Posted on: March 13, 2015

Five Kansans ill from Listeriosis outbreak linked to Blue Bell Creameries

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has been working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to investigate an outbr...

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