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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 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

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:

  • If your tap water a...
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Press Releases
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:

  • If your tap wate...
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Press Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2022

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

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This press release is available in Spanish. 

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.

Customers should obs...

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Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Garden Plain, Sedgwick County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

  • If your tap wate...
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Press Releases
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.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

  • If your tap ...
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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

  • If ...
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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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.

Customers should observe the following precautions until f...

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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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.  

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

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Press Releases
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.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

  • If your tap wat...
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Press Releases
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:

  • If your tap wate...
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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2022

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

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This press release is available in Spanish.

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 ...

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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2022

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

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This press release is available in Spanish.

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 ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2022

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

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This press release is available in Spanish.

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 advis...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2022

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

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This press release is available in Spanish.

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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This press release is available in Spanish.

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 loze...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2022

Safe Kids Day at the Zoo

Safe Kids Kansas

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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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

Stream Advisory Rescinded

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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Press Releases
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.

Customers should observe the following precau...

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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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.

Customers should observe the following preca...

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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2022

Poison Centers are Here for the Ages

Safe Kids Kansas

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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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.

Customers should obse...

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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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.

Customers should observe the following precautions...

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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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.

Customers should observe the...

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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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