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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Free COVID-19 Tests Reordering Available for All Kansas Households

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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 providing a second round of free at-home COVID-19 tests

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Posted on: October 27, 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: October 20, 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: October 18, 2022

KDHE Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Clean Water Act

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) joined Governor Laura Kelly on October 18, 2022, in proclaiming the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act in Kansas. The signing recognizes the state’s investments in restoring and maintai...

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Posted on: October 6, 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, s...

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Posted on: September 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, scum or pai...

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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 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 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: 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: 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 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: 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

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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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

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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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 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 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 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: May 19, 2022

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

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Governor Laura Kelly today announced actions her administration has taken to ease the burden on Kansas families affected by the nationwide infant formula shortage. Since February, the Kelly Administration has been working with st...

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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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