We asked the Lawrence school board candidates what they think of the district’s now-universal mask mandate and, if elected, would they encourage district administrators to lift the mask mandate or keep it in place?
Anyone in need of a COVID-19 vaccine can get one without an appointment at Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health starting Monday, Aug. 2.
The Lawrence Times has published an interactive statistics dashboard for COVID-19 cases, vaccinations and more in Lawrence and Douglas County.
Story updated at 5:07 p.m. Tuesday: Following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health issued a news release encouraging locals ages 2 and older to wear masks indoors, regardless of their vaccination status.
Douglas County has confirmed 22 new cases of COVID-19 since Wednesday, and the county’s moving 14-day case average continued to tick upward as the United States deals with rising case totals due to the more contagious Delta variant of the virus.
Although most cases of COVID-19 reported to the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department since July 1 were among people who were eligible to be vaccinated but were not, about 1 in 4 were in partially or fully vaccinated people, according to a Friday news release.
Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health and some community partners are coupling family fun with a BIPOC Clinic to combat COVID-19 on Saturday.
Members of the Douglas County community can now request COVID-19 vaccine clinics at individual businesses and events, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health officials said Wednesday.
Kansas officials are pleading with residents to get a COVID-19 vaccine and protect themselves from the dangerous Delta variant sweeping through the Midwest.
COVID-19 testing in Douglas County in the last month has uncovered three cases of the Delta variant of the respiratory virus, which is thought to be 60% more contagious than other iterations of the disease.