Health

Lessons for pandemic survival from those who’ve already lived it

These are challenging and scary times. It seems the landscape of our world changes faster than we have ever seen before. Sometimes within a day. Sometimes within a few hours. And yet, there are people in our community stepping up to care for and provide for the needs of those who need help. ...

4th Douglas County patient tests positive for COVID-19 after recent travel

One more Douglas County resident, who recently traveled on an international cruise ship, has tested positive for COVID-19, the local health department announced Sunday afternoon, bringing the county’s total identified cases to four. All four cases identified in the county so far have ...

What to do if you think you have COVID-19

We’re constantly bombarded with messages about the best practices to prevent being infected with or spreading coronavirus. But what exactly should we do if we suspect we have it? What is the best way to prevent the virus? With information flying at us from every direction, LMH Health is ...

With new restrictions comes rise of ‘quarantine shaming’

The chairman of Arizona's Asian Chamber of Commerce didn't see much downside to attending a small dinner at a local restaurant to bolster the business and bring together other leaders to discuss how to help Asian-American eateries devastated by the coronavirus. That was, at least, until he ...

LMH preparing for virus’ long-term impact on operations

Leaders of LMH Health on Wednesday said they were making long-term preparations for dealing with the spread of COVID-19, which they expect to grow much wider in the coming weeks. “We need to be prepared for not only the next six weeks but the next six months,” LMH President and CEO Russ ...

Lawrence Meals on Wheels to suspend specialized diet service until April

Story updated at 3:41 p.m. Thursday Lawrence Meals on Wheels will be temporarily suspending its service for those with specialized diets beginning Thursday until April 2 amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the organization's director announced Wednesday. "This is something we have never done and ...

First case of COVID-19 identified in Douglas County, health department says

Story updated at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday Public health officials have identified the first case of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, in Douglas County, the local health department announced Tuesday afternoon in a news release. The case involves a man in his 20s who recently traveled from Florida, ...

Kansas reporting at least 18 cases of COVID-19 in state

Updated story - Kansas governor orders K-12 school buildings closed for remainder of school year Story updated at 4:04 p.m. Tuesday TOPEKA — Kansas has at least 18 confirmed cases of the coronavirus as the pandemic continues to spread in the state, officials said Tuesday. Health ...

Lawrence schools to offer free grab-and-go meals for kids

The Lawrence school district will begin offering free breakfast and lunch for pickup by children at several of its buildings around town. Classes remain suspended after the Lawrence-Douglas County health department on Friday ordered all public and private schools closed for two weeks because ...