Third city employee tests positive for COVID-19

photo by: Nick Krug

Lawrence City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St., is pictured on May 3, 2016.

A third City of Lawrence employee has tested positive for COVID-19, the city announced Friday in a news release.

The case involves an employee from the Municipal Services and Operations Department whose position does not involve contact with the public, according to the release. The worker is the second MSO employee to test positive for the virus this week. In addition to the two MSO employees, a Lawrence police officer tested positive in March.

Both the MSO employees and city staff have been working with Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health to conduct contact tracing and notify all those who may have come into contact with the individuals, according to the release. This scenario was determined to be “low risk to exposure” for the majority of city employees. The city will continue to work with the health department and follow its recommendations for a safe work environment.

Additional information related to COVID-19 is available on the city’s website, More information is also available at the Douglas County Coronavirus Response Hub,, including health orders and guidance from the health department.


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