An Emergency Order of Local Health Officer has been issued for Topeka and Shawnee County beginning Thursday, July 9 at 12:01 a.m. This proactive public health order is issued to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on the Shawnee County community.
A sharp increase in cases has been identified and linked back to bar establishments. Shawnee County Health Officer, Dr. Pezzino consulted with some local owners and operators of bars and restaurants in Shawnee County over the past week to discuss potential changes and how to minimize their impact while preserving the public health goals. As such, he has adopted the following local requirements which can be found on our Shawnee County website at www.shawneehealth.org. The document contains the following restrictions for Shawnee County Restaurants, Bars, and Night Clubs.
Questions regarding the Emergency Order can be sent to [email protected] or call 785.251.4848.