USD 497's gating criteria is yellow (4/29/21). Please continue to practice health and safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION
Douglas County Vaccine Information and Douglas County Vaccine FAQs
Kansas Vaccine Information, Kansas Vaccine Prioritization, and Kansas Vaccine FAQs
DG CO UNIFIED COMMAND PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER
2/17/2021 New Public Health Order
USD 497 SCHOOL SAFETY MEASURES
Watch this video featuring Hillcrest Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence members demonstrating some of Lawrence Public Schools' health and safety measures.
KS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION SCHOOL REOPENING GUIDANCE
Explore KSDE's “Navigating Change: Kansas’ Guide to Learning and School Safety Operations” (The Lawrence Board of Education adopted KSDE's school gating criteria. Click the "USD 497 Gating Criteria and Dashboard" page in the left menu (or + on your mobile phone) for details.
DOUGLAS COUNTY MASK ORDER
Review the local public health order requiring masks indoors when social distancing cannot be maintained, effective July 1.
Lawrence-Douglas County News Release: Quarantine Period Shortened
Lawrence-Douglas County News Release: Health Order RE: Mass Gathering Limit
USD 497 TOGETHER AGAIN FALL 2020 PLANNING
See our Together Again website for plans for remote, hybrid, and in-person learning.
USD 497 SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS
Watch videos of Lawrence Board of Education meetings for decisions about school reopening.
Email the school board at SchoolBoard@usd497.org.
Sign up to speak at board meeting by emailing PatronCommentary@usd497.org prior to Audience Participation time on the agenda to receive a link to join the meeting.
KANSAS GOVERNOR'S REOPENING PLAN
Read Kansas Governor Laura Kelly's reopening framework.
PUBLIC HEALTH RESOURCES
Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health - Video: Symptoms and when to call a health care provider.
Douglas County Kansas Coronavirus Hub
Kansas Governor's COVID website
Kansas Department of Health and Environment - Isolation and Quarantine
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Multilingual Resources About COVID-19
FEMA Response Resources (FEMA Response Resources in Spanish)
FEMA Rumor Control Website
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION RESOURCES
CDC - COVID Fact Sheet (English)
CDC - COVID Fact Sheet (Spanish)
CDC - What to do if you’re sick (English)
CDC - What to do if you’re sick (Spanish)
CDC - Stop the Spread of Germs Poster (English)
CDC - Stop the Spread of Germs Poster (Spanish)
CDC - How to Make & Wear a Cloth Face Covering (English) & How to Make & Wear a Cloth Face Covering (Spanish)
CDC - Contact Tracing (English)
CDC - Contact Tracing (Spanish)
CDC - 3 Steps to Take While Waiting for Your COVID-19 Test Results (English)
CDC - 3 Steps to Take While Waiting for Your COVID-19 Test Results (Spanish)
CDC - Guidance for Large or Extended Families Living in the Same Household (English)
CDC - Guidance for Large or Extended Families Living in the Same Household (Spanish)
CDC - Symptoms of Coronavirus (English)
CDC - Symptoms of Coronavirus (Spanish)
CDC - 10 things you can do to manage your COVID-19 symptoms at home (English)
CDC - 10 things you can do to manage your COVID-19 symptoms at home (Spanish)