Monday, May 25, 2020

KS Governor Laura Kelly's Press Release  Effective Friday, May 22nd, a modified Phase Two will take place with a new mass gathering limit of 15 individuals.  All businesses and activities slated for Phase 2 will be allowed with the exception of bars/night clubs and swimming pools.

Information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Marion County Health Department.

Effective May 19, 2020 (and throughout the duration of the Governor's "Phase 1.5" period - at least through June 1st) County offices are open with some restrictions.  Public access is limited to the South entrance.  Health/travel screening questions will be required prior to admittance.  Wearing a mask is highly encouraged during any face to face meeting, along with proper social distancing.  Driver's License services will not be offered at this time.  The Department on Aging and the Planning & Zoning Office are open by appointment only.  In person attendance at the County Commission meetings will not be allowed at this time. 
Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to safely transition back to full public access over time.  The safety of our citizens and employees is of paramount importance.  County staff is available to answer your questions by phone or email.  Please don't hesitate to contact us. 

Treasurer:  620.382.2180
Vehicle Dept:
County Clerk:  620.382.2185
Register of Deeds:  620.382.2151
County Attorney:  620.382.2243
District Court:  620.382.2104
Appraiser:  620.382.3715
Mapping:  620.382.3778
Road & Bridge:  620.382.3761

PUBLIC ATTENDANCE OF COUNTY COMMISSION MEETINGS BY TELECOMMUNICATION ONLY.  In-person attendance at the County Commission meetings is not allowed at this time due to mass gathering restrictions.  We encourage attendance by telecommunication which also allows public interaction.
To join the County Commission meetings from your computer, tablet or smartphone, go to or by phone dial 1-866-899-4679.  The access code is 639-484-901#.

Please contact individual County offices directly for any questions or assistance.

What is the CORONAVIRUS?

Fact sheet regarding the current Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

You can also call the phone number 211 for information on COVID-19.

  • This number is accessible 24/7/365, 180 languages, completely confidential.  You will be speaking to a live, trained individual.  United Way sponsors it.  If you would like more information on 211:

As the COVID-19 situation changes, so does information.  COVID-19 is a novel virus similar to the cold.  The Flu is more deadly than COVID-19, therefore it is not too late for individuals to get their flu vaccination.



To minimize panic due to bad/false information please refer to reliable websites, including:

Reminders:  Encourage individuals to stay home if they are sick, get a flu shot, always wash their hands, use a barrier to open doors (tissue), and use a knuckle to turn on/off a light or press an elevator button, fist bumps instead of handshakes. 

"General public - no masks".."General public-not the routine use of gloves.."  Dr. Norman's video message regarding masks and gloves for the public.


The public often misunderstands the terms Quarantine and Isolation.

Quarantine = used to isolate individuals who may have been exposed to a particular disease. It is a period of watchful waiting.  The practice protects the general population from the risk of exposure to a disease.

Isolation = used to separate ill persons who have a communicable disease from those who are healthy. Isolation restricts the movement of ill persons to help stop the spread of certain diseases.

For more information regarding quarantine and isolation:    

If you have questions please contact us.

Marion County Health Department

(Added 5/12/2020) On or after May 12 - Maryland.

Important Executive Orders, Resolutions, and other notices:

KS GOVERNOR PRESS RELEASE  Effective Friday, May 22nd, a modified Phase Two will take place with a new mass gathering limit of 15 individuals.

Frequently Asked Questions for Reopening

KS GOVERNOR EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-32  Phase 1.5 effective May 18, 2020.

KS Guidelines for re-opening businesses  All businesses operating during any phase of the reopening plan must follow the Guidelines for Businesses in Executive Order 20-29.

KS GOVERNOR EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-29  The statewide "stay at home" order is being lifted in stages.  Each phase will be assessed every 14 days and based on case counts, hospitalization rates, and death rates.  Please continue to be diligent with practicing social distancing of 6 feet or more in public places, avoiding socializing with large groups, wearing masks, washing hands, and minimizing non-essential traveling.

KS GOVERNOR EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-18  Temporarily prohibiting mass gatherings of 10 or more.

MARION COUNTY EMERGENCY PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER 20200501  In conjuction with Governor Executive Order and prohibits self-service of unpackaged food such as salad bars and also prohibits door-to-door soliciting

MARION COUNTY EMERGENCY PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER 20200406  Prohibit large gatherings of 10 or more people and limit dining to carryout/delivery only.  (Extended to April 30, 2020)

MARION COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT PUBLIC NOTICE  COVID-19 related death identified in Marion County 4/24/2020

MARION COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT PUBLIC NOTICE  5th positive case in Marion County 4/14/2020

MARION COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT PUBLIC NOTICE  4th positive case in Marion County 4/11/2020

MARION COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT PUBLIC NOTICE  3rd positive case in Marion County 4/5/2020

MARION COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT PUBLIC NOTICE  2nd positive case in Marion County 4/3/2020

MARION COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT PUBLIC NOTICE  1st positive case in Marion County 4/2/2020


KDHE PRESS RELEASE TRAVEL QUARANTINE UPDATES  adding Massachusetts and Rhode Island, removing California, Florida, and Washington 4/30/2020



KDHE NEW MANDATES FOR QUARANTINE AND ISOLATION of travelers, close contacts and those being tested.

KDHE MANDATING HOME QUARANTINE Updated 3/27/2020  for those who have traveled to Colorado or Louisiana on or after March 27th;  California, Florida, New York, or Washington State on or before March 15th.  Non-compliance may result in a $500 fine.

KS SUPREME COURT ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 2020-PR-016  Directing all District courts to cease all but emergency operations.

8th DISTRICT JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATIVE ORDERS 20-07 AND 20-08 Information concerning Court & Court Services.

KS GOVERNOR EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-05  Temporarily prohibits utility and internet disconnects.

KS GOVERNOR EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-07  Information concerning Kansas schools.

KS GOVERNOR EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-20  Allowing notaries and witnesses to act via audio-video communication technology


Marion County's State of Local Public Health Emergency RESOLUTION 2020-09

KANSASWORKS Workforce Centers Operations Update

USDA and FEDERAL RURAL RESOURCE GUIDE  Programs to provide immediate and long-term assistance

Marion County Health Department - GUIDANCE FOR RESTAURANTS  - May 18, 2020

Pennsylvania's DEPT OF AGRICULTURE GUIDANCE for Retail Grocery Stores, Restaurants & Bars

Marion County Health Department Memo - CDC Guidelines - March 23, 2020



SBA - SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE  Offers Disaster Assistance to KS Small Businesses

The Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES ACT  provided by US Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship

SCKEDD Disaster Relief Loan Program for Small Business  (SDRP) provides maximum $25,000 loans with first 6 months deferred 


KDHE Guidance for Workers Who Visit Homes

KDHE Interim Guidance for Cosmetology and Barber Shops  including Esthetics, Nail Technology, Electrology, Tanning, Tattoo and Body Piercing, and Massage Establishments and Schools.

KDOA Grocery Store Food Safety

KDOA Drive-Thru Food Safety

Marion County Health Department Press Release - WIC available without physical presence

KDHE and KDA Recommend Reduce Acreage Burning

KDCF Hero Relief Program  provides childcare subsidies to eligible healthcare workers, first responders and other essential workers.

In an effort to help serve the community and the inability of some to acquire necessary items such as Food and Medicine, I am making the Sheriff's Office available to assist in delivery of these items to citizens in Marion County.

Grocery stores and Pharmacies in Marion, Hillsboro and Peabody have been advised of this and will call as we are needed or if you or someone you know needs this service you can call the Marion County Sherifff's Office at 620-382-2144 with a request.

All orders will be picked up and delivered to your home at no charge.  Officers will not transfer funds for these items either from the place of purchase or individual.

Sheriff Robert Craft

Public health tips for a safe holiday from the KS Governor's office.