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JOHNSON COUNTY — Johnson County Community Health Services Administrator Mary Thaut, in consultation with the Johnson County Community Health Services Board of Trustees, issued a public health emergency order on Thursday, March 19, in alignment with the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention’s latest novel coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance.

Effective 12:01 a.m. Friday, March 20, until 12:01 a.m. April 20:

All restaurants, bars, taverns, clubs and movie theaters are to be closed to the public. Establishments may continue to provide curbside, drive-through and delivery services.

All large public gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited. Exceptions include governmental and judicial functions, healthcare facilities, private business operations, religious and faith-based activities, weddings and funerals.

As of time of publication, Johnson County has no confirmed cases of COVID-19.JCCHS stated it is continuously monitoring the evolving situation and working to ensure the community is prepared.

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