Douglas County COVID-19 press briefing available online

Porter ArneillCity

On Monday, March 23, Douglas County agencies — including Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, LMH Health, Douglas County Government and the City of Lawrence — hosted a news briefing announcing the implementation of a Unified Command system and their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Agency representatives also answered media questions during the briefing.

A recording of the briefing is available online:

The briefing began at 3 p.m. Monday, March 23. To promote the ideals of social distancing, and to prevent a large gathering in our community, the briefing was conducted via Zoom meeting.

Those who spoke during the briefing include:

  • Dan Partridge, director, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health
  • Russ Johnson, president & chief executive officer, LMH Health
  • Patrick Kelly, chair of the Douglas County Commission
  • Sarah Plinsky, county administrator, Douglas County Government
  • Mayor Jennifer Ananda, City of Lawrence
  • Craig Owens, city manager, City of Lawrence

For the latest information about our community’s response to COVID-19, please refer to the Douglas County Coronavirus Response Hub website:

Contact: Porter Arneill, Director of Communications and Creative Resources, City of Lawrence | | (785) 832-3402