City of Lawrence COVID-19 employee update for December 2020

Maureen BradyCity

Starting in December 2020, and until further notice, the City of Lawrence will be sharing monthly updates on the number of City employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began. Below is the December 2020 update (information is accurate as of 9 a.m. on December 1):

  • Total full-time employees who have tested positive: 29
    • 11 employees from Municipal Services & Operations
    • 11 employees from Police
    • 3 employees from Fire Medical
    • 2 employees from Parks & Recreation
    • 1 employee from City Attorney’s Office
    • 1 employee from Planning & Development Services
    • 1 employee from City Manager’s Office
  • Current active cases for full-time employees: 7
  • Total part-time employees who have tested positive: 18
    • 15 employees from Parks & Recreation
    • 2 employees from Police
    • 1 employee from City Attorney’s Office
  • Current active cases for part-time employees: 1

Please note: The numbers for full-time and part-time employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 are cumulative since the start of the pandemic. The number of active cases shows the employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are still under the 10-day isolation period.

The City continues to work closely with Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health. The City immediately notifies City employees who have been in direct contact with another employee who either tested positive for COVID-19 or who is being quarantined due to experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Anytime a City employee is potentially exposed to COVID-19, they are placed in a precautionary quarantine until their test results come back. LDC Public Health continues to handle contact tracing for the general public. If there is ever a concern of an outbreak of COVID-19 tied to a City facility or employees, we will work with LDC Public Health to announce the case at that time.

The City is sharing the latest coronavirus information on our website.

CONTACT: Porter Arneill, Director of Communications & Creative Resources, parneill@lawrenceks.org | 785-832-3402