The Baldwinite Volume 1. March 25, 2020


A collection of local interest items to help keep you up-to-date and informed as we work together to beat COVID-19.

The Baldwinite is our guide to connect you to what you need most, whether that's health info, food & home resources, or answers to your questions. Got something you think should be included? Email media@baldwincity.org.

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  • The Stay at Home order issued by Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department went into effect on March 24th at 12:01am (midnight, for those of you keeping track at home). Here's where to find the best informationĀ about that order, directly from the county.
  • Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) is doing frequent video updates, including this series of FAQs over on Vimeo. It's worth the time to watch, even if some people think Secretary of Health Dr. Lee Norman looks like Colonel Sanders.
  • Douglas County has launched a full-scale resource hub, with quick access to local and regional information about COVID-19, plus much more.

City Updates

Mayor Casey Simoneau released a briefing yesterday about Baldwin City's efforts to protect our community from Covid-19, a thank you to our first responders, and our belief that Baldwin City is strong and resourceful. We are better together (but still apart).

The City has suspended late fees and shut-offs for utility non-payment per the Governor's order until May 1st. Please note that bills will still be due when the order is lifted. City staff is available by phone at 785-594-6427 to discuss your options for payment.

We love that it's gorgeous outdoors, and we want everyone to take advantage of the weather. But please play it safe at the park.

The City and Chamber are launching a resource hub by the end of this week for you to find what's open and what's available in the community. Add your business info here.

The COVID-19 Resource page contains FAQs and will be updated regularly on Baldwin City-specific measures that are being done to help address the pandemic in our community.

Summer is coming, and city staff is already spending time at the pool acid washing the concrete and painting. We'll fill it with water when the county issues the all clear.

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