Council on Aging to open building for appointments only

John Richmeier
Courtesy: Leavenworth County Health Department

The Leavenworth County Council on Aging will once again allow members of the public to enter the agency’s building beginning June 22. But people will need to schedule appointments in advance, according to the agency’s assistant director.

Other precautions also will be taken in an attempt to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

People visiting the Council on Aging must wear masks covering their mouths and noses. Their temperatures also will be checked at the door.

People with temperatures of more than 100 degrees will not be allowed into the building.

Social distancing will be observed as people visit the Council on Aging, which is located at 1830 S. Broadway.

“There will be no social events, exercise, support groups, trips or educational programs until further notice,” Council on Aging Assistant Director Patty Willmeth said in an email. “This is for the health of all the folks we serve. Transportation will continue as it has been operating since March with no travel except (for) doctor’s appointments, dialysis and shopping every other week.”

Willmeth said the limitations on transportation services are necessary because only one passenger is allowed in a vehicle at a time.

Outside drop-off deliveries for Meals on Wheels will continue as they have been since March as well as the drive-through pick-up service for congregate dining meals.

For more information, call the Council on Aging at 913-684-0777.

The Leavenworth County Health Department reported one additional case of COVID-19 in the county on Friday.

The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county is 1,106. That number includes 835 cases involving inmates at the Lansing Correctional Facility and 67 cases involving inmates and staff members at the Grossman Center halfway house in Leavenworth.

There have been 204 of what Health Department officials refer to as community cases in Leavenworth County. Of those, only 13 are considered active.

Currently, no one from Leavenworth County is in the hospital because of COVID-19. Thirty-one county residents have been hospitalized because of the COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

Seven Leavenworth County residents, including four LCF inmates, have died as a result of COVID-19.

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