Service Center reopens

John Richmeier
Courtesy: Leavenworth County Health Department

The city of Leavenworth has reopened another building that was closed to the public as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Leavenworth Municipal Service Center, 790 Thornton St., reopened Monday, according to Melissa Bower, public information officer for the city government.

The Municipal Service Center serves as the home for various public works activities including street and stormwater maintenance as well as park operations.

A different entrance has been set up for the building because of construction work on Thornton Street.

The temporary entrance is located near Pennsylvania and Lawrence avenues.

Signs and cones are being used to guide motorists as they visit the Municipal Service Center, according to Bower.

The recycling center is still available on the south side of the property at Lawrence and Halderman Street.

Following the weekend, the Leavenworth County Health Department reported three additional cases of COVID-19 in the county.

Two of the new cases are what Health Department officials call community cases. An update released Monday also indicates one additional case among inmates at the Lansing Correctional Facility.

The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Leavenworth County has reached 1,109. That number includes 836 cases involving LCF inmates and 67 cases involving inmates and staff at the Grossman Center halfway house in Leavenworth.

Of the 208 community cases in the county, only 15 are considered active, according to the update released Monday by the Leavenworth County Health Department.

Of the 836 cases involving LCF inmates, eight are considered active. None of the Grossman Center cases are considered active.

No Leavenworth County resident currently is in the hospital because of COVID-19. Thirty-two residents of the county have been hospitalized because of COVID-19 during the course of the pandemic.

COVID-19 is blamed for the deaths of seven Leavenworth County residents, including four LCF inmates.

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