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 Quarantine Guidelines for Covid-19
• Stay home except to get medical care.

• Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day (morning and evening) and monitor for fever. You may use the daily monitoring log or some other way to track your temperature. Also, watch for cough or trouble breathing

• If you become ill: o Seek prompt medical attention. o Before seeking care, call your healthcare provider and tell them that you have, or are being evaluated for, COVID-19.

      o Put on a facemask before you enter the healthcare facility. These steps will prevent further spread to other people in your healthcare               provider’s office or waiting room

. • Restrict activities outside your home, except for seeking medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas (including but not limited to grocery stores, restaurants, and sports activities). Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.

 • You may go outside in your private yard, but you may not meet with neighbors or visitors in your yard.

• Do not allow visitors into your home during the quarantine period. • If family or visitors are bringing you supplies, food, or medications have them leave them by your door, so that you can retrieve them without exposing anyone.

 • Separate yourself from other people in your home.

      o It is preferable that persons that reside in your household find another place to stay while you are in quarantine, so as not to become               exposed if you become ill with COVID-19.

       o If that is not possible, you should stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. Also, you should use a separate                bathroom, if available.

• Facemasks should only be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.  

 • Cough or sneeze into the fold of your elbow. Alternatively, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60-95% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry. Soap and water should be used preferentially if hands are visibly dirty. Clean all “high-touch” surfaces every day.

• High touch surfaces include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables. Also, clean any surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on them. Use a household cleaning spray or wipe, according to the label instructions. Labels contain instructions for safe and effective use of the cleaning product including precautions you should take when applying the product, such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product.

• If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the dispatch personnel that you have, or are being evaluated for COVID-19. If possible, put on a facemask before emergency medical services arrive.

Student Meals

USD 219 has acquired a waiver to offer free meals for children age 1-18 through our school. Please fill out the google survey below so that we know how many meals are needed at your home. We will also need you to fill out a signed 2019-20 Consent for Disclosure form that will be included in the first meal.  If you have any questions please call 620-885-4372. We plan to provide lunch and include breakfast for the next day. If you reside in Dodge City, Ensign, Fowler or Meade, please contact the district in the city in which you live.


Today, March 17, 2020 Governor Laura Kelly announced all school facilities will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. This will place tremendous hardship on our families and staff, and impact the social and emotional well-being of our students.

We have been working on contingency plans since mid-March, including how we can meet the ongoing learning needs of our students and provide breakfast and lunch for our students.  We will have information available on school lunches by the end of next week.

Our staff and board of education are also working on other critical issues, such as what this means for our seniors, how this will affect next school year and what impact this will have on our employees. We will provide updates on these issues as soon as the information is available.

We are committed to working together as a community to support one another throughout these unprecedented times, and communication will remain a top priority. We will keep you informed by e-notes and information posted on our website. 

As a reminder, this school closure is in response to the current public health crisis. The focus should remain on preventing the spread the coronavirus, or COVID-19 as it is also referred to.

Please be mindful of the following:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing (cough/sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue).
  • Please keep sick children at home.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.

Follow additional guidance from these sources:

Mark Walker


Minneola USD #219

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  Minneola Healthcare


The team at Minneola Healthcare meets daily to discuss what is working, not working, and new processes that may need to be implemented as a result of Coronavirus information that continues to come out on a daily basis.  With that in mind, the below includes an update from our team to you:


  1. Clark County, KS, as well as the surrounding counties currently have no individuals who have tested positive for the Coronavirus.  The positive case identified in Ford County was someone who was traveling through and has been quarantined with his/her family members.   
  2. Due to the limited number of people presenting with upper respiratory (URI) and/or flu-like symptoms, we will again be changing our clinic hours effective Monday, March 30th.  Minneola will be seeing all patients without URI and/or flu-like symptoms from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Patient with URI and/or flu-like symptoms will be scheduled to be seen in the Minneola Clinic from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
  3. We request that prior to coming to the Clinic and/or the Emergency Room if you are experiencing URI and/or flu-like symptoms, please call before presenting for care if possible:
    1. Clinic:  620-885-4202
    2. Emergency Department:  620-885-4264 and ask for the Hospital Nurses Station
  4. We thank all of you for your cooperation and understanding with our screening procedures that have been implemented.  Please know we are doing this for both your protection and ours. 
  5. While we are still performing elective surgeries, we have limited the number of people who are able to be with the surgery patient to one (1) person.  Please know we are doing this for both your protection and ours. 
  6. For our Emergency Room patients, we are also limiting the number of persons who will be able to be present to one (1) person.  Please know we are doing this for both your protection and ours. 
  7. We ask that you please refrain from flushing what is advertised as “disposable wipes” into the sewer system. 


Again, we thank all of you for your patience and understanding as we revise our operations to comply with what is asked of us while still working diligently to be available to care for the communities we serve. 





To Our Community:  With the most recent case of Coronavirus having been diagnosed in Ford County, it is now extremely important that Minneola Healthcare enhance its operational response to assist in doing all we can do to keep our patients, our residents, and our associates as safe as we can.  At this time, these are precautionary measures as no confirmed cases have yet been diagnosed in Clark County, KS.  We greatly appreciate you for entrusting us with the care of your loved ones and are thankful for your understanding as we implement the temporary measures identified below: 

  1. Effective at 3:00 p.m. today, March 17th, the front doors to the Hospital will be locked at all times.  The only entrances that will be made available for community use are as follows:
    1. Minneola Clinic Entrance – will be staffed and all people coming through the clinic entrance will be screened for flu-like symptoms
    2. Emergency Room Entrance – for emergency use only.  No routine traffic will be permitted
  2. Effective Wednesday, March 18th, the Bucklin Community Clinic and the Fowler Community Clinic will no longer be seeing patients with upper respiratory/flu-like complaints.  All patients with upper respiratory/flu like complaints will be directed to the Minneola Community Clinic.  
  3. Effective Wednesday, March 18th, The Minneola Community Clinic will be seeing all patients WITHOUT upper respiratory symptoms/flu-like complaints from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Patient WITH upper respiratory symptoms/flu-like complaints will be seen from 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Friday.  Saturday Clinic appointments will be for acute (sick) visits only.  The telephone number for the Minneola Community Clinic is 620-885-4202.  Please call before presenting to the Clinic if you have upper respiratory and/or flu like symptoms if possible so that we can work to assist in keeping everyone as safe as possible.  You can reach the Emergency Department by calling 620-885-4264 and ask for the Hospital Nurses Station.
  4. Outpatients who need to have lab testing and/or x-rays completed will need to do their best at presenting through the Minneola Community Clinic entrance for ordered services between the hours of 8:00 a.m. -  1:00 p.m.  We understand this will not be possible for everyone and accommodations can be made for those services to be performed after 1:00 p.m. if absolutely necessary.  Please call 620.885.4264 and ask for Lab and/or X-ray to schedule an appointment as we will need to make arrangements for you to enter through another door. 


Please note that while these temporary measures are being implemented at Minneola Healthcare, we will also be restricting ALL visitation for our patients and our residents.  We thank you for being our partners in this effort and are looking forward to resuming normal operations in the future.   

A Message from the Principal Deputy Inspector General



Our organization’s top priority is to protect the public and the health and well-being of HHS program beneficiaries – and this duty has never been more important as we all confront the COVID-19 pandemic.

While many Americans are nobly rising to the occasion, sadly, some bad actors are preying on people’s fears for profit, perpetrating fraud schemes, including marketing fake COVID-19 test kits and unapproved treatments through telemarketing calls, social media platforms, and door-to-door visits.

Today, we are releasing a COVID-19 Fraud Alert to warn about several health care fraud scams that harm patients and the federal programs designed to serve them.  This alert has general information about these schemes and how to protect yourself and your community against bad actors.

During the pandemic, it is especially critical that Americans have access to medical care and that patients who need medical attention contact their provider to determine the best and safest way to get care.
OIG is alerting the public to these fraud schemes so that patients and families –from their own homes – can take steps to ensure they are receiving legitimate medical care and protect themselves.  We will not tolerate these scams in which fraudsters try to enrich themselves by preying on unsuspecting patients to steal personal and medical identity information. With our law enforcement partners, we will be vigilant in our investigation and enforcement against those who exploit this emergency.

We remain committed to protecting the millions of beneficiaries across the country and supporting the dedicated health care professionals who are working so hard to serve the public during this pandemic.

Christi A. Grimm


As a result of the evolving situation regarding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Centera Bank has made the decision to temporarily close their lobby. The bank will remain open normal hours but ask that all banking business be conducted through the drive-up windows, online banking platform, mobile banking app, ATM or night deposit facilities. Other essential services may be conducted by appointment. Please call 620-885-4221 to make arrangements for those services.


Michael A Kellner

Vice President


P.O. Box 67

Minneola, Ks. 67865


From the City of Minneola

March 27, 2020


March 23, 2020

The City of Minneola is asking everyone to NOT FLUSH the following items. All these items do not break down easily and either build up in the pipes of both the homeowner and city sewers and can cause sewage back-ups. These items can cause damage to the sewer treatment plant.

Paper towels, Kleenex, wet wipes, disinfecting wipes, dental floss, Q-Tips, cotton balls,diapers of any kind, pills, hair, feminine products, and cigarette butts.


The Minneola Tree Pit/Grass Dump will reopen on Saturday, March 28, for regular business hours. Saturday 8-12 & 1-5, Monday 4-7, Wednesday 4-7.The recycle center will not be reopened at this time.

Patrick Williams    City Manager

The Minneola City Council met in a regular meeting March 16, 2020, at the Minneola Civic Connection.

The following plan will be enacted if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the City of Minneola, Clark County or neighboring counties. The Minneola Civic Connection, Library and tree pit will be closed. Access to City Hall will be open to only personnel and have limited access. The Nutrition Council will still be preparing meals at the Civic Connection but meals will be delivered to residences.

This plan may be revised or modified as needed.

This plan went into effect March 17, 2020, due to a confirmed case in the area. If there are any questions, please feel free to call City Hall.

Patrick Williams, City Manager


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Minneola Schools USD 219
111 East Locust St
Box 157
Minneola, Kansas 67865

8:00-4:00 Mon – Thurs  

8:00-3:00 Friday

Grade School  620-885-4571

High School  620-885-4611

Phone: 620-885-4372
Fax: 620-885-4509