Commission Meeting

Labette County Commissioner Lonie Addis gestures as he makes a point during a meeting on Monday. 

OSWEGO — Labette County commissioners met in special session Monday afternoon to hear updates on the county’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commission Chairman Lonie Addis was in the commission room in the county courthouse and Commissioners Doug Allen and Fred Vail attended via phone.

So far, Labette County has no confirmed cases of the disease caused by the coronavirus. 

Charlie Morse, Labette County Emergency Management director, repeated updates provided to the Local Emergency Planning Committee earlier Monday. He said local restaurants are allowing drive-thru and curbside delivery and some restaurants remain open though they are limiting diners to abide by social distancing guidelines for public safety. He mentioned the rumors about martial law, which is not in place in Kansas. The National Guard is activated in Kansas but only to help distribute supplies. 

Morse said bigger companies are giving employees travel letters for business trips, but he said there are no travel restrictions in Kansas. There are some counties where residents are encouraged to stay at home, but travel to those counties is not restricted. If someone

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