June 20, 2024

Response to KDHE COVID-19 Cluster Report

City of Dodge City

Dodge City, Kansas— On Wednesday, September 9, 2020, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) released information identifying COVID-19 clusters in the state of Kansas. This listing displays an active cluster at the City of Dodge City-City Hall.

The number reported for City Hall is not representative of current cases amongst employees. The majority of City employees that have contracted Covid-19 have recovered and have been released by the Ford County Health Department or their primary care physician.  

“Shortly after reopening City Hall to the public in June, the City implemented additional measures to ensure public safety,” said City Manager Nick Hernandez.  “Including mandatory masks for employees, hand sanitizer, protective Plexiglas at all City counters and increased cleaning procedures. These precautionary measures continue to be priority number one and will be for the foreseeable future.”

City staff has been in contact with health officials and KDHE to determine why the City of Dodge City is listed as an active cluster.