Kansas Governor Signs State of Distaster Emergency Proclamation for all 105 Counties.




As part of ongoing efforts to limit the spread of novel coronavirus in Kansas, today Governor Laura Kelly issued Executive Order 20-16, making Kansas the 22nd state in the nation to institute a temporary, statewide stay-home order. It will exist in conjunction with the Kansas Essential Function Framework for COVID-19 response efforts and will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, March 30. The measure will be in place at least until Sunday, April 19.

View Statement            View Executive Order 20-16 - Stay Home Order

Anderson County Hospital sets up COVID-19 drive-thru testing site

MARCH 13, 2020: Anderson County Hospital announces the postponement of the "Spring Into Fitness" event scheduled, Thursday, March 19 at Anderson County Jr.-Sr. High School during the week of spring break. The event will be rescheduled at a later date.

NO SOLICITING: The Garnett City Commission is temporarily banning the issuance of solicitor permits, until further notice, due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Garnett, KS. (March 30, 2020) – Anderson County Hospital in Garnett has set-up a temporary COVID-19 drive-thru testing site, available only to patents who have a referral from a physician.  Patients who are experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms as designated by the CDC (fever of 100 degrees or higher, new cough within the last 14 days, and shortness of breath) are asked to call their provider to receive further direction. The drive-thru will be located in the north parking lot of the Family Care Center in Garnett (536 W 4th Ave) and operating Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. As patients arrive, they will be asked to follow the traffic flow, stay in their vehicle, and to be prepared to provide proof of identity and provide their date of birth. Tests will only be administered to those who arrive after a physician referral.
  Anderson County Hospital is a member of Saint Luke's Health System, which consists of 18 area hospitals and several specialty and primary care practices, and provides a range of inpatient, outpatient, and home care services. Founded as a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, our mission includes a commitment to the highest levels of excellence in health care and the advancement of medical research and education. The health system is an aligned organization in which the physicians and hospitals assume responsibility for enhancing the physical, mental, and spiritual health of people in the metropolitan Kansas City area and the surrounding region.

MARCH 16, 2020:  The Chamber Players Community Theatre is postponing their live dinner performance, "2-Across" until further notice. Live Dinner Theatre

For information on scheduled special events and activities, please visit our Bulletin Board and Community Calendar.


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The City of Garnett is in contact with Anderson County Emergency Management, who is working with state and local agencies. At this time, there is no known case of COVID-19 in Anderson County, including the community of Garnett. Information will be released locally when available. Here is a link to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment for public information - WEBSITE.  The CDC has information - WEBSITE.

Please take necessary precautions as stated within this FAQ Document.

Cancellations may occur and we will post on our social media as we become informed by the entities involved.  


MARCH 25, 2020:  In an effort to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Virus all playgrounds within the City of Garnett Parks are closed to the public. With the potential of the virus surviving on metal and plastic up to 72 hours and our inability to keep things safely sanitized between frequent uses we request that you refrain from using the park equipment.  However our other park areas and trails are still open to the public. PLEASE READ


MARCH 31, 2020:  Denim and Diamonds Piccadilly Gala, hosted by Garnett  Rotay Club, scheduled for Apri. 25, 2020 has been cancelled.

MARCH 30, 2020:  The 48th Annual Square Fair Crafts Festival, hosted by Garnett Business and Professional Women (BPW), scheduled for May 9 has been cancelled for 2020.

Effective Monday March 16, 2020: Until further notice, visitors will not be allowed to enter the apartment buildings of Parkside Place I & II in Garnett. This includes family. No scheduled gatherings or activities will be held within the Garnett Housing Authority complex. This is a preventive measure by the Garnett Housing Authority to help tenants avoid potential exposure of Covid -19 (Coronavirus). While tenants will be allowed to leave their apartments, limiting access is one small safety measure to protect the health and well-being of all Parkside Place residents.

Persons with questions can call the Garnett Housing Authority Office at 785-448-6990.


Please see COVID-19 Notice - Animal Control Calls


MARCH 20, 2020: Suggested Facebook pages for local updates and information, including job postings, food distribution, business and restaurant information that makes this difficult time better for the people we serve.

@GarnettKS - City of Garnett Official Page

@ANCOSEM - Anderson County Fire and Emergency Management Official Page

MARCH 18, 2020: Most restaurants and bars in the Garnett area have chosen to adhere to guidelines of social distancing inside their facilities and/or chosen to provide "to-go" food service options. 

PLEASE NOTE: All City, County and School facilities are closed to the public at this time.​ Please call City Hall at (785) 448-5496 during regular business hours and we will do our best to assist you. Drive-up window service is open 8:30-5:00 p.m., M-F.


MARCH 16, 2020:  Frontier Extension District for Anderson County announces the cancellation of all "Spring Fling" activities during this week of spring break (March 16-20).

MARCH 13, 2020:  Prairie Spirit Trail "Birthday Bash" scheduled for March 19th has been postponed to April 15th, 6:00 p.m., Commons Area, Anderson County Jr.-Sr. High School.

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Garnett/Anderson County (ACDA) Economic Development provides information on COVID-19 Economic Relief Resources for local small businesses and industries.  Learn more

MARCH 16, 2020: Garnett Recreation Announcement -

Facility Access/Programs Suspended - Effective Monday March 16th 2020 12:00 pm
  While it has always been our intent to keep the City of Garnett Recreation Center open as long as possible, the health and safety of our patrons and staff are always our first priority. So, we wanted to share some tough decisions that have been made.
  The City of Garnett staff met this morning to discuss the COVID-19 virus pandemic and its effect on our parks and facilities. Earlier President Trump had declared a National State of Emergency, Governor Laura Kelly declared a State of Emergency in Kansas, and the Center for Disease Control has posted guidelines for public benefit. As a result, it has been recommended to city staff that all parks and recreation activities be suspended until further notice, including fitness classes and youth rec leagues, and access to the Recreation Center will be temporarily suspended until further notice. All closures and cancellations will begin at 12pm on Monday March 16th. We will re-evaluate the impact of this virus on our parks and facilities on Monday, March 23, and will communicate any changes.
  Thank you always for your continued support and understanding! We wish everyone health and wellness as we work through this together!!

(WE THINK) VERY IMPORTANT TO NOTE:  Approved essential activities include:

  • Obtaining food, medicine and other household necessities;
  • Going to and from work at a business or organization performing an essential function as identified in the Kansas Essential Function Framework;
  • Seeking medical care;
  • Caring for children, family members or pets, or caring for a vulnerable person in another location;
  • Engaging in an outdoor activity, provided individuals maintain a distance of six feet from one another and abide by the 10-person limitation on gathering size.