Public Health

Douglas County Board of Health issues Public Health Order allowing parents to exempt their children from student mask mandate

The Douglas County Board of Health today issued a countywide Public Health Order allowing individuals to be exempted from requirements to wear a face covering within Douglas County. The Order also makes it impermissible in most cases to quarantine a child within Douglas County due to actual, suspected or potential exposure related to COVID-19 if… Read On

Public Health Services Message from the Commissioners

A Public Health Services Message from your Commissioners It’s time to separate fact from fiction. Fact: We are committed to the delivery of exceptional public health services to Douglas County consistent with the specific needs of our communities and the following three tracks on which Douglas County has been traveling for the past year to achieve just that:… Read On

Douglas County Commissioners adopt resolution Creating and Appointing five to a Board of Health for Douglas County’s Public Health Department

The Board of Douglas County Commissioners today, by resolution, officially finalized the second of three steps fulfilling the organizational process for governance of its own single-county public health agency: the creation of a Board of Health (BOH) for the Douglas County Public Health Department (DCHD) – a department established by resolution on Sept. 7, 2021…. Read On

Douglas County Commissioners adopt resolution withdrawing from Tri County Health Department, form the Douglas County Public Health Agency

A Special Business Meeting on Sept. 7 was the setting for the Board of Douglas County Commissioners’ unanimous adoption of a resolution withdrawing from the governance of the Tri-County Health Department and establishing its own single-county public health agency. By state law, Douglas County has the authority to withdraw from Tri-County Health by resolution at… Read On