Lawrence is now in week 10 of being a RED community, indicating HIGH rates of COVID-19 and INFECTION rates. As of yesterday at 4PM, Lawrence ranks 3rd in overall case count (5,611), 2nd in average daily incidence rate per capita (45.9), 2nd in two-week case count (567), 3rd in percent positive (8.20%); and we must not forget the 144 souls lost to the virus in Lawrence.
What does 567 new cases in Lawrence in the last two weeks look like?
It looks like attending a family BBQ because “We’re all family here!”.
It looks like a “small, intimate dinner with friends” at local restaurant filled with other “small, intimate dinners with friends”.
It looks like a “harmless trip to the grocery store” when you woke up with a slight sore throat and cough.
It looks like going to work even though you’re sneezing because “It’s just allergies.”
Before you venture out of the house, REMEMBER: 1 in 20 people in Lawrence have gotten COVID-19 Don’t become the 1 in 20!
It is time for us to make it a personal responsibility to stop the spread.
Help protect your family and community, and honor fellow neighbors who have been lost to COVID-19:
Wear a mask
Don’t have parties or gathering (and don’t attend them, either)
Don’t travel without quarantining for 14 days
STAY HOME if you’re sick!
For COVID-19 Information & Resources, visit
This Mobile Testing Unit is headed to a neighborhood near you! To get a COVID-19 test, or for more information on the City of Lawrence Mobile Testing Unit , visit www.cityoflawrence.com/878
Remember, Lawrence is a RED community—we must remain vigilant to combat COVID-19!