In response to the Governor's State of Disaster Emergency Proclamation dated March 12, 2020, the City of Oskaloosa, KS is monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We are following the guidelines of the Jefferson County Health Department and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to make decisions to help limit the spread of the disease.

In doing so, the City of Oskaloosa, KS is taking action as follows through April 15, 2020:

  • Suspension of all events within the City limits of 50 or more people in one place at one time;
  • Suspension of all use of the City Hall community room facility located at 212 W. Washington Street;
  • Suspension of Municipal Court on April 2, 2020; All cases will be continued to May 7, 2020;
  • Suspension of all water and sewer utility service disconnects due to non-payment in compliance with Governor Laura Kelly's Executive Order No. 20-05 and will remain in force until rescinded, until May 1, 2020 or until the statewide State of Disaster Emergency proclaimed on March 12, 2020, relating to COVID-19 expires, whichever is earlier.

As or right now the City Park will remain open, however, it is of the utmost importance that every individual practice social distancing as much as humanly possible.

The Oskaloosa City Council will continue to meet on April 2, 2020 (open to the public).

City Hall is closed to walk-in traffic through the extent of this Notice in an effort to avoid face-to-face contact with City Staff. All paying customers of the City are to make payments online at, use the drop box available at City Hall, 212 W. Washington Street, via phone at (785) 863-2651 or by mail to PO Box 446, Oskaloosa, KS 66066.

We request that all members of the community to frequently wash your hands, cover your cough, and stay away from anyone who is sick.  Anyone who thinks they may have been exposed to the virus should self-isolate themselves and contact their doctor's office or the KDHE hotline at (866) 534-3463 or via email at

Thank you for your immediate attention to this matter. This Notice may be extended in length as deemed necessary for the health and safety or everyone.


Eric Hull, Mayor

Date of Release:  March 19, 2020