Local senior living facilities taking steps to protect elders, a group that’s especially vulnerable to coronavirus

County commissioners have known about the long-term care facilities cluster since Friday, but the information has been kept from the media for reasons unexplained.

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Senior living facilities and retirement homes in northern Johnson County are taking extra precautions against the pandemic following guidance from the state and federal government.