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32 New COVID Cases, No New Deaths

Todd PittengerOctober 25, 2021

There have been 32 new COVID cases in Saline County since Friday and no new deaths. According to the Saline County Health Department there are currently 265 active cases of the virus in the community. Salina Regional Health Center reports they have 17 patients in the hospital battling the virus. Overall, 161 people have now died in Saline County from COVID. The best way to stop the spr...

2 New COVID Deaths, 58 New Cases

Todd PittengerOctober 20, 2021

There have been two new COVID deaths in Saline County since Monday and 58 new cases of the virus. According to the Saline County Health Department there are currently 279 active cases of the virus in the community. Salina Regional Health Center reports they have 18 patients in the hospital battling the virus. Overall, 157 people have now died in Saline County from COVID. An additional ...

36 New COVID Cases, No New Deaths

Todd PittengerOctober 18, 2021

There have been no new COVID deaths in Saline County since Friday and 36 new cases of the virus. According to the Saline County Health Department there are currently 440 active cases of the virus in the community. Salina Regional Health Center reports they have 14 patients in the hospital battling the virus. Overall, 155 people have now died in Saline County from COVID. The best way to...

County Approves $100 Bonus for Employee Covid Shot

Jeff GarretsonOctober 14, 2021

Will Saline County employees be affected by vaccine mandates aimed at the private sector? It's been hurry up and wait for human resource managers across the nation since President Joe Biden in September announced his vaccine mandate plan for private companies with a least 100 employees. The president tasked the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to put...

COVID Exposure at City Commission Meeting

Todd PittengerOctober 13, 2021

The Saline County Health Department is cautioning those who attended Monday's Salina City Commission meeting they may have been exposed to COVID by an attendee at the meeting who is not vaccinated,  was showing symptoms of being infected, and did not wear a mask or socially distance. According to the agency, they were notified Wednesday that an attendee of the Salina City Commission meeting, w...

3 New COVID Deaths, 95 New Cases

Todd PittengerOctober 13, 2021

There has been three new COVID deaths in Saline County since Friday and 95 new cases of the virus. According to the Saline County Health Department there are currently 466 active cases of the virus in the community. Salina Regional Health Center reports they have 10 patients in the hospital battling the virus. Overall, 154 people have now died in Saline County from COVID. An additional...

2 New COVID Deaths, 29 New Cases

Todd PittengerSeptember 27, 2021

There have been two new COVID related deaths and 29 new cases of the virus in Saline County since Friday. According to the Saline County Health Department there are currently 671 active cases of the virus in the community. Salina Regional Health Center reports they have 17 patients in the hospital battling the virus. Overall, 148 people have now died in Saline County from COVID. The be...

1 New COVID Death, 45 New Cases

Todd PittengerSeptember 15, 2021

There has been 1 new COVID death in Saline County since Monday and 45 new cases. According to the Saline County Health Department, with the new death there have been 142 COVID-related deaths locally during the pandemic. With the 45 new cases there have been 7,685 total cases with 6,884 recoveries. There are currently 659 active cases of the virus in the community. Salina Regional Health C...

COVID Outbreaks Hit 31 Schools, Districts Close

Noah Taborda September 15, 2021

Kansas education commissioner Randy Watson says at least 31 Kansas schools are reporting outbreaks of COVID-19, forcing more school districts to close temporarily. COVID-19 cases are up dramatically in school-age children compared to last school year as school districts grapple with masking policies, testing strategies and vaccinations for eligible students, Watson said. Some schools are facing...

Free COVID Test Kits Available

Todd PittengerSeptember 14, 2021

A Salina healthcare organization is planning three upcoming large COVID-19 testing events, open to the community, in which test kits can be taken home.  As COVID-19 continues to rage through Saline County and the nation, Salina Family Healthcare Center is announcing the dates of three free testing kit pick-up events in the next two weeks. On Thursday September 16, 12-2p in the JCPenney’s pa...

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