COVID-19

Gatherings of 500 or More on Quarantine List

Todd PittengerAugust 12, 2020

Anyone in Kansas who attends or travels to gatherings of 500 people of more will need to quarantine for two weeks. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment amended its quarantine list on Tuesday. According to the agency, the state of Florida has been removed from the list while attendance at mass gatherings greater than 500 people as been added. Additionally, those countries with a CDC L...

Library to Add Open Building Hours

Todd PittengerAugust 11, 2020

The Salina Public Library is adding limited building hours for the public to access in-person services. According to the library, the new hours will begin Wednesday. The hours will be will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Masks must be properly worn, visits should be limited to 30 minutes and entrance will be through the north doors only. While in the building, library patrons will be...

12 New Saline County COVID-19 Cases

Todd PittengerAugust 10, 2020

There are 12 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County. According to the Saline County Health Department, there have now been 389 cases, with 99 of them currently active.  There are 285 people who have recovered, and 5 people have died. Salina Regional Health Center reports that they have 4 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. According to the Kansas Department of Health & Environment,...

Salina USD 305 Holding Mask Drive

Todd PittengerAugust 10, 2020

Salina USD 305 is asking for donations of masks for students to use when they head back to school. According to the district, a mask drive is planned August 10-20 with the goal of engaging the Salina community to help provide our students with a backup face covering. While social distancing puts physical space between us, we can still come together as a community. The mask campaign is an opport...

Students Back, KWU Seniors Graduate Saturday

Todd PittengerAugust 9, 2020

Students have returned back to Kansas Wesleyan University as the fall semester will soon start. As the new fall semester begins, the class of 2020 will return to campus on Saturday to wrap up the spring semester and graduate. The university had previously announced that a spring ceremony would not take place as scheduled, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After consulting with several groups, in...

Dr. Anthony Fauci on KSAL

Todd PittengerAugust 7, 2020

One of the most respected infectious disease experts in the world joined KSAL News Friday afternoon for a conversation. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health joined in a conversation about the COVID-19 pandemic, returning to school in Salina, how to stay safe in school, and how best to combat the virus. ...

10 New COVID Cases; Exposure at Salina Restaurant

Todd PittengerAugust 7, 2020

There are 10 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County, and health officials are investigating a public COVID-19 exposure at a restaurant. There are 10 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County that have been identified since Wednesday.  The total for the county is now 377 total cases. There are 88 cases that are currently active, 284 people who have recovered, and a total of 5 deaths. ...

Fall Sports In Jeopardy; Masks Work

Todd PittengerAugust 6, 2020

Fall sports in Kansas are likely to be impacted by COVID-19. Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Dr. Lee Norman says that fall sports are not expected to be successful due to the pandemic. [audio wav="http://www.ksal.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Dr-Lee-Norman-Sports.wav"][/audio]   Norman says even though organized sports activities have not been as widespread thi...

19 New Saline County COVID-19 Cases

Todd PittengerAugust 5, 2020

There are 19 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County. According to the Saline County Health Department, the total for the county is now 367, with 92 cases currently active. There are 270 people who have recovered, and 5 people who have died. Salina Regional Health Center reports that they have 3 hospitalized COVID-19 patients.  Salina Regional is a regional hospital, the COVID-19 patie...

3 New Saline County COVID-19 Cases

Todd PittengerAugust 3, 2020

There are 3 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County. According to the Saline County Health Department, the total for the county is now 348. There are 79 cases that are currently active, 264 people who have recovered, and a total of 5 deaths. Salina Regional Health Center reports that they have 6 hospitalized COVID-19 patients.  Salina Regional is a regional hospital, the COVID-19 patie...


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