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UPDATE: Phase 2 Vaccination Scheduling Closed

Todd PittengerJanuary 22, 2021

UPDATE: Appointment scheduling is closed at this time. In less than 30 minutes, 900 people secured appointments for their first COVID-19 vaccine. Appointment scheduling will re-open as vaccine supply becomes available. - - - Saline County is preparing to begin Phase 2 vaccinations, and a website is now online for those 65 and older to schedule an appointment. At this time, only those...

Saline County Health Order Extended

Todd PittengerJanuary 22, 2021

The Saline County public health order limiting mass gatherings and restricting hours of operation for certain businesses which was set to expire this Sunday will renew for 28 days. According to the Saline County Health Department, this extension will end at 11:59 p.m. on February 21, 2021. “We understand that this places a hardship upon our businesses and families,” acknowledged Jason Ti...

Kansas Moving to Phase 2 of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Todd PittengerJanuary 21, 2021

Kansas is moving to Phase 2 of its 5 Phase COVID-19 vaccination plan. According to Governor Laura Kelly's office, she will announce Thursday the statewide move to Phase 2 of Kansas’ COVID-19 vaccination plan. With this move, all those aged 65+, those in eligible congregate settings, and all high-contact critical workers will now be prioritized for vaccination, in addition to any one from Phas...

3 New COVID Deaths, 176 New Cases

Todd PittengerJanuary 20, 2021

There are 3 new COVID-19 deaths in Saline County and 176 new cases. According to the Saline County Health Department, there have been 5,252 total cases with 1,900 currently active. There are 3,266 people who have recovered, and now 86 people have died. Salina Regional Health Center reports they currently have 21 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The county dashboard has been updated w...

Kansas Launches New Vaccine Dashboard

Lauren FitzgeraldJanuary 20, 2021

The State of Kansas is launching a new Vaccine Dashboard in hopes of keeping Kansans informed on the progress of vaccine distribution across the state. Wednesday, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced a new COVID-19 vaccine dashboard in Kansas. A collaboration with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the COVID-19 dashboard will be updated Monday, Wednesday and Friday by 12:30 PM. As of ...

Saline County Making Vaccination Progress

Todd PittengerJanuary 20, 2021

Saline County continues to administer COVID-19 vaccinations as they are received to healthcare workers. According to the Saline County Health Department, so far more than 1,600 healthcare workers have received their first dose of the vaccine, and many have received their second vaccine dose. The Central Vaccine Site, a semi- permanent centralized vaccination location, is up and running at the f...

3 New Deaths, 103 New COVID Cases

Todd PittengerJanuary 15, 2021

There are 3 new deaths and 103 new COVID cases in Saline County. According to the Saline County Health Department,  there have now been 5,076 total cases, with, with 1,805 currently active. There are 3,188 people who have recovered, and now 83 people have died. Salina Regional Health Center reports they currently have 23 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The county dashboard has been updat...

Vaccination Site Established at Mall

Todd PittengerJanuary 15, 2021

A COVID vaccination location has been established in a Salina. According to Salina Family Healthcare Center, they have partnered with the Saline County Health Department and Salina Regional Health Centerto meet the significant demand for COVID-19 vaccinations for Phase 1 and Phase 2 populations. The group has set up a temporary vaccination location at the former JCPenney site in Central Mall. Th...

Free COVID Test Event Saturday

Todd PittengerJanuary 15, 2021

A couple of free COVID-19 testing events are planned in Salina beginning this weekend. One will be held this Saturday, January 16th, at COMCARE on South Ohio Street. A similar event will be held at the Salina Salvation Army on Saturday, January 23rd, at their facility on North Santa Fe. Salina Regional Health Center is hosting its second free community COVID-19 testing event from 10 a.m. to 2 p...

Saline County Vaccine Update

Todd PittengerJanuary 14, 2021

Saline County officials are making distribution plans for when larger quantities of vaccine arrive. According to the Saline County Health Department, a semi- permanent centralized vaccination location is under construction. Based on vaccine supply, this site will open next week to Phase 1 healthcare workers on the waiting list. A community vaccination scheduling website is under construction...


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