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COVID-19

USD 305 Resumes Half Day Classes

Todd PittengerOctober 23, 2020

Salina USD 305 middle and high school students will soon return to the classroom five days a week, albeit on a modified schedule. According to the school district, starting November 2nd the secondary hybrid model will change so that grade 6-12 students will be in school for a half day, every day. The “A” cohort will attend in the morning and the “B” cohort will attend in the afternoon. ...

Two Presbyterian Manor Employees Test Positive For Covid

Todd PittengerOctober 22, 2020

One Salina Presbyterian Manor non-direct care employee and one direct care employee have tested positive for COVID-19. According to the organization, positive results came during the campus’ routine employee surveillance testing for the virus. The employees are in isolation and quarantined at home. “Our top priority at this time continues to be the safety of our residents and staff membe...

38 New Positive COVID Cases in Saline County

Todd PittengerOctober 21, 2020

There are 38 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County. According to the Saline County Health Department there have now been 1,025 total cases, with 156 cases that are currently active. There are 856 people who have recovered, and a total of 13 deaths. Salina Regional Health Center reports  they have 5 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The county dashboard has been updated with the late...

COVID Clusters at Area Long Term Care Facilities

Todd PittengerOctober 21, 2020

COVID-19 clusters continue to appear in Central Kansas, including a new cluster at a long term care facility in Salina. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, in its latest list of COVID-19 exposure locations, has added a long-term care facility in Salina. According to the agency, they have confirmed 21 cases of the virus at Dignity Care Home in Salina. There are 15 cases at the Minne...

COVID-19 Claims Life of Ellsworth Correctional Inmate

Lauren FitzgeraldOctober 20, 2020

A Ellsworth Correctional Facility resident who died Monday, October 19, 2020 had tested positive for COVID-19. This is the sixth resident death related to COVID-19. The resident tested positive on September 26 at which time he was moved to the Lansing Correctional Facility (LCF) COVID-19 Management Unit (CMU). Three days later he was transported from LCF to the hospital. The resident’s fam...

Staff Member at Larned State Hospital Dies From COVID-19

Lauren FitzgeraldOctober 19, 2020

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) Secretary Laura Howard announced today that one staff member at Larned State Hospital (LSH) died on Wednesday, October 15, due to complications from COVID-19. This is the first staff member death at any of the four state hospitals related to the virus. “I was saddened to learn of this news, and I extend my condolences to both the fam...

Beware of COVID-19 Fraud

Todd PittengerOctober 16, 2020

Officials are reminding Kansans to be vigilant against fraudsters who are using the COVID-19 pandemic to exploit consumers and organizations and to cheat disaster relief programs. According to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister, in particular he urges to be aware of scams perpetrated through websites, social media, emails and robocalls peddling fake COVID-19 vaccines, tests, treatments and protec...

19 New COVID Cases, 1 New Death

Todd PittengerOctober 16, 2020

There is one new COVID-19 related death in Saline County, and 19 new cases. Additionally, health officials were notified of a positive case from another county that had attended a horse sale at Farmers & Ranchers located at 1500 Old 40 in Salina while symptomatic. This event was held on October 10th and 11th. If you were in attendance, you need to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. According...

28 New Saline County COVID-19 Cases

Todd PittengerOctober 12, 2020

There are 28 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County. According to the Saline County Health Department, the total for the county is now 905, with 94 cases currently active. There are 799 people who have recovered, and a total of 12 deaths. Salina Regional Health Center reporting that they have 9 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The county Our dashboard has been updated with the latest...

18 New COVID-19 Cases

Todd PittengerOctober 9, 2020

There are 18 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County. According to the Saline County Health Department, there have now been 877 total cases, with 105 currently active.  There are 760 people who have recovered, and a total of 12 deaths. Salina Regional Health Center is reporting they have 6 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The county Our dashboard has been updated with the latest info...


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