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8 New Saline County COVID Cases

Todd PittengerApril 15, 2021

There are eight new COVID cases in Saline County and no new deaths. According to the Saline County Health Department, there have now been 6,119 total cases with 35 cases currently active. There have been no deaths since March 22nd. The total number of community members who have lost their lives to this deadly virus is 108. Salina Regional Health Center reports they currently have one pati...

Saline County Vaccination Update

Todd PittengerApril 14, 2021

Vaccine clinics in the Salina area using the Johnson and Johnson vaccine have been postponed following a Tuesday announcement by the CDC and FDA. Federal health officials called for an immediate pause in the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine due to concerns about rare blood clots. Acting FDA administrator Janet Woodcock said the recommendation was made out of...

36% of Saline County Adults Vaccinated

Todd PittengerApril 8, 2021

With vaccine supplies becoming more plentiful locally, about 36 percent of the adults who live and work in Saline County have been vaccinated against COVID-19. The goal is to have 70 percent of all adults vaccinated. According to the Saline County Health Department, due to vaccine supplies becoming more widely available in our community, registration on the VaccinateSalineCountyKS.com websi...

12 New Saline County COVID Cases

Todd PittengerApril 2, 2021

There are 12 new COVID cases in Saline County and no new deaths. According to the Saline County Health Department, there have now been 6,081 total cases with 33 currently active. The total number of community members who have lost their lives to this deadly virus is 108. Salina Regional Health Center reports they currently have no patients who require hospitalization for COVID-19. The ...

Over 14,000 Now Vaccinated in Saline County

Todd PittengerApril 1, 2021

Saline County has now vaccinated more than 14,000 people against COVID-19. According to the Saline County Health Department, the Saline County Community Health Partners are actively registering and scheduling everyone age 16-years-old and older to be vaccinated. The community health partners strongly encourage 16- and 17-year-olds to register, as they hope to receive more of the Pfizer vacci...

Kansas Lawmakers Revoke Gov.’s Mask Mandate

KSAL StaffApril 1, 2021

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's updated statewide mask mandate had a short lifespan. On Thursday, the Kansas Legislative Coordinating Council voted to revoke the Governor's latest mask mandate. The vote was 5-2. The decision comes after earlier on Thursday, Kelly issued a new statewide mask mandate that was supposed to run through May 28, 2021. Speaker Ron Ryckman (R-Olathe), Majority Leader Da...

Over 13,000 Vaccinated in Saline County

Todd PittengerMarch 30, 2021

Saline County has vaccinated more than 13,000 people against COVID-19. According to the Saline County Health Department, the Saline County Community Health Partners are actively registering and scheduling everyone age 16-years-old and older to be vaccinated. If you or your teen would like to be vaccinated against COVID-19, please register for your appointment today. Vaccinate Saline County W...

Anniversary of First Local COVID Case

Todd PittengerMarch 29, 2021

There are 10 new COVID cases in Saline Count and no new deaths According to the Saline County Health Department, there have now been 6,061 total cases with 88 currently active. The total number of community members who have lost their lives to this deadly virus is 108. Salina Regional Health Center reports they currently have one patient who requires hospitalization for COVID-19. The c...

10 New Saline County COVID Cases

Todd PittengerMarch 26, 2021

There are 10 new COVID cases in Saline County, no new deaths, and for the first time in over a year no hospitalizations. According to the Saline County Health Department, there have now been 6,052 total cases with 99 currently active. It's the first time since August that fewer than 100 people were being monitored. The total number of community members who have lost their lives to this dea...

Kansas Set To Enter Phase 5 Of Vaccine Dispersal On March 29

Kansas Governor's OfficeMarch 26, 2021

Governor Laura Kelly today announced that starting next Monday, March 29, 2021, the State of Kansas will make the COVID-19 vaccine available to all Kansans (16+), entering the final Phase 5 of the Vaccine Prioritization plan. “With the anticipated increase in supply from the federal government, we must get every dose of vaccine into arms quickly,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “I strongl...


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