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Kansas Football COVID-19 Testing and Results Update

KU Athletics ReleaseJune 20, 2020

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Prior to our student-athletes returning to participate in voluntary activities, Kansas Athletics has been guided by the medical professionals at Kansas Team Health who have created policies and procedures to be properly prepared for the return of the football student-athletes. The plan created by Kansas Team Health requires COVID-19 testing of student-athletes and staff as well...

Salina Group Distributes Thousands of Masks

Todd PittengerJune 20, 2020

A Salina-based organization helped hand out thousands of masks around the area. According to OCCK, they were selected by Sunflower Health Plan, a KanCare managed care organization, to be a regional distributor of almost 14,000 masks to 33 local agencies. Masks were provided free of charge to nursing facilities, community mental health centers, and providers of home and community based services...

Seven New Saline County COVID-19 Cases

Todd PittengerJune 19, 2020

Over the past two days, the Saline County Health Department has seven new cases of COVID-19.  According to the agency, the cases involve: A male in his 20s A female in her 30s A female in her 40s A male in his 50s Three males in their 60s All seven of these cases are associated with prior positive cases and all of these individuals are isolating at home. One of the individu...

Saline County Now Phasing Out

Todd PittengerJune 19, 2020

The Phase Out stage of reopening in Saline County is underway. Saline County Health Officer Jason Tiller issued the order, which went into effect at 12:01 AM Friday. Guidance under the  Phase Out order include: Guidance For Mass Gatherings No restrictions on mass gatherings. It is strongly recommended that mass gatherings of all sizes follow social distancing guidelines to the exten...

New States Added to Travel Quarantine List

MetroSourceJune 18, 2020

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is adding new states to the travel quarantine list and removing others. State officials say Alabama, Arkansas and Arizona have been added to the list while Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island have been removed. Kansas officials are also urging people to quarantine for 14 days if they have visited Maryland...

K-State Athletics Confirms Eight Total Active Positives for COVID-19 as of June 17

KSU Athletics ReleaseJune 17, 2020

MANHATTAN, Kansas – Kansas State Athletics has confirmed that a total of eight student-athletes have tested positive for active COVID-19 following PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing of approximately 130 student-athletes through June 17. Each student-athlete that tests positive is medically managed according to current local, state, national, and CDC guidelines, which begins with self-...

Saline County Ready to Phase Out

Todd PittengerJune 17, 2020

As Saline County  is preparing to transition to the Phase Out portion of its reopening plan, authorities are reporting the 38th confirmed COVID-19 case. According to the Saline County Health Department, the latest case is a  male in his 30ss associated with a prior positive case, who is isolating at home. The Health Department is now actively monitoring seven cases.  While there have been...

Two K-State student-athletes test positive for COVID-19

K-State Athletics ReleaseJune 16, 2020

MANHATTAN, Kansas – Kansas State Athletics has confirmed that two student-athletes have tested positive for active COVID-19 following PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing and the on-boarding process of approximately 120 student-athletes through June 16. All student-athletes are required to follow the department's return-to-campus policy which includes a 7-day stay-at-home recommendation...

Four New Saline County COVID-19 Cases

Todd PittengerJune 15, 2020

Saline County has four new COVID-19 cases. According to thE Saline County Health Department the new cases include; A female in her 20s associated with a prior positive case. Two males in their 20s associated with prior positive cases. A male in his 30s without known contacts. All four individuals are isolating at home. In addition, three of the four cases had recently traveled out-o...

Salina Public Busses Back to Normal Schedule

Todd PittengerJune 15, 2020

Beginning this week Salina public transpiration is returning to normal schedule. According to OCCK, all of their public transportation services will resume to pre-COVID-19 operating hours. CityGo will run 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, with peak routes running 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Saturdays will return to 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Regional parat...


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