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28 Percent of Saline County Adults Vaccinated

Todd PittengerMarch 25, 2021

About 28 percent of the adults who live or work in Saline County have now been vaccinated against COVID-19. Saline County Health Officer Jason Tiller says the goal is to vaccinate at least 70 percent. According to the Saline County Health Department, they have now vaccinated more than 11,000 members of the community against COVID-19 thus far. Due to the effectiveness of the vaccines, Tiller ...

Saline County Vaccinating Phases 1-4

Todd PittengerMarch 23, 2021

Saline County is now registering and scheduling all those in Phases 1 through 4 to receive a COVID vaccination. If you qualify for any of these phases and have not registered, please do so immediately.   Vaccinate Saline County Website   According to the Saline County Health Department, Phases 3 and 4 include those with severe and other medical risks. Registration f...

Salina Health Education Foundation Gets $1.9 Million Grant

Todd PittengerMarch 23, 2021

The Salina Health Education Foundation is among 8 Kansas primary care facilities and health centers receiving grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Services. Kansas Senator Jerry Moran says the eight  grants, totaling $19.5 million, are for facilities in economic and medically vulnerable areas. “As we work to end the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s imperative that local health c...

4 New COVID Cases, No New Deaths

Todd PittengerMarch 19, 2021

There are 4 new COVID cases in Saline County and no new deaths. According to the Saline County Health Department's dashboard, there have now been 6,028 total cases with 161 currently active. The total number of community members who have lost their lives to this deadly virus is 107. Salina Regional Health Center reports they currently have three patients who require hospitalization fo...

Over 11,000 Vaccinated in Saline County

Todd PittengerMarch 18, 2021

Saline County has now vaccinated more than 11,000 members of the community against COVID-19 thus far. According to the Saline County Health Department, everyone in a qualifying Phase 3 or 4 population is encouraged to register for the COVID-19 vaccine as we prepare to move forward through the vaccination phases very shortly. While Saline County is currently vaccinating people in Phase 2, we ...

7 New COVID Cases, No New Deaths

Todd PittengerMarch 17, 2021

There are 7 new COVID cases in Saline County and no new deaths. According to the Saline County Health Department's dashboard, there have now been 6,024 total cases with 157 currently active. The total number of community members who have lost their lives to this deadly virus is 107. Salina Regional Health Center reports they currently have three patients who require hospitalization fo...

Saline County Registering Phase 3 and 4

Todd PittengerMarch 16, 2021

Saline County health officials are preparing to begin vaccinating those in the Phase 3 and 4 of Kansas’ COVID-19 vaccination plan. According to the Saline County Health Department, Governor Laura Kelly announced the state will move to Phase 3 and 4 of Kansas’ COVID-19 vaccination plan on Monday March 22nd. With this move, individuals between ages 16 and 64 with a preexisting medical conditi...

State Moving to Vaccination Phase 3 and 4

Todd PittengerMarch 15, 2021

The state is moving  moving to Phase 3 and 4 of Kansas’ COVID-19 vaccination plan beginning next Monday, March 22nd. According to Governor Laura Kelly's Office, with this move, individuals between ages 16 and 64 with a preexisting medical condition and other non-healthcare workers in critical infrastructure will be eligible for vaccination. “Thanks to an increased supply in vaccine, Kansas ...

Saline County COVID Cases Surpass 6,000

Todd PittengerMarch 12, 2021

Saline County has now topped 6,000 total COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. According to the Saline County Health Department's Dashboard, the Friday afternoon update indicates there are 12 new cases of the virus and now there have been 6,009 total cases. There are 185 cases of the virus currently active. With no deaths to report, the death toll in Saline County from the viru...

1 New Death, 17 New COVID Cases

Todd PittengerMarch 10, 2021

There is one new death and 17 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County. According to the Saline County Health Department, the total number of positive cases for Saline County is 5,997 with 196 currently active. There are 107 people who have died. Salina Regional Health Center reports they currently have two patients who require hospitalization for COVID-19. The county dashboard has ...


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