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2 New Deaths, 78 New COVID Cases

Todd PittengerJanuary 25, 2021

There have been 2 new COVID-19 deaths and 78 new cases in Saline County. According to the Saline County Health Department, the total number of positive cases for Saline County has risen to 5,400, with 1,877 currently active. There are 88 people who have died. Salina Regional Health Center reports they currently have 21 patients who require hospitalization for COVID-19. The county da...

Kansas Disaster Declaration Continues

Lauren FitzgeraldJanuary 25, 2021

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly today signed Senate Bill 14 into law, extending the State of Disaster Emergency Declaration to March 31, 2021, and allowing for the continuation of certain resources, support, and regulations critical to Kansas’ COVID-19 response efforts. “Extending the current disaster declaration is essential for our state’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts, allowing us to keep Kansans ...

Free Rides to COVID-19 Vaccination Sites to be Available

Todd PittengerJanuary 25, 2021

Free rides to COVID-19 vaccination sites in Salina will soon be available. According to OCCK Transportation, they are hoping to help increase access to the COVID-19 vaccination by offering free rides to vaccination sites by the general public starting February 1st. A free one-day pass to CityGo or 81 Connection will be offered to each passenger that is on his or her way to or from a vaccinat...

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...


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