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$3.5M Available To Assist Kansas Child Care Programs

Lauren FitzgeraldNovember 5, 2020

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly today announced that Child Care Aware of Kansas, in partnership with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Office of Recovery, has launched a new Child Care Health Consultant Network to provide technical assistance to licensed child care providers as they implement COVID-19 health and safety guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and P...

COVID-19 Relief Funding Still Available in Saline County

Phillip Smith-HanesNovember 5, 2020

There is still roughly $6 million of Coronavirus relief funding available for residents in Saline County Saline County has now disbursed $4.7 million of the $11 million in CRF funds awarded locally. Progress on Saline County’s spending plan can be monitored on our website at As noted in our previous release, County staff and our Advisory Committ...

48 New Cases, New COVID Death, Public Exposures

Todd PittengerNovember 4, 2020

There are public COVID-19 exposures at a Salina restaurant and a Salina government office, 48 new cases and one new death. According to the Saline County Health Department, they are investigating a public exposure to the virus at La Casita located at 1601 W. Crawford in Salina. Potential exposure would have occurred on October 22nd, October 29th, October 30th, and October 31st. If you visited t...

COVID Clusters Increasing Across Area

Todd PittengerNovember 4, 2020

COVID-19 clusters are increasing across Central Kansas. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, in its latest list of COVID-19 exposure locations, indicates there are several area long-term care facilities and a Salina manufacturer with clusters of the virus. According to the agency, they have confirmed  6 cases at St. Luke Living Center in Marion and 13 cases at Moundridge Manor. ...

Mask Ordinance Continues in Saline County

Hannah StambaughNovember 3, 2020

A mask ordinance will continue in Saline County. Saline County Commissioners were provided an update Tuesday from Health Officer Jason Tiller on the mask mandate and the COVID-19 situation in Saline County.  Jason reported 238 new cases in the last 2 weeks and over 400 cases total for the month of October.  Yesterday, November 2nd was a record high day with a total of 52 new cases received in ...

Ellsworth Inmate Dies Due to COVID-19 Complications

Lauren FitzgeraldNovember 3, 2020

An Ellsworth Correctional Facility (ECF) resident who died Monday, November 2 had tested positive for COVID-19. This is second resident death from ECF, and the ninth resident death related to COVID-19 for the department. The resident was moved October 28 to the Lansing Correctional Facility (LCF) COVID-19 Management Unit (CMU) after testing positive for the virus. He was transported from LCF to t...

Three New COVID Cases at Salina Schools

Todd PittengerNovember 3, 2020

Three new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed at Salina USD 305 schools. According to the USD 305 COVID-19 incidents page, single new cases of the virus were confirmed at Salina Central High School Monday and at Schilling Elementary School Saturday and Monday. There have now been 3 new cases at Schilling since Friday. The case at Central is the eighth, dating back to September. Overall there ...

59 New Saline County COVID Cases

Todd PittengerNovember 2, 2020

There are 59 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County. According to the Saline County Health Department, the total for the county is now 1,225, with 160 cases currently active, There are 1,052 people who have recovered, and a total of 13 deaths. Salina Regional Health Center reports that they have 5 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. “This sharp increase in cases creates a very heavy w...

CDC Offers Thanksgiving Guidelines

Todd PittengerNovember 1, 2020

The CDC is issuing Thanksgiving activity guidelines, and this year the agency says less is definitely more. While people continue to navigate the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving amid the pandemic, the CDC recommends people keep gatherings small, forgo travel if possible, and conduct Black Friday shopping online. The agency says Thanksgiving is a time when many families travel long distance...

44 New COVID Cases, Exposure at Bar

Todd PittengerOctober 30, 2020

There are 44 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County, and health officials are also warning about an exposure at a Salina bar. The Saline County Health Department is investigating a public exposure to COVID-19 at Chuck’s Bar located at 600 N Santa Fe in Salina. Potential exposure would have occurred on the following dates : October 23rd October 24th October 26th October 29t...




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