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Fort Riley Soldiers Deploy to Vaccinate

Todd PittengerFebruary 26, 2021

Soldiers from Fort Riley are deploying to help with the COVID vaccination effort. According to the Army, Fort Riley will deploy an additional task force as part of the Department of Defense’s support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Approximately 120 Soldiers from the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, will deploy to Miami, Florida, beginning Friday. The task f...

Vaccination Update: House-Calls on the Horizon

Jeff GarretsonFebruary 26, 2021

Saline County health workers continue to vaccinate Phase 2 group members who have registered for the 2 round shot package in the fight against COVID-19. More than 7,000 people who live and work in Saline County have received either their first or both doses of the COVID-19 vaccination. According to the Saline County Health Department, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has provi...

VIDEO: Phase 2 Vaccination Focus Continues

Todd PittengerFebruary 24, 2021

There is not much change in the Saline County COVID-19 vaccination effort. Local health officials continue to focus on administering vaccinations strictly to those who make up the Phase 2 group as defined by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, with senior citizens still remaining the priority Phase 2 population. The Phase 2 populations currently being scheduled for their vaccinatio...

Students Returning to Classroom Full-Time

USD 305February 23, 2021

Salina USD 305 has made the decision to end the hybrid instructional model for middle and high school students. Beginning April 1, the district will welcome back all middle and high school students to traditional, in-person learning full time. April 1 is the beginning of 4th quarter, a predetermined break in students’ schedules, which is a good place to return to regular school. It keeps stud...

Salina Library to Reopen Facilities

Todd PittengerFebruary 21, 2021

Salina Public Library is reopening its facilities. According to the library, its building will reopen to the public on Monday, February 22nd. Entrance will be through the north doors only. Visits are limited to 30 minutes, but visitors may stay up to an hour if they are using a computer or gaming equipment. Pickup Service will continue and digital services are available around the clo...

Latest Saline County Vaccination Update

Todd PittengerFebruary 19, 2021

More than 6,500 people who live or work in Saline County have been vaccinated against COVID-19. According to the Saline County Health Department, this marks another important milestone as more people have been vaccinated than have tested positive for the virus. The agency says in their ongoing efforts to improve efficiency in scheduling for the COVID-19 vaccine, those who provided an email addr...

Salina Airport Receives COVID Funding

Todd PittengerFebruary 18, 2021

The Salina Regional Airport is among Kansas airports receiving a portion of over $10 million in federal funding earmarked to help them respond to and prepare for the impacts of COVID-19. According to U.S. Senator Roger Marshall's Office, more than 75 airports across Kansas received funding to allow them to continue to serve their communities. Salina Regional Airport received $1,008,876 in fundi...

New Public Health Order to go Into Effect

Todd PittengerFebruary 17, 2021

A new public health order limiting mass gatherings and restricting hours of operation for certain business has been issued and is slated to go into effect Feb. 22, when the current public health order is set to expire. According to the Saline County Health Department, after careful consideration, the new health order: increases the limit on mass gatherings from 15 to 50 people (Section 1),...

2 New Deaths, 34 New COVID Cases

Todd PittengerFebruary 17, 2021

There are two new deaths and 34 new COVID-19 cases in Saline County. According to the Saline County Health Department, there have now been 5,855 total cases, with 1,179 cases currently active. There are now 104 people who have died. Salina Regional Health Center reports they currently have 9 patients hospitalized with the virus. The county dashboard has been updated with the latest in...

One New COVID Death, 24 New Cases

Todd PittengerFebruary 12, 2021

There is one new death and 24 new Coronavirus cases in Saline County. According to the Saline County Health Department there have now been 5,821 total cases, with 1,251 currently active. There are now 102 people who have died. Salina Regional Health Center reports they have 12 patients who require hospitalization for COVID-19. The county dashboard has been updated with the latest informa...


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