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Increases For Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Lauren FitzgeraldJanuary 14, 2021

Kansas Department for Children and Families Secretary Laura Howard announces on Thursday that benefits through the food assistance program, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), will increase temporarily. The maximum allotments for food assistance will increase 15 percent for each household in January and will continue through June 2021. For the six-month period, the maximum allo...

2 New COVID Deaths, 125 New Cases

Todd PittengerJanuary 13, 2021

There are two more COVID-19 deaths in Saline County and 125 new cases. According to the Saline County Health Department, overall there have now been  4,973 total cases, with 1,859 currently active. There are at least 3,034 people who have recovered, and now 80 people have died. Salina Regional Health Center reports they now have 25 people in the hospital fighting the virus. The county dash...

United Way Halfway to $550 K

Todd PittengerJanuary 13, 2021

The Salina Area United Way is halfway to its fund raising goal of $550 K. According to the agency, they kicked off their annual campaign back on September 22, 2020 with the first ever hybrid model. The kick-off was a virtual/in-person 4-hour event that showcased all the agencies in the communities that have benefited from funding through the Salina Area United Way. In addition, individuals fr...

County Offers Vaccination Update

Todd PittengerJanuary 13, 2021

Saline County continues to administer COVID-19 vaccine as it is received. The Saline County Health Department reports the county is still in Phase One of a five phased vaccine distribution plan. This phase includes healthcare workers, long-term care employees and patients, and EMS . Phase one will last at least until the end of January. The agency says no county in Kansas will move into Phas...

4 New COVID Deaths, 110 New Cases

Todd PittengerJanuary 11, 2021

There are four new COVID-19 deaths and 110 new cases in Saline County. According to the Saline County Health Department, there have now been 4,848 total cases, with 1,935 currently active. There are at least 2,835 people who have recovered, and now 78 people have died. Salina Regional Health Center reports they currently have 27 patients hospitalized with COVID-19. The county dashboard has ...

2 More COVID Deaths, 100 New Cases

Todd PittengerJanuary 8, 2021

There are two more COVID-19 deaths in Saline County and 100 new cases. According to the Saline County Health Department, there have now been 4,738 total cases, with 1,829 cases currently active. At least 2,835 have recovered, and now 74 people have died. The Health Department staff are now actively monitoring 1,829 cases. At least 2,835 have recovered, and now 74 people have died. Salina ...

K-State To Start Spring Semester Online

Kansas State UniversityJanuary 8, 2021

With the goal of mitigating the continued spread of COVID-19, Kansas State University will begin the first two weeks of the spring semester with remote learning classes. Most classes are scheduled to begin Monday, Jan. 25. The university plans to return to the hybrid and in-person teaching modalities used in the fall semester after the two-week period on Feb. 8. “As we anticipate a surge in p...

Governor Releases Final Vaccine Dispersal For All

Lauren FitzgeraldJanuary 8, 2021

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly today announced her administration’s final COVID-19 distribution order for population groups in Kansas. The vaccine will be administered in five phases, beginning with those most at risk of contracting or becoming seriously ill from COVID-19 and ending with all Kansans at large. “These COVID-19 vaccination phase groups were created using guidance from national and st...

Saline County Awards Grant Funding

Todd PittengerJanuary 8, 2021

The Saline County Commission has approved grant funding to a dozen businesses. According to the county, the funding comes from a Community Development Block Grant, Coronavirus Relief Grant dollars approved in July of 2020.  Of that amount, $120,000 was to be used for economic development in light of the Coronavirus pandemic and $12,000 for grant administration by the North Central Regional Pla...

Saline County Health Ordinance Extended

Todd PittengerJanuary 7, 2021

Saline County has extended its COVID health ordinance for a couple of more weeks. According to the Saline County Health Department, after consulting with hospital, healthcare, and local government officials, Health Officer Jason Tiller has determined that a 15-day extension of the existing public health order is necessary. Restrictions in the order include limiting indoor gatherings to no mo...


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