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COVID-19

Chamber Begins “Salina Strong” Effort

Todd PittengerMarch 18, 2020

The Salina Area Chamber of Commerce has launched a website entitled “Salina Strong”. According to the organization, ITV is geared at keeping their members and business community up to date on business resources, workforce information, restaurant and retail businesses offering deliver, take-out and curbside options, health and safety updates, and remote working tools. The site is located ...

Free Fares For All Public Transit

Todd PittengerMarch 18, 2020

Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the economic impact felt by many, OCCK Transportation will offer free fares for all public transit services, including CityGo, 81 Connection, Paratransit and City of Abilene, starting Thursday and continuing indefinitely. The agency says they are also restricting access to their transportation office at 340 N. Santa Fe to employees only until further notice....

Evictions and Foreclosures In Kansas Temporarily Halted

Lauren FitzgeraldMarch 18, 2020

Kansas Gov. Kelly on Tuesday announced Executive Order #20-06 to temporarily prohibit evictions and foreclosures across the state in an effort to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. Due to negative economic impacts of COVID-19, Kelly and her administration decided to take steps to support Kansans who may miss mortgage or rent payments as a result of lost wages and other income. “We understand...

Tax Business Making Changes

Todd PittengerMarch 18, 2020

To protect our staff and their families, effective March 19, 2020 all our appointments will be via phone or online. If you already have an appointment, someone will be contacting you to confirm the phone/online appointment details. There are a few options to get us your tax information: 1. You can put your information in the drop slot located on the east side of the building. Just make sure it ...

Numerous City Closures

Todd PittengerMarch 17, 2020

The City of Salina has canceled or postponed meetings, programming and events to align with the following: The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America - 15 Days to Slow the Spread, which began on March 16 and involves avoiding gatherings of 10 or more people for a 15 day period. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance for the next eight weeks, which recommends ...

Dickinson County Courthouse Implements ‘Senior Preference Hours’

John AndersonMarch 17, 2020

In addition to the many steps and actions that Dickinson County Staff have taken as precautions to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus, effective Wednesday March 18th, the Dickinson County Courthouse will initiate Senior Preference Hours. Between the hours of 8:00 am and 10:00 am each morning we ask that anyone under 60 years of age in healthy condition refrain from coming to the courthous...

UPDATE: Governor Orders All Schools Closed

Todd PittengerMarch 17, 2020

Governor Kelly Tuesday announced the closure of Kansas Schools as we know them. When USD 305 reopens, instruction won’t look the same. District staff will use guidelines provided by a statewide committee of Kansas teachers to develop a new learning model for Salina students. This means: Students who attend Salina Public Schools will not have class March 23 - March 27. During th...

Salina YMCA Closes Early on Tuesday, Evaluation Continues

Jeremy BohnMarch 17, 2020

The Salina Family YMCA made the decision to temporarily close its doors at 3 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. In an email to members, Angie Lassley, President/CEO, Salina Family YMCA, says that the facility will be temporarily closed and is evaluating the facility closure status regularly. The closure is due to the COVID-19 outbreak and is in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and P...

Catholic Diocese of Salina Cancels Many of Its Public Celebrations

Jeremy BohnMarch 17, 2020

The Catholic Diocese of Salina is telling its followers to stay away during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bishop Gerald Vincke sent out a letter Tuesday afternoon to clergy saying that all public celebrations of the Holy Mass in the Diocese of Salina are canceled until further notice. Parishes included are: Sacred Heart Cathedral, St. Mary, Queen of the Universe and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Salin...

Kansas COVID-19 Update: 3-17

Jeremy BohnMarch 17, 2020

Seven new cases of COVID-19 popped up across the state on Tuesday. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reports that there are currently 16 confirmed positive cases across Kansas, but still only one death as of Tuesday afternoon. Douglas was the latest county to have a resident test positive for COVID-19. Johnson County currently has 10 confirmed cases and Wyandotte has three. ...


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