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COVID-19

Businesses Adapting to Survive

Metro Source News / Todd PittengerMarch 17, 2020

Businesses, small and large, are doing what they can to survive the National Emergency prompted by the COVID-19 virus and at the same time keep staff and customers safe. Dollar General is helping seniors shop safely. The company announced that starting Tuesday, the first hour of every shopping day will be reserved specifically for at-risk customers. They will also be closing stores an hour earl...

Current Closings / Cancellations

KSAL StaffMarch 17, 2020

The Covid-19 virus is causing multiple closings and cancellations around the area. We will continue to keep you updated with the latest. For any event, school, government agency, business or church related cancellation due to COVID-19, please let us know by email to: [email protected] OR [email protected] Or you can call in at 785-823-1111   https://www.ksal.com/closings/...

No COVID-19 Cases Yet in Salina

Todd PittengerMarch 16, 2020

As of Monday evening there still were no confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus in Salina or Saline County. Statewide there have been 11 confirmed cases and one death. President Trump issued an address Monday urging citizens to slow the spread of COVID-19 recommending “15 Days to Slow the Spread”. In his address, recommendations are as follows which is supported by the Saline County Health ...

Salina Schools Cancel All Activities Through May 9th

Todd PittengerMarch 16, 2020

Salina public schools are cancelling all activities through May 9th. According to the district, they have been monitoring the rapidly changing 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Based upon current guidance about limiting the size of groups all activities are canceled through May 9, 2020. At this time, school is canceled for the week of March 16-20 and students are encouraged to sta...

Salina Public Library Closing

Todd PittengerMarch 16, 2020

The Salina Public Library is closing for an indefinite period of time. According to the organization, they continue to actively monitor information regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). Based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people, the library will be closed until further notice. All materials can be returned after the librar...

Salvation Army Making Changes to Stay Open

Todd PittengerMarch 16, 2020

The Salina Salvation Army of will continue to be open to serve the needs of the most vulnerable people during this time of crisis.  To comply with recommended guidelines and insure the wellness of others, along with The Salvation Army employees the following procedures have been put in place. The Salvation Army office at 1137 N. Santa will be open only for scheduled appointments.  Those needi...

Salina Arena Postpones All Events Through May

Todd PittengerMarch 16, 2020

On Monday the Saline County Health Department urged that gatherings of 50 people or more be canceled or postponed to help slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Later, President Trump narrowed it even further, to groups of ten. As a result, the City of Salina has directed Tony’s Pizza Events Center to postpone all gatherings through May 11th. They are currently working to reschedule al...

City and County Commissions Cancel Meetings

Todd PittengerMarch 16, 2020

Salina City Commission and Planning Commission meetings and Saline County Commission meeting are canceled. According to the City, at approximately 2:30 today, President Trump and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised their guidance regarding public gatherings indicating they now recommend to avoid gatherings of 10 or more people for a 15 day period “15 Days to Slow the Spread...

Hospitals to Begin Screening Visitors

Todd PittengerMarch 16, 2020

 To help protect patients and staff from exposure during the coronavirus outbreak, Salina Regional Health Center will screen all visitors entering the hospital starting Tuesday. Visitors need to enter through the main entrance lobby doors off Santa Fe to be screened.  For those coming to Veridian Behavioral Health, Wound Care Clinic or Outpatient Rehab you may enter through the North Entrance...

KDHE COVID-19 Update: 3-16

Jeremy BohnMarch 16, 2020

Two more positive cases of COVID-19 in Kansas have been announced on Monday. Both cases have once again come from Johnson County--which now has eight positive cases. The other three positive tests have come from Butler, Franklin and Wyandotte Counties, but were all from last week. There are currently 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kansas. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment...


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