With nearly 500 COVID-19 cases currently active in Saline County, and 25 people in the hospital, Saline County officials will consider stricter restrictions to combat it.
The Saline County Commission will meet Friday afternoon in a special session to discuss the issue. Commissioners will consider a proposed health order from Saline County Health Officer Jason Tiller to implement additional restrictions to combat COVID-19.
The meeting comes as Saline County Health Department staff continues working through several clusters of positive cases related to a multitude of different events and locations. As they have seen over the past two weeks, a single case can take an entire day to investigate properly and notify close contacts. With so many new cases each day, staff is extremely behind in case investigation.
Proposed restrictions include limiting indoor gatherings to more than 15, with several exceptions. Bars and restaurants can remain open, doing business between 5Am and 11PM.
Though there would be new restrictions, no business would have to close under the proposed ordinance.
Enforcement of the new ordinance would be by law enforcement officers.
The Saline County Commission special meeting is scheduled for Friday afternoon at 3:00.
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