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County Approves $100 Bonus for Employee Covid Shot

Jeff Garretson3 days ago
Will Saline County employees be affected by vaccine mandates aimed at the private sector? It's been hurry up and wait for human resource managers across the nation since President Joe Biden in September announced his vaccine mandate plan for private companies with a least 100 employees. The president tasked the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health ...

COVID Exposure at City Commission Meeting

Todd Pittenger3 days ago
The Saline County Health Department is cautioning those who attended Monday's Salina City Commission meeting they may have been exposed to COVID by an attendee at the meeting who is not vaccinated,  was showing symptoms of being infected, and did not wear a mask or socially distance. According to the agency, they were notified Wednesday that ...

3 New COVID Deaths, 95 New Cases

Todd Pittenger3 days ago
There has been three new COVID deaths in Saline County since Friday and 95 new cases of the virus. According to the Saline County Health Department there are currently 466 active cases of the virus in the community. Salina Regional Health Center reports they have 10 patients in the hospital battling the virus. Overall, 154 people have now ...

2 New COVID Deaths, 29 New Cases

Todd Pittenger3 weeks ago
There have been two new COVID related deaths and 29 new cases of the virus in Saline County since Friday. According to the Saline County Health Department there are currently 671 active cases of the virus in the community. Salina Regional Health Center reports they have 17 patients in the hospital battling the virus. Overall, 148 people have ...

1 New COVID Death, 45 New Cases

Todd Pittenger1 month ago
There has been 1 new COVID death in Saline County since Monday and 45 new cases. According to the Saline County Health Department, with the new death there have been 142 COVID-related deaths locally during the pandemic. With the 45 new cases there have been 7,685 total cases with 6,884 recoveries. There are currently 659 active cases ...

COVID Outbreaks Hit 31 Schools, Districts Close

Noah Taborda 1 month ago
Kansas education commissioner Randy Watson says at least 31 Kansas schools are reporting outbreaks of COVID-19, forcing more school districts to close temporarily. COVID-19 cases are up dramatically in school-age children compared to last school year as school districts grapple with masking policies, testing strategies and vaccinations for eligible students, Watson said. Some schools are facing ...

Free COVID Test Kits Available

Todd Pittenger1 month ago
A Salina healthcare organization is planning three upcoming large COVID-19 testing events, open to the community, in which test kits can be taken home.  As COVID-19 continues to rage through Saline County and the nation, Salina Family Healthcare Center is announcing the dates of three free testing kit pick-up events in the next two weeks. On Thursday ...

Frontline Nurse, Care Worker Funding

Todd Pittenger1 month ago
$50 million has been made available for Kansas hospitals to either provide premium pay or improve retention of nursing resources and support personnel, approved by the SPARK Executive Committee. According to Kansas Governor Laura Kelly's office, this emergency funding will provide immediate support for Kansas hospitals to manage the current COVID-19 surge and address critical shortages ...

Health Department Issues Call to Action

Todd Pittenger1 month ago
The Saline County Health Department is requesting area businesses and organizations to adopt new policies and adapt existing ones around paid sick leave that will allow their employees to stay home when they are sick or have been exposed to COVID-19 or other highly infectious diseases without fear of negative repercussions. The agency says it is ...

1 New COVID Death, 78 New Cases

Todd Pittenger1 month ago
There has been 1 new COVID death in Saline County since Wednesday and 78 new cases. According to the Saline County Health Department, with the new death there have been 141 COVID-related deaths locally during the pandemic. With the 78 new cases there have been 7,573 total cases with 6,795 recoveries. There are currently 637 active cases ...

69 New COVID Cases

Todd Pittenger2 months ago
There are 69 new COVID cases in Saline County and no new deaths. According to the Saline County Health Department, there are 543 active cases of the virus in the community. Overall, 136 people have died. Salina Regional Health Center Reports they have 14 patients in the hospital combating COVID. The health department had compiled August COVID Update for ...

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