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Free Rides Through End of 2020

Todd Pittenger1 day ago
Public transportation will continue to be free in the Salina area for another month. OCCK Transportation says  free fares for all public transit services, including CityGo, 81 Connection, Paratransit and City of Abilene through the end of 2020. “2020 has been one for the books and unlike anything we’ve ever experienced,” said Michelle Griffin, Mobility Manager.  ...

27 New Saline County COVID-19 Cases

Todd Pittenger2 days ago
There are 27 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County. According to the Saline County Health Department, there have now been 719 total cases, with 216 cases currently active. There are  492 people who have recovered, and a total of 11 deaths. Salina Regional Health Center reporting that they have 8 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. “Additional cases in Friday’s ...

2 More COVID Cases at Salina Schools

Todd Pittenger2 days ago
Two new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed at two Salina schools. According to USD 305’s COVID-19 incidents page, a new case was confirmed at Salina Central High School on Thursday and on Friday a case was confirmed at Heartland Early Education. Overall, there have now been 15 cases at Salina schools. They include: One positive test at ...

Abilene Mask Ordinance Fails

KABI Staff3 days ago
The Abilene City Commission failed to pass a mask ordinance Wednesday afternoon. Mayor Chris Ostermann indicated the Commission had received over 270 emails from citizens. She did not indicate the number in favor or against the proposed mandate. Dickinson County County Health Officer Dr. Brian Holmes gave a Covid-19 summary and addressed the Commission on research supporting ...

30 New Saline County COVID Cases

Todd Pittenger4 days ago
There are 30 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County that have been identified since Monday. According to the Saline County Health Department,  the total for the county is now 692, with 204 cases currently active. There are 477 people who have recovered, and a total of 11 deaths. Salina Regional Health Center is reporting they have ...

COVID Clusters at Area Long Term Care Facilities

Todd Pittenger4 days ago
Long term care facilities in Salina and McPherson are among those listed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment in its latest list of COVID-19 exposure locations. The agency says there have been 35 confirmed cases at the Kenwood View Health and Rehabilitation Center in Salina within the last 14 days. The latest onset was ...

30 New COVID-19 Cases, 2 More Deaths

Todd Pittenger6 days ago
There are 30 new COVID-19 cases in Saline County and 2 new deaths. According to the Saline County Health Department, along with two additional COVID-19 deaths in the community, hospitalizations are on the rise with Salina Regional Health Center reporting they have 9 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The new numbers Monday indicate 30 new positive COVID-19 cases, with ...

2nd COVID Case at Salina Grade School , High School

Todd Pittenger6 days ago
A second  COVID-19 case has been confirmed at a Salina elementary school and at a Salina high school, while another Salina high school has its first case. According to USD 305’s COVID-19 incidents page, a second case was confirmed Sunday at Meadowlark Ridge Elementary School, and also at Salina Central High School. A case was confirmed ...

Abilene Schools Go Virtual, Activities Suspended

KSAL Staff6 days ago
Due to an increase in COVID-19 and potential COVID-19 cases in teaching staff, USD 435-Abilene schools are moving to online course instruction only. The move takes effect tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 22; and is due to four adults in the district who have already tested positive for COVID-19 and four more who aren't feeling well currently. In a ...

COVID-19 Community Spread Confirmed

Todd Pittenger1 week ago
With 22 new cases to report, the Saline County Health Department says community spread of COVID-19 in Saline County has been confirmed.  Multiple cases identified over the last few days cannot be directly traced back to a known exposure with a positive case or related to travel.  It is important for everyone to practice social ...

Another COVID-19 Case at a Salina School

Todd Pittenger1 week ago
Another COVID-19 case has been confirmed at a Salina school. According to USD 305’s COVID-19 incidents page, a case was confirmed Thursday at Meadowlark Ridge Elementary School. Earlier in the week on Wednesday a case was confirmed at Lakewood Middle School. A case was confirmed Wednesday at Salina South Middle School, the second case at that school. Other ...

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