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#VaxHero Art Contest Launches

Hayley Samford3 hours ago
Earth has been valiantly fighting off super villain, Corona. The COVID-19 CureSaders have landed in Salina, to help our community end Corona’s evil plot. Vaxx and Mask, the Corona fighting duo, called the CureSaders, are looking for one more #VaxHero to help them defeat Corona once and for all. This is where they need your help! ...

New Wave of COVID in Saline County

Todd Pittenger3 hours ago
Saline County is currently experiencing a new wave of COVID-19 infections. According to the Saline County Health Department, the last seven days have seen 85 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 37 new cases since Wednesday. There are currently 146 cases of the virus active in our community. Salina Regional Health Center reports they have four patients in ...

Local COVID Cases, Variants Increasing

Todd Pittenger2 days ago
COVID cases and variants are on the increase in Saline County. According to the Saline County Health Department, there have been 17 new COVID cases in Saline County since Monday. There are 80 cases of the virus currently active. No additional deaths due to COVID has been reported in the past week. Salina Regional Health Center reported ...

Local Health Officials Wary of Springfield Scenario

Todd Pittenger2 weeks ago
Saline County health officials are watching and learning from what is happening in Springfield, Missouri. The federal government is sending a COVID surge team to support hospitals in southwest Missouri that are filling up with virus patients. Springfield is seeing an especially alarming spike. Springfield hospital system CoxHealth has had to transfer a dozen COVID-19 patients ...

Saline County COVID Numbers Trending Up

Todd Pittenger2 weeks ago
Health officials in Saline County say they have cause for concern because new cases of COVID and hospitalizations are on the rise while vaccine numbers are flat. According to the Saline County Health Department, new cases of COVID-19 are on the rise again, and particularly worrisome is that variants of the virus and hospitalizations are climbing ...

Hospital Modifies Visitation Guidelines

Todd Pittenger4 weeks ago
Salina Regional Health Center and its affiliated Salina clinics are modifying their COVID-19 visitor restrictions to accommodate patients and families while COVID-19 infection numbers remain low in the community. According to the hospital, effective today, hospital inpatients may have two visitors in the building at the same time instead of two visitors per day. Visitors will ...

38.3 Percent of Saline County Vaccinated

Todd Pittenger4 weeks ago
The number of vaccinated people in Saline County continues to slowly grow. According to the Saline County Health Department, 20,772 people are now vaccinated, an increase of 304 over the past week. The agency says 38.3 percent  of our population is vaccinated. There have been are 20 new COVID cases in Saline County over the past week, ...

Walgreens Paying Customers to get Vaccinated

Todd Pittenger1 month ago
It pays to get vaccinated over the next several days. Literally. One of the largest pharmacy chains in the country is rewarding its customers who come in and get a COVID vaccination. Customers getting a COVID-19 vaccination at Walgreens will receive $25 in Walgreens Cash rewards. According to the company, the Walgreens Cash rewards will be available ...

Adult Care Facility COVID Testing Mandated

Todd Pittenger1 month ago
Kansas is ordering COVID testing at all adult care facilities in the state. Governor Laura Kelly Friday directed Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Dr. Lee Norman to issue an order requiring COVID-19 testing in all adult care facilities statewide beginning immediately. According to the Governor's office, state-licensed adult care facilities were no longer required to ...

6 New COVID Cases, 1 New Death

Todd Pittenger2 months ago
There are 6 new COVID cases in Saline County, and 1 new death. According to the Saline County Health Department, there have now been 6,304 total cases with 20 cases currently active. The total number of community members who have lost their lives to this deadly virus is 117. Salina Regional Health Center reports they currently have 2 ...

Half of Kansas Adults Vaccinated

Todd Pittenger2 months ago
Half of Kansans 18 and older are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. According to Kansas Governor Laura Kelly's office, to date, the CDC reports that 50% of Kansans 18 and older have been fully vaccinated, and 59.9% of Kansans 18 and older have been vaccinated with one dose. Additionally, 38.5% of all Kansans are reported as vaccinated, with ...

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