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2 New COVID Deaths, 167 New Cases

Todd Pittenger1 day ago
There are 2 new COVID-19 deaths in Saline County along with 167 new positive cases of the virus. According to the Saline County Health Department, there have now been 2,786 total cases with 830 cases currently active. There are 1,925 people who have recovered, and  now a total of 31 deaths. Salina Regional Health Center has 26 ...

Kansas Waiting For Vaccination Approval

Metro Source News / Todd Pittenger2 days ago
Kansas will be ready to immediately begin immunizing as soon as a COVID-19 vaccine is approved. Governor Laura Kelly offered more details about planned shipments of the vaccine to the Sunflower State. The governor said the Pfizer vaccine could be authorized for emergency use as soon as next Thursday. A vaccine from drug maker Moderna would ...

“Stop the Spread” Campaign Launches

Todd Pittenger2 days ago
The State of Kansas has launched the “Stop the Spread. It’s Up to Us, Kansas” campaign to share the importance of getting tested, wearing masks and to encourage social distancing this holiday season to stop the further spread of COVID-19. According to Governor Laura Kelly's office, the campaign includes the launch of a new testing website, ...

Care-A-Van To Revolutionize Salina Healthcare

Jeremy Bohn2 days ago
A new mobile healthcare unit has set up shop in Salina, but this vehicle won't just be taking up residence in town. It'll travel the state offering quality health services to thousands. On Thursday afternoon, Salina Family Healthcare Center unveiled its new "Care-A-Van" to the public. The Salina Family Health Care-A-Van will be used for mobile COVID-19 ...

Free Fares Extended Through January

Todd Pittenger2 days ago
Free rides on public transportation in Salina and Central Kansas area being extended. According to OCCK Transportation, they will continue free fares for all public transit services, including CityGo, 81 Connection, Paratransit, City of Abilene and KanConnect through the end of January 2021. “With increasing positive COVID cases in our area, we are looking for additional ways ...

7 New COVID Deaths, 192 New Cases

Todd Pittenger3 days ago
There are 7 new COVID-19 deaths in Saline County along with 192 new positive cases of the virus. According to the Saline County Health Department, there have now been 2,619 total cases with 665 cases currently active. There are 1,925 people who have recovered, and  now a total of 29 deaths. Salina Regional Health Center has 30 ...

Museum Still Offering Holiday Activities

Todd Pittenger3 days ago
While the Smoky Hill Museum remains open to visitors, the Holiday Open House will not take place this year to protect the health of our visitors and their families. According to the museum instead, they are handing out craft kits for make-at-home fun. Craft kits may be picked up starting Saturday, December 5 through Saturday, December ...

State Prepares to Receive COVID Vaccines

Metro Source News4 days ago
The state of Kansas is preparing for the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines. Kansas Department of Health and Environment officials told lawmakers in a Legislative Budget Committee meeting Tuesday the state expects to receive nearly 24-thousand doses of vaccines from Pfizer as soon as mid-December. CDC advisers voted Tuesday on prioritizing health workers along with protecting those living ...

2 New COVID Deaths, 150 New Cases

Todd Pittenger5 days ago
There are 2 new COVID-19 deaths in Saline County along with 150 new positive cases of the virus. According to the Saline County Health Department, there have now been 2,427 total cases with 478 cases currently active. There are 1,927 people who have recovered, and  now a total of 22 deaths. Salina Regional Health Center has 34 ...

Mobile Health Unit to Launch

Todd Pittenger5 days ago
A new community mobile health unit will soon be providing health care services on the go across the area. According to Salina Family Healthcare Center, their new mobile unit will be used for mobile COVID-19 testing, as a COVID-19 care area separate from non-COVID-19 positive patients, an immunization center, and dental outreach vehicle over its lifespan. ...

Reservations are Encouraged to Visit Museum

Todd Pittenger6 days ago
The Smoky Hill Museum remains open to the public, but reservations are now strongly recommended to guarantee entrance times. The museum says in light of the Saline County Public Health Order, there will be a limit to the number of people entering the Museum. As an exhibit hall, the Museum does fall under an exemption to ...

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