Here’s the Saline County COVID-19 update for Wednesdays.
The Department of Health is investigating public exposure to COVID-19 at La Casita located at 1601 W. Crawford Street in Salina. Potential exposure will occur on October 22, October 29, October 30, and October 31. If you have visited this site on any of these dates, follow the symptoms of COVID-19.
Saline County Treasurer office located at 300 W. Ash, Room 214 will be temporarily closed, with employees working remotely due to potential impact. If you visit the Treasurer̵7;s Office on Monday, November 2 or Tuesday, November 3, please monitor yourself for symptoms of COVID-19.
Sadly, the Ministry of Health has also been notified of another COVID-19 related death since its last press release.
There are 48 new COVID-19 positive cases in Saline County reported as of the last update on Monday, November 2. The total number for the county is now 1,273 with 200 cases currently under the Department of Health. In active monitoring, 1,059 cases were recovered, and a total of 14 deaths were reported. Salina Regional Medical Center reports that they have 12 patients with COVID-19 hospitalized. Our dashboard has been updated with the latest information:
● Mobile device users: https://arcg.is/yjPT1
● Desktop users: https://arcg.is/1qHnb0
If you have been tested for COVID-19, you will need to stay indoors until the test results. Not going to work or school, keeping guests out, arranging groceries and food deliveries, and monitoring symptoms on your own. Persons informed of a positive COVID-19 test should take the following precautions:
● If you experience severe symptoms, call your primary care provider right away and follow their instructions.
● Isolate yourself indoors. Isolation means not being in contact with anyone, leaving the house, and not allowing guests to enter the house.
●Make a list of all people you have been in close contact with (10 minutes within 6 feet) starting two days before symptoms appeared; or if there are no symptoms, two days before the date the laboratory test is performed.
● Take note of what the staff at the Department of Health you talk about. We want to make it easier to connect you with the right people if you have additional questions.
According to the Kansas Department of Health & Environment, there are 92,215 cases and 1,087 deaths statewide. This information can be found at https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/.
Here’s what you can do to help us stop the spread:
● Stay home if you have any symptoms or get sick.
● Wear a mask in public places as required by the City Ordinance and County Resolutions.
● Maximize physical distance (6 feet and more) in public settings.
● Avoid hanging out with large groups.
● People at high risk should only leave their homes when there is a need.
● Wash your hands often
Only follow official sources to get information: www.saline.org/coronavirus or www.kdheks.gov.