Governor Laura Kelly Announces Expected COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Framework to Prioritize Health Care Workers, Long Term Care Facilities

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced when the COVID-19 vaccine is expected to become available for population groups across the state. The framework begins this winter with high-risk Kansans such as health care personnel and long term care facility staff and residents, eventually reaching the general public in the summer of 2021. “Through this framework, my administration upholds our commitment to maximizing benefits, minimizing harm, and striving for equity, justice, and fairness when it comes to when the vaccine will be made available to which Kansans,” Governor Kelly said. “We are committed to protecting the greatest number of Kansans, fostering economic recovery,

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We Need College Students’ Leadership to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Dear College Students, This year, college life is not at all what you expected it to be. Whether it is your first or last year, and whether you are living at home, in a residence hall, or off-campus, COVID-19 has made your life challenging and disappointing. You are undoubtedly Zoom-weary and tired of all the restrictions. You look forward to getting back to normal, or at least a healthier and safer “new normal.” Throughout this Fall, many campuses and/or surrounding communities have had COVID-19 outbreaks. More often than not, people are quick to blame the students. Students, they said, have

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33 Active Cases in Latest MCHD Coronavirus Update

McPherson County Health Department reports 231 total confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in McPherson County. 198 of the total confirmed cases have now met recovery guidelines set forth by the KDHE. There are three current hospitalizations and one death.  Positive case #224 is a symptomatic male in his 40s with possible travel exposure.  Positive case #225 is a symptomatic female in her 40s with possible travel exposure and family exposure (family of 224).  Positive case #226 is a symptomatic female in her 60s with possible travel exposure.  Positive case #227 is a symptomatic male in his 30s with known

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25 Active Cases of COVID-19 identified in latest MCHD Update

McPherson County Health Department reports 223 total confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in McPherson County. 198 of the total confirmed cases have now met recovery guidelines set forth by the KDHE. There are three current hospitalizations and one death.  Cases identified Saturday, September 5  o Positive case #215 is a symptomatic female in her 20s with unknown exposure. o Positive case #216 is a symptomatic male in his 20s with known family exposure. o Positive case #217 is an asymptomatic male in his 60s with unknown exposure.  Cases identified Monday, September 7  o Positive case #218 is an asymptomatic

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COVID-19 Update McPherson County; 22 active cases

McPherson County Health Department reports 209 total confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in McPherson County. 187 of the total confirmed cases have now met recovery guidelines set forth by the KDHE. There are three current hospitalizations and one death. • Positive case #206 is a symptomatic female in her 30s with unknown exposure. • Positive case #207 is a symptomatic female in her 70s with unknown exposure. • Positive case #208 is a symptomatic male in his 20s with unknown exposure. • Positive case #209 is a symptomatic male in his 50s with unknown exposure. McPherson County Health Department

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McPherson County COVID-19 Update

McPherson County Health Department reports 205 total confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in McPherson County. 185 of the total confirmed cases have now met recovery guidelines set forth by the KDHE. There are three current hospitalizations and one death. • Positive case #204 was identified late Monday, September 1st, and is a symptomatic female in her 40s with unknown exposure. • Positive case #205 is an asymptomatic 18-year-old male with unknown exposure. McPherson County Health Department is working closely with key partners to evaluate the upcoming school year. It is our goal to continue to keep the community informed.

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20 Active Cases in latest COVID-19 Update

McPherson County Health Department reports 203 total confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in McPherson County. 183 of the total confirmed cases have now met recovery guidelines set forth by the KDHE. There are three current hospitalizations and one death. McPherson County Health Department is working closely with key partners to evaluate the upcoming school year. It is our goal to continue to keep the community informed. The percent of positive cases out of how many McPherson County residents were tested during a 14-day period will facilitate MCHD recommendations. Criteria that will influence the recommendation to move schools to more

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Two Active Cases of COVID-19 at McPherson College

McPherson College and the McPherson County Health Department are investigating two active cases of COVID-19 on our campus.  The individuals have been in quarantine since they were tested and are now in isolation off-campus.  The college is assisting local health officials to trace contacts. The McPherson County Health Department will contact anybody who has been exposed.  The health department defines exposure as a contact for 10 minutes or more without a mask or social distancing.  This is the first reported cluster of cases to occur at McPherson College.

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Mcpherson County COVID-19 Update

CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) IN MCPHERSON COUNTY McPherson County Health Department reports 190 total confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in McPherson County. 171 of the total confirmed cases have now met recovery guidelines set forth by the KDHE. There is one current hospitalization and one death. • Positive case #188 is a symptomatic male in his 30s with known exposure and is recovering at home (family of #180). • Positive case #189 is a symptomatic male in his 20s with known exposure and is recovering at home. • Positive case #190 is a symptomatic female in her 20s with travel-related

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