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Posted on: September 25, 2020

9-25-20 Update: 239 Active Cases, 1,548 Recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – September 25, 2020) Riley County has 73 new positive cases and 352 additional recoveries since Wednesday’s report.

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

9-23-20 Update: 591 Active Cases, 1,123 Recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – September 23, 2020) Riley County has 79 new positive cases and 265 additional recoveries since Monday’s report.

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for 3 positive patients at this time. These patients have symptoms sev...

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

9-21-20 Update: 777 Active Cases, 858 Recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – September 21, 2020) Riley County has 67 new positive cases and 51 additional recoveries since Friday’s report.

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for 1 positive patient at this time. This patient h...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

9-18-20 Update: 761 Active Cases, 807 Recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – September 18, 2020) Riley County has 75 new positive cases and 86 additional recoveries since Wednesday’s report.

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for 3 positive patients at this time. The patien...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

9-16-20 Update: 772 Active Cases, 721 Recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – September 16, 2020) Riley County has 111 new positive cases and 2 additional recoveries since Monday’s report.

The large increase in positive cases is due to a delay in reporting from the state electronic disease sur...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

9-14-20 Update: 663 Active Cases, 719 Recovered, 8 Deaths

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – September 14, 2020) Two COVID19-positive patients associated with the outbreak at Homestead Assisted Living in Manhattan, died over the weekend. Of the two most recent deaths, one patient was being cared for at Ascension Via ...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

9-11-20 Update: 623 active, 728 recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – September 11, 2020) Riley County has 37 new positive cases and 14 additional recoveries since Wednesday’s report. The Riley County Health Department is transitioning to a new infectious-disease reporting system as n...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

9-9-20 Update: 600 Active Cases, 704 Recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – September 9, 2020) Riley County has 15 new positive cases and 143 recoveries since yesterday’s report. Limited testing was performed over the Labor Day weekend and accounts for the lower numbers in today’s...

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

9-8-20 Update: 728 Active Cases, 561 Recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – September 8, 2020) Riley County has 121 new positive cases and 72 recoveries since Friday’s report. A total of 95, or 79%, of the new cases are patients between the ages of 18-24.

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

9-4-20 Update: 679 Active Cases, 489 Recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – September 4, 2020) Riley County has 129 new positive cases and 42 recoveries since Wednesday’s report. A total of 113, or 88%, of the new positive patients are in the 18-24 age range.

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

9-2-20 Update: 592 Active Cases, 447 Recovered, 6 Deaths

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – September 2, 2020) Riley County has 123 new positive cases and 53 more recoveries since Monday’s report. A total of 108, or 88%, of the new positive patients are in the 18-24 age group.

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

8-31-20 Update: 523 Active Cases, 394 Recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 31, 2020) Riley County has 112 new positive cases and no (0) recoveries since Friday’s report. There are now 523 active cases, and 394 recovered. A total of 106, or 95%, of the new positive patients are in th...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

8-28-20 Update: 411 Active Cases, 394 Recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 28, 2020) Riley County has 136 new positive cases and 15 more recoveries since Wednesday’s report. The totals are now 411 active, 394 recovered, and 5 deaths. This is the biggest two-day increase in local cas...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

8-26-20 Update: 290 Active Cases, 379 Recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 26, 2020) Riley County has 68 new positive cases and 1 recovery since Monday’s report. The totals are now 290 active, 379 recovered, and 5 deaths.

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for 1 po...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

8-24-20 Update: 225 Active Cases, 376 Recovered

8-24 RCHD Daily Update

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 24, 2020) Riley County has 41 new positive cases and 1 recovery since Friday’s report. The totals are now 225 active, 376 recovered, and 5 deaths.

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Posted on: August 22, 2020

8-22-20 O’Malley’s and O'Malley's Alley Ordered to Close

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 22, 2020) Today, Riley County Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs issued a Notice to Close Immediately to O’Malley’s Alley, located at 1210 Moro Street, and O’Malley’s, located at 1...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

8-21-20 Update: 185 Active Cases, 375 Recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 21, 2020) Riley County has 33 new positive cases and 1 recovery since Wednesday’s report. The totals are now 185 active, 375 recovered, and 5 deaths.

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

8-19-20 Update: 153 Active Cases, 374 Recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 19, 2020) Riley County has 32 new positive cases and 4 recoveries since Monday’s report. The totals are now 153 active, 374 recovered, and 5 deaths.

Two outbreaks in Riley County were announced yesterday. The ...

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

8-14-20 Update: 120 Active Cases, 370 Recovered

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 14, 2020) Riley County has 6 new positive cases and 1 more recovery since Wednesday’s report.  The totals are now 120 active, 370 recovered, and 5 deaths.

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

Local Health Order 18 Takes Effect August 18

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 17, 2020) Today the Riley County Board of County Commissioners, sitting as the Board of Health (BOH), decided in a vote of 3 to 0 to remove the restriction for large gatherings and allow venues of more than 2,000 perso...

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

8-17-20 Update: 125 Active Cases, 370 Recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 17, 2020) Riley County has 5 new positive cases since Friday’s report and no additional recoveries. The totals are now 125 active, 370 recovered, and 5 deaths.

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Posted on: August 15, 2020

8-15-20 Violations of Local Health Order 17

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(RILEY COUNTY, KANSAS - August 15, 2020) Over the last few nights, crowds have been observed in Manhattan not following the health guidelines established in Local Health Order 17. As the Local Health Officer appointed by the Board of Health, Julie Gibbs i...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

8-12-20 Update: 115 Active Cases, 369 Recovered

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 12, 2020) Riley County has 6 new positive cases and 17 more recoveries since Monday’s report. The totals are now 115 active, 369 recovered, and 5 deaths. 

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

Riley County Issues Local Health Order 17

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 10, 2020) Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs signed Local Health Order No. 17 today. The order will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, August 11 and shall remain in effect until amended, superseded, or rescinded in wr...

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

8-10-20 Update: 126 Active Cases, 352 Recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 10, 2020) Riley County has 6 new positive cases since Friday’s report. The totals are now 126 active, 352 recovered, and 5 deaths.

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

8-7-20 Why are there separate requirements for bars and restaurants?

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The more an individual interacts with others, and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread. The risk of COVID-19 spread increases in a restaurant or bar setting. Fortunately, there are a number of actions operators of restaurant...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

8-7-20 Update: 121 Active Cases, 351 Recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 7, 2020) Riley County has 12 new positive cases since Wednesday’s report. The totals are now 121 active, 351 recovered, and 5 deaths.

Written updates will now be released on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

8-5-20 Daily Update: 116 Active Cases, 336 Recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 5, 2020) Riley County has 13 new positive cases since yesterday’s report. The totals are now 116 active, 336 recovered, and 5 deaths. Yesterday, the Riley County Health Department incorrectly reported 351 rec...

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

8-4-20 Daily Update: 96 Active Cases, 351 Recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 4, 2020) Riley County has 2 new positive cases since yesterday’s report, and 13 more recoveries. The totals are now 96 active, 351 recovered, and 5 deaths.

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

8-3-20 Daily Update: 107 Active Cases, 338 Recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 3, 2020) Riley County has 1 new positive case since Friday’s report, and 1 more recovery. The totals are now 107 active, 338 recovered, and 5 deaths.

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

7-31-20 Daily Update: 107 Active Cases, 337 Recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 31, 2020) Riley County has 4 new positive cases since yesterday’s report. The totals are now 107 (+4) active, 337 (-) recovered, and 5 deaths.

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is continuing care for 3...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

7-30-20 Daily Update: Fifth death in Riley County, 103 active, 337 recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 30, 2020) The Riley County Health Department was notified today that an 80 year old male has died after testing positive for COVID-19 as part of the Meadowlark Hills outbreak in Manhattan.  

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

7-29-20 Daily Update: 101 Active Cases, 336 Recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 29, 2020) Riley County has 13 new positive cases since yesterday’s report, and 22 more recoveries. The totals are now 101 (-9) active, 336 (+22) recovered, and 4 deaths.

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

7-28-20 Riley County Issues Local Health Order No. 16

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 28, 2020) Riley County Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs issued Local Health Order No. 16 today. This order will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, July 30 and will remain in effect until amended, superseded, or resci...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

7-28-20 Daily Update: 110 Active Cases, 314 Recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 28, 2020) Riley County has 2 new positive cases since yesterday’s report, and 2 more recoveries. The totals are now 110 active, 314 (+2) recovered, and 4 deaths.

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

7-27-20 Daily Update: 110 Active Cases, 312 Recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 27, 2020) Riley County has 7 new positive cases since Friday’s report, and 10 more recoveries. The totals are now 110 (-3) active, 312 (+10) recovered, and 4 deaths.

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

7-24-20 Daily Update: Fourth death in Riley County, 113 active, 302 recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 24, 2020) Yesterday afternoon, KDHE notified the Riley County Health Department of a fourth COVID-related death in the county; the Office of Vital Statistics verified COVID-19 was listed as cause of death. The 96 year-ol...

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

7-23-20 Daily Update: 116 Active, 299 Recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 23, 2020) The Riley County Health Department (RCHD) has identified 7 new positive cases since yesterday’s report, and 6 more people have recovered. The totals are now 116 (+1) active, 299 (+4) recovered, and 3 ...

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Posted on: July 22, 2020

7-22-20 Daily Update: 115 Active, 293 Recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 22, 2020) The Riley County Health Department (RCHD) has identified 6 new positive cases since yesterday’s report, and 4 more people have recovered. The totals are now 113 (+2) active, 289 (+4) recovered, and 3 ...

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

7-21-20 Daily Update: 113 Active, 289 Recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 20, 2020) The Riley County Health Department (RCHD) has identified 7 new positive cases since yesterday’s report, and 8 more people have recovered. The totals are now 113 (-1) active, 289 (+8) recovered, and 3 ...

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

7-20-20 Daily Update: 114 Active, 281 Recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 20, 2020) Riley County has 16 new positive cases since Friday’s report and 31 more people have recovered. The totals are now 114 active, 281 recovered, and 3 deaths. Find data for Riley County by clicking the D...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

7-17-20 Riley County Issues Local Health Order No. 15

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 17, 2020) Riley County Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs issued Local Health Order No. 15 today. This order will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday, July 20 and will remain in effect for 10 days, until 11:59 p.m. Wednesd...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

7-17-20 Daily Update: 129 Active, 250 Recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 17, 2020) The number of COVID-19 recoveries continues to rise in Riley County. The Riley County Health Department (RCHD) reports 8 new positive cases since yesterday and 16 more have recovered. The totals are now 129 (-8...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

7-16-20 Daily Update: 137 Active, 234 Recovered, 3 Deaths

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 16, 2020) The Riley County Health Department (RCHD) has three (3) new positive cases since yesterday’s report and two (2) more have recovered. The totals are now 137 (+1) active, 234 (+2) recovered.

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

7-15-20 Daily Update: 136 Active, 232 Recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 15, 2020) Riley County has 7 new positive cases since yesterday’s report and 4 more people have recovered. The totals are now 136 (+3) active, 232 (+4) recovered.

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

7-14-20 Daily Update: 133 Active, 228 Recovered, 3 Deaths

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 14, 2020) Riley County has 9 new positive cases since yesterday’s report and 26 more people have recovered. The totals are now 133 (-17) active, 228 (+26) recovered. Three COVID-positive Riley County residents ...

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

7-13-20 Daily Update: 150 Active, 202 Recovered, 3 Deaths

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 13, 2020) Riley County has 18 new positive cases over the weekend, since Friday’s report, and 9 more recovered. The totals are now 150 (+9) active, 202 (+9) recovered. Almost 60% of all positive patients in Ril...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

7-10-20 Daily Update: 141 Active, 193 Recovered, 3 Deaths

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 10, 2020) Riley County has 5 new positive cases since yesterday’s report and 8 more recovered. The totals are now 141 (-3) active, 193 (+8) recovered. There have been 3 COVID-related deaths in Riley County.

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

7-9-20 Daily Update: 144 Active, 185 Recovered, 3 Deaths

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 9, 2020) Riley County has 7 new positive cases since yesterday’s report and 4 more recovered. 144 (+3) active, 185 (+4) recovered. There have been 3 COVID-related deaths in Riley County.

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

7-8-20 Daily Update: 141 Active, 181 Recovered, 3 Deaths

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 8, 2020) Riley County has 8 new positive cases since yesterday’s report for a cumulative total of 325. There are 12 more recovered patients, reducing the number of active cases in the county to 141 (-4) active,...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

7-7-20 Riley County Issues Local Health Order No. 14

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Riley County Issues Local Health Order No. 14

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 7, 2020) The number of positive cases in Riley County continues to increase by an average of 9-12 each day. In effort to slow the spread of the virus, Local Health Officer Jul...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

7-7-20 Daily Update: 145 Active, 169 Recovered, 3 Deaths

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 7, 2020) Riley County has 8 new positive cases and 18 more recovered cases since yesterday’s report. There are now 145 (-10) active, 169 (+18) recovered, and 3 deaths.

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

7-6-20 Daily Update: 309 Positive, 155 Active, 151 Recovered, 3 Deaths

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 6, 2020) Riley County has 36 new positive cases since the Friday, July 3 report, bringing the total to 309. There are now 155 (+7) active, 151 (+29) recovered, and 3 deaths.

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Posted on: July 3, 2020

7-3-20 Daily Update: 273 Positive, 148 Active, 122 Recovered, 3 Deaths

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 3, 2020) Riley County has 12 new positive cases since yesterday’s report, bringing the total to 273. There are now 148 (+3) active, 122 (+9) recovered, and 3 deaths. Almost 56% of all the cases in Riley County ...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

7-2-20 Masks Required in Riley County Starting Tomorrow

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS - July 2, 2020) The Riley County Commissioners decided during a 4:00 p.m. meeting today to temporarily uphold Governor Kelly’s Executive Order #20-52 requiring that most Kansans must cover their nose and mouth with a mask while...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

7-2-20 Daily Update: 261 Positive, 145 Active, 113 Recovered, 3 Deaths

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 2, 2020) Riley County has 19 new positive cases since yesterday’s report, bringing the total to 261. There are now 145 (+19) active, 113 (+6) recovered, and 3 deaths.        ...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

7-1-20 Daily Update: 242 Positive, 132 Active, 107 Recovered, 3 Deaths

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 1, 2020) Riley County has 9 new positive cases since yesterday’s report, bringing the total to 242. This is consistent with the average daily increase over the past two weeks. An additional 16 patients are cons...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

6-30-20 Daily Update: 233 Positive, 139 Active, 91 Recovered, 3 Deaths

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 30, 2020) Riley County numbers continue to increase, with 11 new cases since Monday’s report. The new total is 233, with 139 active, 91 recovered, and 3 deaths. Six more people have been added to the recovered ...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

6-29-20 Daily Update: 222 Positive, 134 Active, 85 Recovered, 3 Deaths

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 29, 2020) Riley County numbers continue to increase, with 15 new cases since Sunday’s report. The new total is 222, with 134 active, 85 recovered, and 3 deaths. The majority of new patients in recent weeks have...

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Posted on: June 28, 2020

6-28-20 Six EMS Personnel Test Positive, Riley County Total Reaches 207

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 28, 2020) A coronavirus outbreak has been confirmed at Riley County Emergency Medical Services (EMS). A total of six EMS personnel tested positive for COVID-19 and test results are pending for three more. Results will be...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

6-26-20 Daily Update: 184 Positive, 109 Active, 72 Recovered, 3 Deaths

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 26, 2020) The Riley County Health Department (RCHD) has received notice of 28 new positive patients since the Wednesday, June 24 report. The total for the county is now 184, with 109 active cases. The majority of the new...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

6-24-20 Daily Update: 156 Positive, 83 Active, 70 Recovered, 3 Deaths

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 24, 2020) There are 24 new positive patients in Riley County that have been identified since the Monday, June 22 report. The total for the county is now 156, with 83 active cases. Half of all patients who have tested pos...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

6-23-2020 Riley County Issues Local Health Order No. 13

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 23, 2020) Due to the recent increase in positive cases, more hospitalizations, and heightened evidence of community spread, Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs has issued Health Order No. 13. This order will go into effect ...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

6-22-20 Daily Update: 132 Positive, 61 Active, 68 Recovered, 3 Deaths

DAILY UPDATE (18)

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 22, 2020) The Riley County Health Department (RCHD) has received notice of 29 new positive patients since the Friday, June 17 report. The total for the county is now 132, with 61 active cases. The majority of the new pos...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

6-19-20 Daily Update: 103 Positive, 38 Active, 62 Recovered, 3 Deaths

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 19, 2020) Riley County has 12 new positive patients, for a cumulative total of 103.  People who have come into close contact with the patients are being notified directly. There are 38 active casese, 62 people h...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

6-17-20 Daily Update: 91 Positive, 26 Active, 62 Recovered, 3 Deaths

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 17, 2020) The Riley County Health Department (RCHD) has received notice of 11 new positive patients since Monday’s report. The total for the county is now 91, with 26 active cases. None of the new positives are...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

6-15-20 Daily Update: 80 Positive, 16 Active, 61 Recovered, 3 Deaths

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 15, 2020) Riley County received notice of six new positive patients since Friday’s report. The total for the county is now 80, with 16 active cases. Five of the new patients are male, ages 21, 22, 28, 37, and 6...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

6-12-20 Daily Update: 74 Positive, 12 Active, 59 Recovered, 3 Deaths

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 12, 2020) Riley County has 3 new COVID-19 positive patients, for a cumulative total of 74. The new patients are a 21 year-old male, 90 year-old female, and a 95 year-old female, all associated with an outbreak at the Leo...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

6-11-2020 Guidelines for determining re-opening phases

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The following statistics have been, and will be, continuously evaluated in light of the totality of the circumstances in making any determination to hold, proceed, or revert to earlier phases of the reopening plan:

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

6-10-20 Third Coronavirus-Related Death in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 10, 2020) A 61 year-old Riley County man died this morning after suffering complications related to COVID-19. He was receiving care in a local hospital and had been on a ventilator since last week. No further information...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

6-9-20 Riley County Issues Local Health Order No. 12

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 9, 2020) Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs has issued Health Order No. 12 which will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, June 10. This will replace the previous order scheduled for the same day.

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

6-9-2020 Second Coronavirus-Related Death in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 9, 2020) The Riley County Health Department was notified that an 88 year-old Riley County man has died after testing positive for COVID-19 over the weekend. He was hospitalized in a neighboring community where he was bei...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

6-8-20 Daily Update: 71 Positive, 11 Active, 59 Recovered, 1 Death

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 8, 2020) Riley County has 3 new positive patients, for a cumulative total of 71.  The new patients are all male, ages 32, 55, and 88. One case is associated with an outbreak in another county. Disease investigat...

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

6-8-2020 Riley County Issues Local Health Order No. 11

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 8, 2020) Riley County Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs has issued Order No. 11 which increases the number of people allowed to gather to 100 and allows bars and nightclubs to stay open until 2:00 a.m. Large venues of mor...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

6-5-20 Daily Update: 68 Positive, 8 Active, 59 Recovered, 1 Death

DAILY UPDATE (17)

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 5, 2020) Riley County has 1 new positive patient, for a cumulative total of 68.  The patient is a 35 year-old female and the Riley County Health Department is conducting disease investigation and contact tracing...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: June 3, 2020

6-3-20 Health and safety advice for peaceful protests

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For people who have attended protests or large gatherings, we’re sharing some answers to questions relating to the spread of COVID-19. Please reach out if you have any additional questions.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: June 3, 2020

6-3-20 Daily Update: 67 Positive, 8 Active, 58 Recovered, 1 Death

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 3, 2020) Riley County has 1 new positive patient, for a cumulative total of 67.  The patient is a male, age 61, and is a household contact of another positive patient.  

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: June 1, 2020

6-1-20 Daily Update: 66 Positive, 7 Active, 58 Recovered, 1 Death

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 1, 2020) Riley County has 2 new positive patients, for a cumulative total of 66. The patients are members of the same household, a 44 year-old female and 46 year-old male.  

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 29, 2020

5-29-20 Daily Update: 64 Positive, 6 Active, 57 Recovered, 1 Death

5-29 update

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 29, 2020) Riley County has had no new positive cases since Wednesday’s update. The total remains 64, with 6 active, 57 recovered, and 1 death. The public can access Riley County statistics at https://coronavirus...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 27, 2020

5-27-20 Daily Update: 64 Positive, 8 Active, 55 Recovered, 1 Death

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 27, 2020) Riley County has had one new positive cases since yesterday, bringing the total to 64. The patient is a male, age 52 and the health department is currently conducting disease investigation. Of the 64 cases, 8 ar...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 26, 2020

5-26-20 Riley County Issues Local Health Order No. 10

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 26, 2020) Riley County Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs has issued Order No. 10 which allows all businesses to reopen, and increases the amount of people allowed to gather to 50. This order is in response to Governor Kell...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 26, 2020

5-26-20 Daily Update: 63 Positive, 8 Active, 54 Recovered, 1 Death

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 26, 2020) Riley County has had two new positive cases since last Friday, bringing the total to 63. The patients are female, ages 23 and 72. They are not related, and the Riley County Health Department is conducting diseas...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 22, 2020

5-22-20 Daily Update: 61 Positive, 6 Active, 54 Recovered, 1 Death

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 22, 2020) Riley County has one new positive case, bringing the total to 61. The individual is a 63 year-old male, and disease investigation is ongoing. Of the 61 cases, 6 are active, 54 people have recovered, and 1 person...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 21, 2020

5-21-20 Riley County Issues Updated Local Health Order No. 9

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 21, 2020) Riley County Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs issued Order No. 9 which goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 22. This order modifies the previous health order to remove reference to Phase 1.5 and replace...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 20, 2020

5-20-20 Daily Update: 60 Positive, 6 Active, 53 Recovered, 1 Death

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 20, 2020) Riley County has had no new positive COVID-19 cases since last Friday. Riley County’s total number of positives remains at 60. Of that total, 6 cases are active, 53 people have recovered, and 1 person ...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 18, 2020

5-18-20 Daily Update: 60 Positive, 10 Active, 49 Recovered, 1 Death

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 18, 2020) Riley County has had no new positive COVID-19 cases since Friday’s report.

Riley County’s total number of positives remains at 60. Of that total, 10 cases are active, 49 people have recovered,...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 15, 2020

5-15-20 Riley County Issues New Local Health Order for Phase 1.5

Riley County Reopening Phases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 15, 2020) Riley County Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs issued Order No. 8 which goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, May 18. This order is issued in response to the Governor’s ...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 15, 2020

5-15-20 Daily Update: 60 Positive, 12 Active, 47 Recovered, and 1 Death

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 15, 2020) Riley County has one new positive case since Wednesday’s report. The new patient is male of unknown age who is associated with an outbreak in another county. Riley County’s total number of po...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 13, 2020

5-13-20 Daily Update: 59 Positive, 12 Active, and 46 Recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 13, 2020) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) notified the Riley County Health Department (RCHD) of one new positive case since Monday’s report. The new patient is a 30 year-old female who is ...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 12, 2020

5-12-20 First Coronavirus-Related Death in Riley County

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 12, 2020) A Manhattan man died today after testing positive for coronavirus earlier this month. The male in his 30s was tested for COVID-19 in late April after seeking medical care for an underlying health condition. He w...
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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 11, 2020

5-11-20 Daily Update: 58 Positive, 12 Active, and 46 Recovered

DAILY UPDATE (21)

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 11, 2020) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) notified the Riley County Health Department (RCHD) of one new positive case since Friday’s report. The new patient is a 63 year-old male who is as...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 8, 2020

5-8-20 Daily Update: 57 Positive, 21 Active, and 36 Recovered

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 8, 2020) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) notified the Riley County Health Department (RCHD) of one new positive case since yesterday’s report. The new patient is a 55 year-old female who i...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 7, 2020

5-7-20 Daily Update: 56 Positive, 20 Active

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 7, 2020) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) notified the Riley County Health Department (RCHD) of one new positive case since yesterday’s report. The new patient is a 62 year-old male and Ril...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 6, 2020

5-6-20 Daily Update: 55 Positive, 20 Active

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 6, 2020) There are no new positive cases in Riley County for the third day in a row and the total remains at 55. Of that total, 20 cases are active and 35 people have recovered.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 5, 2020

5-5-20 Daily Update: 55 Positive, 21 Active

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 5, 2020) There are no new positive cases to report in Riley County today, and the total remains at 55. There are currently 21 active cases and 34 people have recovered.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 4, 2020

5-4-20 Update: 55 Positive, 23 Active

5-4-20 daily update

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 4, 2020) There were three additional positive cases over the weekend, but no new cases reported for today. The total for Riley County remains at 55 positive cases. The new patients reported over the weekend were a 38 year...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 2, 2020

5-2-20 Daily Update: 52 Positive, 23 Active

5-2 status update

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 2, 2020) There is 1 new confirmed COVID-19 case in Riley County today for a total of 52. The patient is a 23 year-old female. There are currently 23 active cases, and 29 people have recovered.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Phased Reopening Begins May 4

Riley County Reopening Phases

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 1, 2020) Health Officer Julie Gibbs has issued an order restricting certain activities as part of a local phased reopening plan for Riley County.

Local Health Order No. 7 goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday, May 4, 2020 ...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 1, 2020

5-1-20 Daily Update: 51 Positive, 25 Active

DAILY UPDATE (9)

(Riley County, KS- May 1, 2020) There has been two new positive Coronavirus cases in Riley County today. The new patients are a 57-year-old female and a 38-year-old male. The female is recovering in isolation at her home. The male is currently hospitalize...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 28, 2020

4-28-20 Phased Reopening Planned for Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 28, 2020) Local leaders continue working on plans for a gradual step-down process to reopen businesses in the area when appropriate.  The Unified Command Staff for the Riley County Emergency Operations Center h...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 28, 2020

4-28-20 Daily Update: 47 Positive, 25 Active

4-28-20 Daily Update

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 28, 2020) Riley County has been notified of 2 new positives today, which brings the local total to 47. There are now 25 active patients and 22 who have recovered.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 27, 2020

4-27-20 Daily Update: 45 Positive, 24 Active

4-27 STATUS UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 27, 2020) The Riley County Health Department (RCHD) has been notified of 2 new positive cases in the community, which brings the local total to 45. The new patients are females, ages 35 and 23. They are each recovering ...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 27, 2020

4-27-20 Community Survey for COVID-19

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 27, 2020) Riley County residents now have access to an online survey to report their health condition to the Riley County Health Department (RCHD). People should complete the survey for every member of the household, wh...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 25, 2020

4-25-20 Daily Update: 43 Positive, 22 Active

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 25, 2020) There are 3 new positive cases in Riley County again today, which brings the local total to 43. There are now 22 active patients and 21 who have recovered.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 24, 2020

4-24-20 Daily Update: 40 Positive, 23 Active

DAILY UPDATE (6)

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 24, 2020) There are three (3) new positive cases in Riley County again today, which brings the local total to 40. There are 23 active patients and 17 who have recovered.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 23, 2020

4-23-20 Daily Update: 37 Positive, 24 Active

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 23, 2020) The Riley County Health Department (RCHD) has been notified of three (3) new positive cases in the community, which brings the local total number to 37. There are 24 active patients and 13 who have recovered. ...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 22, 2020

4-22-20 Daily Update: 34 Positive

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 22, 2020) The Riley County Health Department (RCHD) has been notified of three (3) new positive cases in the community, which brings the local total to 34. All of the new patients are males, ages 39, 54, and 62 and are ...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 21, 2020

4-21-20 Daily Update: 31 Cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 21, 2020) There are two new positive cases in Riley County today, bringing the total to 31, with 18 active cases and 13 recovered. The first new patient is a 54 year-old male and the second is a 57 year-old female. Both...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 20, 2020

4-20-20 Daily Update: Alternate Care Site Not Needed Yet

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 20, 2020) The Riley County Health Department has been notified of two new positive cases in the community, which brings the local total to 29. One patient is a 44 year-old male and the other is a 35 year-old female. Bot...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 18, 2020

4-18-20 Daily Update: No new positive cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 18, 2020) There have been no new positives in Riley County today, but officials did receive news of 12 negative tests, bringing that total number of negatives to 200. The total number of positives remains at 27, with 15...

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KDHE Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 17, 2020

4-17-20 Daily Update: 27 Positive Cases

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 17, 2020) Riley County has one new positive case today, for a total of 27. The patient is a 45 year-old male who is currently recovering in isolation at home. This patient can be directly linked to a previous positive R...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 16, 2020

4-16-20 Daily Update: 26 Positive Cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 16, 2020) Riley County has one new positive case today, for a total of 26. The patient is a 53 year-old male and is currently recovering in isolation at home. Twelve (12) Riley County residents have recovered from the d...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 15, 2020

4-15-20 Daily Update: Local Health Officer Extends Order for Child Care Requirements

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 15, 2020) Riley County has two new positive cases again today, for a total of 25. One patient is a 44 year-old female. The other is a 20 year-old male. Riley County Health Department (RCHD) staff are actively working to...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 14, 2020

4-14-20 Riley County Daily Coronavirus Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 14, 2020) The Riley County Health Department was notified of two new positive cases today, bringing the local total to 23. There is also one additional recovered case, bringing that total to eight, as well as 157 negati...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 13, 2020

4-13-20 Riley County Coronavirus Response Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 13, 2020) One new positive case was identified in Riley County today bringing the local total to 21. The individual is currently in isolation at home. The Riley County Health Department is conducting contact tracing for...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 11, 2020

4-11-20 Riley County Coronavirus Response Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 11, 2020) The number of positive cases in Riley County is holding steady at 20, with no new cases to report for the past two days. The number of recovered cases and negative tests has increased, however. Riley County&am...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 10, 2020

4-10-20 Daily Coronavirus Response Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 10, 2020) There have been no additional positive cases in Riley County since yesterday’s update. Residents are continuing to practice social distancing, and the county’s score according to the unacas...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 9, 2020

4-9-20 Protecting Your Mental Health During Crisis

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 9, 2020) It’s been nearly two weeks since Governor Laura Kelly’s ‘Stay Home’ Order went into effect, and the change in daily routine and unknowns of the virus may be difficult for...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 8, 2020

4-8-20 All Social Gatherings Should Cease Immediately

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 8, 2020) The Riley County Police Department has received several reports of people hosting small gatherings at their homes or attending social gathering in public places. Guidance from the Kansas Governor as well as the...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 8, 2020

4-8-20 Westview Community Church Accepting and Distributing Cloth Masks

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 8, 2020) The Riley County Health Department has partnered with Westview Community Church to provide, free of charge, homemade cloth masks for the community in effort to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19.  ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

4-7-20 Daily Riley County Coronavirus Response Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 7, 2020) Taking care of mental health is an important component of self-care during the COVID-19 crisis. Fear and anxiety about the disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Using too...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 7, 2020

4-6-20 KDHE Adds State to the Travel Quarantine List

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has added one state to the quarantine list: Connecticut. This is effective for persons returning today, April 6, and moving forward. 

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 6, 2020

4-6-20 Daily Riley County Coronavirus Response Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 6, 2020) Unified Command Staff for Riley County and the Clinical Task Force are exploring options for an Alternate Care Site (ACS). The ACS may be set up at a local hotel, or other site, to provide a location where less...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 5, 2020

4-5-20: 13 Positive Cases - Community Spread Now Indicated in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 5, 2020) There is new information to indicate community spread of the coronavirus in Riley County. One of the recent positive cases did not travel outside of the community. The source of the patient’s exposure...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 4, 2020

4-4-20 DAILY RILEY COUNTY CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE UPDATE

DAILY UPDATE 4-4-20

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 4, 2020) There are currently eleven (11) positive cases of coronavirus in Riley County. There are no positive Riley County patients being treated at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan at this time. The two (2) ...
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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 3, 2020

04-03-20 Daily Riley County Coronavirus Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 3, 2020) There are currently 9 positive cases of coronavirus in Riley County. One of those positive cases are being treated at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. There are 13 tests pending and over 20 people w...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 2, 2020

04-02-20 Daily Coronavirus Update for Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 2, 2020) As of the 10:00 a.m. update, there are currently eight (8) positive cases of coronavirus in Riley County. Two (2) of those positive cases are being treated at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. There ...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 1, 2020

04-01-20 Local Enforcement Procedures for Governor’s Stay Home Order

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 1, 2020) There are currently five (5) positive cases of coronavirus in Riley County, with ten (10) tests pending and 20-30 people who are being monitored by the Riley County Health Department (RCHD).

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 31, 2020

LOCAL HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS ARE ON THE FRONT LINES OF CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

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Physicians in Manhattan have made significant changes to adapt to the current COVID-19 reality in the community.  Dr. Ryan Knopp, from Stonecreek Family Physicians, has reported the initiatives Stonecreek started discussing and putting in place o...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 31, 2020

03-31-20 Fifth Positive Case in Riley County - Three Confirmed Today

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 31, 2020) The Riley County Health Department just received confirmation that a Kansas State University student has tested positive for the new coronavirus. This makes three confirmed positives today. The 22 year-old stu...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 31, 2020

03-31-20 Fourth Case of Coronavirus in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 31, 2020) Another Riley County resident has tested positive for the Coronavirus today, bringing Riley County’s total to four (4). This patient is a 29 year old male who was tested at KSTAT. The Riley County He...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 31, 2020

03-31-20 Third Riley Co Resident Tests Positive

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 31, 2020) The Riley County Health Department was notified late last night that another local resident has tested positive for the Coronavirus. The patient, a 57 year old male, presented with symptoms at the Emergency Ro...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 30, 2020

03-30-2020 EOC Responds to Governor's Order

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 30, 2020) Governor Kelly’s Stay at Home Order went into effect this morning and will remain in effect until at least April 19. The statewide order supersedes the previous Stay at Home Order issued by Riley Cou...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 29, 2020

03-29-2020 New Order Concerning Child Care Facilities

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 29, 2020) On Saturday, March 28, 2020, Governor Laura Kelly announced a Stay Home Order for the State of Kansas. Governor Kelly’s Executive Order 20-16 supersedes the previous Riley County Stay Home Order #3 w...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 27, 2020

STAY AT HOME ORDER ISSUED IN RILEY COUNTY

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 27, 2020) To mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Riley County, Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs has issued Order No. 3 which is a Stay at Home Order effective 12:01 a.m. Sunday morning, March 29, 2020.&...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 28, 2020

3-27-20 Kansas Gov Update

Kelly’s orders OK’d by LCC

The Legislative Coordinating Council this afternoon approved the two latest coronavirus-related executive orders (EO) issued by Gov. Laura Kelly dealing with group meetings and basic government/commercial serv...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Manhattan Chamber to Request Funds for Business Emergencies

MANHATTAN, KS (March 27, 2020) - The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce has issued a formal request of the Manhattan City Commission to create a loan fund for local small businesses impacted by the Covid 19 pandemic.The program would be established for an...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 27, 2020

3-27-20 RILEY COUNTY PREPARES FOR NEXT STEP IN COVID-19 RESPONSE

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 26, 2020) There are currently two positive cases of coronavirus in Riley County. The 57 year old female is doing well and remaining in isolation at her residence in Topeka. We’ve identified close contacts and ...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 26, 2020

FORT RILEY SERVICE MEMBER TESTS POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – 3/26/2020) Fort Riley and Riley County leaders today confirmed that a Fort Riley Soldier has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual resides in Manhattan. The individual currently does not require hospitalization and rem...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 26, 2020

RILEY COUNTY RESIDENT TESTS POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 26, 2020) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has confirmed a positive case of COVID-19 in Riley County. The patient, currently in home isolation, is a 57 year old female, and a resident of Manhattan....

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 24, 2020

COVID-19 Response: Best Practices for Riley County Businesses & Employers Open to the Public

COVID-19 Response: Best Practices for Riley County Businesses & Employers Open to the Public

Outside the store:

  • If there is crowding, limit the number of customers allowed to enter the store. Staff an employee at the front door and, as one (1) customer ...
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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Swabbing Station Opened in Riley County

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(Manhattan, KS- March 23, 2020) This afternoon the Riley County Health Department launched a drive-through swabbing station in partnership with Konza Prairie Community Health Center. The station will provide COVID-19 testing for pre-screened patients only...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 22, 2020

Riley County Emergency Operations Center is Activated

(Manhattan, Kansas- March 22, 2020) In response to the current national public health crisis, the Riley County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) started daily operations on Saturday, March 21.  The EOC was previously meeting twice weekly. The pur...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 22, 2020

Revised Order Limiting Public Gatherings to 10 People

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 22, 2020) Per authority through Kansas State Statute 65-119, the Local Health Officer, Julie Gibbs, has issued a revision to the previous order banning public gatherings of more than 10 people in Riley County. The revis...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 21, 2020

Riley County Health Officer Issues Order Banning Gatherings of More Than 10

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RILEY COUNTY LOCAL HEALTH OFFICER ISSUES AN ORDER PROHIBITING PUBLIC GATHERINGS OF MORE THAN 10 PEOPLE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 20, 2020) There is now one confirmed case of the Coronavirus commonly known as COVID-19 in Riley County. Per her auth...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 21, 2020

3-21-2020 Pottawatomie County Clarifies Closings and Restrictions

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March 21, 2020

Pottawatomie County Clarifies Closings and Restrictions

Pottawatomie County, Kan. (March 21, 2020)    In an effort to clarify information on closings and restrictions, the Pottawatomie County Board of H...

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