COVID-19 Public Health News

  1. RCHD Encourages Vaccinations as 2022 Flu/COVID Season Begins

    "Healthcare professionals are already seeing high numbers of flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) this year. I hope the COVID season will not be as severe as in years past, but I urge people to take precautions," said RCHD Director Julie Gibbs. Read on...
  2. 11/2/2022 COVID-19 Update

    KDHE reported 35 new COVID-19 cases. The Incidence Rate remains MODERATE. One COVID-19 patient is hospitalized at Ascension Via Christi and no (0) additional deaths have been reported. Read on...
  3. New, Bivalent Vaccine Boosters Now Available

    Visit the health clinic at 2030 Tecumseh Road for free COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccine boosters help to restore protection that has waned since previous vaccination, and in this case, they provide broader protection. Walk-ins are welcome. Read on...
  4. COVID-19 Vaccinations for Young Children Begin June 30

    COVID-19 vaccine administration for young children will begin Thursday, June 30 at the Riley County Health Department Clinic, located at 2030 Tecumseh Road. A parent or legal guardian must be present for any child under 18. Read on...
  5. 5/25/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 43 new COVID-19 cases for Riley County between May 14-20. The Incidence Rate per 100,000 is 57.9, putting Riley County in the SUBSTANTIAL incidence category. Read on...
  6. 5/20/2022 COVID-19 Update

    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 26 new COVID-19 cases for Riley County between May 7-13. The Incidence Rate per 100,000 is 35.0, putting Riley County in the MODERATE incidence category. Read on...
  7. 5/13/2022 COVID-19 Update

    (RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 13, 2022) KDHE recorded 37 COVID-19 cases for Riley County between May 2-8. The Incidence Rate per 100,000 is 49.8, putting Riley County in the Moderate incidence category which is 10 - 49 cases per 100,000 people. Read on...
  8. 5/11/2022 COVID-19 update

    KDHE recorded 38 COVID-19 cases for Riley County between April 25-May 1. The Incidence Rate per 100,000 is 51.2, putting Riley County in the substantial incidence category which is 50-99 cases per 100,000 people. Read on...
  9. FDA Announces Limits to J&J COVID-19 Vaccine Use

    On May 5, 2022 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was limiting the authorized use of the Janssen COVID-19 (Johnson & Johnson - J&J) single dose vaccine because it identified a risk for blood clots associated with the vaccine. Read on...
  10. 5/4/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

    KDHE recorded 40 COVID-19 cases for Riley County between April 18-24. The Incidence Rate per 100,000 is 53.9, putting Riley County in the substantial category. Ascension Via Christi Hospital has zero (0) COVID-19 positive patients. Read on...
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