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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Riley County Protective Home Program Recuits 11 Additional Households

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(RILEY COUNTY, KANSAS – March 28, 2021) In January, Riley County Community Corrections (RCCC) hosted a series of classes for new Protective Home Program participants. The training resulted in 11 new households joining the volunteer program that ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

5/20/2022 COVID-19 Update

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KDHE Identifies 26 New COVID-19 Cases in Riley County

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 20, 2022) 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...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

5/13/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 13, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (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...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

5/11/2022 COVID-19 update

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (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 ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

FDA Announces Limits to J&J COVID-19 Vaccine Use

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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 to individuals 18 years of age and older for whom:

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

5/4/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 4, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (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 incidence ca...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

4/27/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 27, 2022) Riley County identified 4 new COVID-19 cases and 15 additional recoveries in Week 16 (April 17-23). There are currently two known active COVID-19 cases in the county. 

One additional COVID-19-related death has b...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

4/20/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 20, 2022) Riley County identified 2 new COVID-19 cases and 19 additional recoveries in Week 15 (April 10-16). There are currently four known active COVID-19 cases in the county. 

No (0) COVID-19 patients are cur...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

4/13/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 13, 2022) Riley County identified 15 new COVID-19 cases and 8 additional recoveries in Week 14 (April 3-9). There are currently 18 known active COVID-19 cases in the county. No (0) COVID-19 patients are current...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

4/6/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 6, 2022) Riley County identified nine new COVID-19 cases and three additional recoveries in Week 13 (March 27 - April 2). There are currently 16 known active COVID-19 cases in the county. 

An additional death wa...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

3/30/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 30, 2022) Riley County identified 8 new COVID-19 cases and 17 additional recoveries in Week 12 (March 20 - 26). There are currently eight active COVID-19 cases in the county. 

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

3/23/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 23, 2022) Riley County identified 3 new COVID-19 cases and 11 additional recoveries in Week 11 (March 6 - 12). There are currently six active COVID-19 cases in the county. 

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

3/16/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 16, 2022) Riley County identified 15 new COVID-19 cases in Week 10 (March 6 - 12) and 32 new cases in Week 9 (February 27 - March 5) along with a total of 64 additional recoveries. There are 26 active COVID-19 cases in ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

3/2/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 2, 2022) Riley County has identified 188 new positive COVID-19 cases and 386 additional recoveries since the last report on February 16. A total of 132 of those cases were reported in the last 2 weeks, the remainder represent del...

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

2/16/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – February 16, 2022) A 59 year-old, unvaccinated female Riley County resident passed away on January 11 after testing positive for COVID-19 on January 5. Her passing represents the 74th COVID-related death in the county.&nb...

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

2/9/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – February 9, 2022) A 74 year-old, unvaccinated male tested positive for COVID-19 January 24 and passed away on February 9 at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. His passing represents the 73rd COVID-19-related death i...

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Posted on: February 3, 2022

2/3/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – February 3, 2022) Riley County has identified 607 new COVID cases and 948 additional recoveries since the last report on January 26. There are currently 638 active cases in Riley County, which represents a decrease of 341 act...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

KDHE Testing Location Moving Indoors

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – February 1, 2022) Starting February 2, the drive-up testing clinic at the Manhattan Town Center will close and operations will move indoors to 3019 Anderson Avenue in Plaza West near LEAP Trampoline Park and Max Body Fitness....

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

1/26/2022 COVID Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 26, 2022) Two additional Riley County residents have died after testing positive for COVID-19. A 75 year-old male, fully vaccinated and boosted, tested positive January 14 and passed away at Ascension Via Christi Hosp...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

1/19/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 19, 2022) Two additional Riley County residents have died after testing positive for COVID-19. A 68 year-old unvaccinated male tested positive January 7 and died on January 15 at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manh...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Free COVID-19 Home Tests Now Available

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COVID-19 home testing kits are now available via the United States Postal Service for free to residences in the United States.

  • 4 kits per household
  • You can only register once per address
  • No credit card or ID needed
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Posted on: January 12, 2022

1/12/2022 COVID Update: 2 Deaths and 1,202 New COVID Cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 12, 2022) Two additional Riley County residents have died after testing positive for COVID-19. A 40 year-old unvaccinated male tested positive on December 21, 2021 and died January 7, 2022 at Ascension Via Christi hos...

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

1/5/2022 UPDATE: 14.59% Positive Rate and 161 New COVID Cases and in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 5, 2022) Riley County has identified 161 new COVID-19 cases and 176 additional recoveries since the last report on Wednesday, December 29, 2021. There are currently 206 active cases in Riley County and the percent of ...

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

Riley County Health Department Adopts New KDHE Guidelines for COVID Quarantine and Isolation

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 4, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has updated isolation and quarantine guidance following the recent changes by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the general population and h...

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Posted on: December 29, 2021

12-29-2021 COVID Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – December 29, 2021) A 48 year-old Riley County woman died December 24 after testing positive for COVID on December 10. Her passing represents the 66th COVID-related death in Riley County.

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

12-22-2021 Contact Tracing Update

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If you test positive for COVID-19 please stay home. 
The Riley County Health Department will reach out to you to do contact tracing and follow-up to make sure you’re ok, but that process could take a few days. Please see the graphic belo...
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Posted on: December 22, 2021

12-22-2021 COVID Update: 131 New Positive Cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – December 22, 2021) Riley County has identified 131 new COVID-19 cases and 110 additional recoveries since the last report on Wednesday, December 16, 2021. There are currently 227 active cases in Riley County.

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

12-16-21 Update: 139 New Positive Cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – December 16, 2021) Riley County has identified 139 new COVID-19 cases and 116 additional recoveries since the last report on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. There are currently 170 active cases in Riley County.

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

12-8-2021 Update: 106 New Positive COVID-19 Cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – December 8, 2021) Riley County has identified 106 new COVID-19 cases and 59 additional recoveries since the last report on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. There are currently 147 active cases in Riley County.Ascension Via Christ...

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

12-1-2021 COVID-19 Update: 1 Death and 57 New Positive Cases

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – December 1, 2021) A 69-year-old unvaccinated male resident of Riley County died November 25 after testing positive for COVID-19 on November 24. His passing represents the 65th COVID-related death in Riley County sinc...

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Posted on: November 24, 2021

11-24-21 Update: 54 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 24, 2021) Riley County has identified 54 new positive Coronavirus cases and 98 additional recoveries since the last report on November 18, 2021. 

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

11-18-21 Update: Two deaths and 116 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 18, 2021) Two Riley County residents have passed away after testing positive for COVID-19.

 

  • A 63 year old unvaccinated female tested positive on 10/5/21 and died 10/15/21 

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

11-10-21 Update: Two deaths and 120 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 10, 2021) Two Riley County residents have passed away after testing positive for COVID-19. 

  • A 61 year old unvaccinated female tested positive on 10/20/21 and died 11/5/21 at Via Christi Hospital. 

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

11-05-21: COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Announced for Children Ages 5-11

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 5, 2021) In light of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director signing off on administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5-11 the Riley County Health Department will be hol...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

11-03-21 Update: One death and 41 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 3, 2021) One Riley County resident has passed away after testing positive for COVID-19. 

A 67 year-old vaccinated woman tested positive on October 18th and passed away on November 2nd at Ascension Via Christi...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Riley County Commission Chairman Tests Positive for COVID-19

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS- November 3, 2021) Riley County Commission Chairman John Ford has tested positive for COVID-19. Ford tested positive on November 2nd. The Riley County Health Department is notifying those who are considered close contacts of Commissioner...

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

10-27-21 Update: 38 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – October 27, 2021) Riley County has identified 38 new positive Coronavirus cases and 54 additional recoveries since the last report on October 21, 2021. 

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

10-21-21 Update: 65 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – October 21, 2021) Riley County has identified 65 new positive Coronavirus cases and 68 additional recoveries since the last report on October 14, 2021. 

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

10-14-21 Update: 74 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – October 14, 2021) Riley County has identified 74 new positive Coronavirus cases and 44 additional recoveries since the last report on October 6, 2021. 

In Riley County, since December, there have been a total of 223 p...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

10-06-21 Update: One death and 49 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – October 06, 2021) One Riley County resident has passed away after testing positive for COVID-19. 

A 79 year-old fully vaccinated man tested positive on September 14th and passed away on September 30th at Via Christi H...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

09-29-21: 62 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – September 29, 2021) Riley County has identified 62 new positive Coronavirus cases and 139 additional recoveries since the last report on September 22, 2021. 

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

09-23-21 Update: One death and 116 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – September 23, 2021) One Riley County resident has passed away after testing positive for COVID-19. 

A 28-year-old unvaccinated male tested positive for COVID-19 on 8/13/2021 and died on 9/14/2021 at St. Luke&rsquo...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

09-15-21 Update: 118 new positive COVID cases in Riley County since last Wednesday

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – September 15, 2021) Riley County has identified 118 new positive Coronavirus cases and 98 additional recoveries since the last report on September 8 2021. 

In Riley County, since December, there have been a total of 1...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

09-08-21: 2 new deaths and 108 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – September 8, 2021) Two Riley County residents have passed away after testing positive for COVID-19. 

  • A 75-year-old male died on Sept. 15, 2020, at Via Christi Hospital. At the time of his death, the vaccine was not au...
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Posted on: September 1, 2021

09-01-21: 2 new deaths and 81 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – September 1, 2021) Two Riley County residents have passed away after testing positive for COVID-19. 

A 32-year-old female (vaccination status has not been verified at this time) tested positive on 8/19/2021 and passed...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

08-25-21: 70 new positive COVID cases in Riley County since last Wednesday

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 25, 2021) Riley County has identified 70 new positive Coronavirus cases and 74 additional recoveries since the last report on August 18, 2021. 

In Riley County, since December, there have been a total of 116 po...

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

08-18-21: One new death and 85 new positive COVID cases in Riley County since last Wednesday

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 18, 2021) An unvaccinated 60-year-old female has passed away from COVID-19. The Riley County Resident tested positive on July 8th and passed away on July 30th at The University of Kansas St. Francis Hospital in Topeka....

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

08-11-21: 18 new COVID-19 cases in Riley County since Monday

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 11, 2021) Riley County has identified 18 new positive Coronavirus cases and 8 additional recoveries since the last report on August 9, 2021. 

In Riley County, since December, there have been a total of 100 posi...

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

08-04-21: 3 deaths and 104 new COVID-19 cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – August 4, 2021) Three Riley County residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have passed away. 

A fully vaccinated 90-year-old male tested positive on 07/12/2021 at Ascension Via Christi Village. He passed away on 08...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

07-28-21: 4 deaths and 146 new COVID-19 cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 28, 2021) Four individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 have passed away. 

A fully vaccinated 98-year-old female tested positive for COVID-19 on 7/19/2021 at Via Christi Village and passed away on 7/26/2021.&...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

07-21-21: 64 new COVID-19 cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 21, 2021) Riley County Health Department has identified 64 new positive Coronavirus cases and 70 additional recoveries since the last report on July 14, 2021. Since December, there have been a total of 61 positive cases from varia...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

07-14-21 Update: One death and 102 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 14, 2021) An unvaccinated 86-year old woman tested positive for COVID-19 on June 8, 2021, and passed away on July 10, 2021. Her passing brings the total number of COVID-related deaths in the county to 45.

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

07-07-21: Riley County has one death and 20 new COVID-19 cases

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – July 7, 2021) An unvaccinated 56-year old male tested positive for COVID-19 on June 6, 2021, and passed away on June 30, 2021. His passing brings the total number of COVID-related deaths in the county to 44.

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

06-30-21: Riley County sees increase in COVID-19 variants of concern

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 30, 2021) Riley County has identified 24 new positive Coronavirus cases and 28 additional recoveries since the last report on June 23, 2021. 

The percent of positive cases for the week of June 20th was 5.2%. That...

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

06-23-21 Update: 39 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 23, 2021) Riley County has identified 39 new positive Coronavirus cases and 32 additional recoveries since the last report on June 16, 2021. 

The percent of positive cases for the week of June 13th was 7.4%. That...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

06-16-21 Update: 32 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 16, 2021) Riley County has identified 32 new positive Coronavirus cases and 14 additional recoveries since the last report on June 9, 2021. 

The percent of positive cases for the week of June 6th was 6.7%. That t...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

06-09-21: 20 new COVID-positive cases in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 9, 2021) Riley County has identified 20 new positive Coronavirus cases and 62 additional recoveries since the last report on June 2, 2021. 

The percent of positive cases for the week of May 30 was 3.4%. That tran...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

06-02-21 Update: 43 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – June 2, 2021) Riley County has identified 43 new positive Coronavirus cases and 19 additional recoveries since the last report on May 26, 2021. 

The percent of positive cases for the week of May 23 was 9.7%. That tran...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

05-26-21: 27 new COVID-positive cases in Riley County

RILEY COUNTY COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 26, 2021) Riley County has identified 27 new positive Coronavirus cases and 17 additional recoveries since the last report on May 19, 2021. 

The percent of positive cases for the week of May 16 was 3.1%. That translates to ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Goat's Milk is an Unsafe Choice for Babies Less Than 1 Year of Age

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A nationwide shortage is making baby formula more difficult to purchase. 

Please do not substitute non-human milks or make your own formulas. Talk to your baby's pediatrician for advice to keep your child healthy.

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Six Cases of Chickenpox in Riley County

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(Riley County, KS - May 12, 2022) The Riley County Health Department (RCHD) has identified six cases of Chickenpox (Varicella) in Riley County over the past two weeks. The six patients range in age from 6 to 14 years of age. Chickenpox was last seen in Ri...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Community Baby Shower June 4, 2022

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(RILEY COUNTY, KANSAS – May 12, 2022) Riley County Health Department is pleased to invite expecting and/or new parents to the first annual Community Baby Shower on June 4, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The event will be held at the Family a...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Baby Formula Shortage

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Are you having trouble finding baby formula? A nation-wide shortage is making formula more difficult to purchase. First, please look for different types of formula. Powder is most common, but there may be Ready to Feed and Concentrate options ava...
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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Riley County Seeks Community Input to Improve Local Health and Healthcare

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 5, 2022) Riley County is hosting several public meetings about health and healthcare in the community this April and May. Residents have the opportunity to share their perspectives on healthcare, health education, finan...

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

Walk-In Healthcare Services Starting March 1

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – February 23, 2022) Beginning March 1, the Riley County Health Department will offer some services on a walk-in basis. Appointments are still recommended, but not required for the following services:

  • Immunizations (routine and ...
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Posted on: September 16, 2021

09-16-21: Riley County mourns the loss of Cheryl Collins, Riley County Historical Museum Director

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – September 16, 2021) Riley County is saddened to learn of the death of longtime employee Cheryl Collins. Collins passed away Wednesday morning after a brief illness.   She had worked for Riley County...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

5/1/2022 Structure Fire at 4618 Freeman Road

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UPDATE 5/5/2022

Investigation of the fire at 4618 is complete. The fire originated in the kitchen and was accidental. Loss is estimated at $40,000 to contents and $100,000 to the structure. 

(RILEY COUNTY, KS - May 2, 2022) At approximately 9:38 p....

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

4/28/2022 Wildfire Update

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The two wildfires in Northern Riley County, one near Bjorling Road and the other near Hwy77 and Fancy Creek Road, are now fully contained. Smoke may continue to be visible in the areas for several days, however, as some cedar trees are still smoldering. R...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

4/26/2022 Bjorling Road Fire

WILDFIRE UPDATE

4/27/2022 10:30 AM UPDATE
Hot spots continue to be a concern with this fire, especially as winds increase today. Riley County Fire District #1 volunteer crews are on scene today and will remain until the fire is contained.&nb...
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Posted on: April 11, 2022

4/11/2022 Baldwin Creek Road Fire

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9:00 AM UPDATE 4/12/2022

Crews monitored the fire overnight and remain on scene today. We were able to mitigate and remove a significant amount of excess fuel including eastern red cedars, dry and dead debris from the 2019 flood, and dry grasses yesterday ...

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

4/11/2022 Carlson Road Fire Update

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4/11/2022 CARLSON ROAD FIRE UPDATE

The Carlson Road fire is now completely contained. Our crews continued to monitor the burned area over the weekend, checking for hotspots, and we are grateful to be able to consider this fire 100% contained as of Monday m...

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

Controlled Outdoor Burning in Riley County

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Each spring and fall, burn permits are issued to property owners in Riley County to help maintain vegetation, fire fuel loads, and revive the prairie. Prescribed burns benefit native grasslands and promote the sustainability of the ecosystem. When weather...
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Posted on: March 7, 2022

RCFD#1 Contained Grass Fire During High Winds Saturday

photo of burned grass near a farm building March 3, 2022

(RILEY COUNTY, KS - March 7, 2022) At 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5, Riley County Fire District #1 (RCFD #1) was dispatched to the 6400 block of North 52nd Street, near Sedalia Community Church, for reports of an outside fire. A total of 15 firefighters and...

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Riley County Fire District No 1
Posted on: March 7, 2022

RCFD#1 Using New Technology for Emergency Response

photo of RCFD#1 fire truck applying water to a wildfire in Riley County

(RILEY COUNTY, KS - March 7, 2022) Riley County Fire District #1 (RCFD#1) is exploring new technology for incident responses by serving as a pilot test group for the new OpsCentral team software. This software brings several sources of information togethe...

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Riley County Fire District No 1
Posted on: March 1, 2022

RCFD#1 Contains North County Wildfire

fire crews on scene at Swede Creek Fire

(RILEY COUNTY, KS - March 1, 2022) At 10:00 a.m. Sunday, February 27, 2022 Riley County Fire District #1 was dispatched to the area near Carlson and Rosehill Road near Tuttle Creek Lake for reports of a large outdoor fire. A total of 12 apparatus, 15 volu...

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Riley County Fire District No 1

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Katharine Hensler Named Director/Curator of the Riley County Historical Museum

Katharine Hensler standing in front of a limestone wall

(Riley County, KS - May 18, 2022) Riley County Commissioners are pleased to announce Katharine Hensler has been selected as the Director/Curator of the Riley County Historical Museum. Hensler will begin work on May 31st.

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Anna Burson Selected as Riley County Appraiser

Anna Burson

(Riley County, KS - May 13, 2022) Riley County Commissioners are excited to announce Anna Burson has accepted the position of County Appraiser. Burson will start on May 16th. As County Appraiser, Burson will establish market values for real estate and per...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

New Requirements for Short-Term Rental Properties in Rural Riley County Will Promote Safety

log cabin and porch with text Short Term Rentals

People operating short-term rental properties, such as Airbnb and Vrbo rentals, in the unincorporated areas of Riley County will now have to apply for a license, with yearly renewals, through the Planning and Development Department. To be granted a licens...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

New Budget and Finance Officer Begins Work for Riley County

photo of Darell Edie

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – May 6, 2022) Riley County is excited to welcome our new Budget and Finance Officer, Darell Edie. He started work April 20 and is settling into the role. Edie’s primary responsibilities will include preparing and coo...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Victoria Slack Named May 2022 Employee of the Month

photo of Victoria Slack sitting at a desk

One of the friendliest people at Riley County has been selected as the employee of the month for May, 2022. Victoria Slack was hired last July when we recognized that the new online appointment system left a gap in customer service. People arrived at the ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

3/30/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

Riley County Health Department logo with text "COVID-19 Update"

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 30, 2022) Riley County identified 8 new COVID-19 cases and 17 additional recoveries in Week 12 (March 20 - 26). There are currently eight active COVID-19 cases in the county. 

Zero COVID-19 patients are currentl...

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Riley County Protective Home Program Recruits 11 Additional Households

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(RILEY COUNTY, KANSAS – March 28, 2021) In January, Riley County Community Corrections (RCCC) hosted a series of classes for new Protective Home Program participants. The training resulted in 11 new households joining the volunteer program that gives temp...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

3/23/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

RCHD COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 23, 2022) Riley County identified 3 new COVID-19 cases and 11 additional recoveries in Week 11 (March 6 - 12). There are currently six active COVID-19 cases in the county. 

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is c...

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

Controlled Outdoor Burning in Riley County

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Each spring and fall, burn permits are issued to property owners in Riley County to help maintain vegetation, fire fuel loads, and revive the prairie. Prescribed burns benefit native grasslands and promote the sustainability of the ecosystem. When weather...
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Posted on: March 16, 2022

3/16/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

RCHD COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 16, 2022) Riley County identified 15 new COVID-19 cases in Week 10 (March 6 - 12) and 32 new cases in Week 9 (February 27 - March 5) along with a total of 64 additional recoveries. There are 26 active COVID-19 cases in the county...

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Posted on: March 7, 2022

RCFD#1 Contained Grass Fire During High Winds Saturday

photo of burned grass near a farm building March 3, 2022

(RILEY COUNTY, KS - March 7, 2022) At 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5, Riley County Fire District #1 (RCFD #1) was dispatched to the 6400 block of North 52nd Street, near Sedalia Community Church, for reports of an outside fire. A total of 15 firefighters and...

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Riley County Home Page
Posted on: March 7, 2022

RCFD#1 Using New Technology for Emergency Response

photo of RCFD#1 fire truck applying water to a wildfire in Riley County

(RILEY COUNTY, KS - March 7, 2022) Riley County Fire District #1 (RCFD#1) is exploring new technology for incident responses by serving as a pilot test group for the new OpsCentral team software. This software brings several sources of information togethe...

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Riley County Home Page
Posted on: March 2, 2022

3/2/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

RCHD COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 2, 2022) Riley County has identified 188 new positive COVID-19 cases and 386 additional recoveries since the last report on February 16. A total of 132 of those cases were reported in the last 2 weeks, the remainder represent del...

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Riley County Home Page
Posted on: March 1, 2022

RCFD#1 Contains North County Wildfire

fire crews on scene at Swede Creek Fire

(RILEY COUNTY, KS - March 1, 2022) At 10:00 a.m. Sunday, February 27, 2022 Riley County Fire District #1 was dispatched to the area near Carlson and Rosehill Road near Tuttle Creek Lake for reports of a large outdoor fire. A total of 12 apparatus, 15 volu...

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

Riley County Mourns the Loss of Greg McHenry, County Appraiser

Greg McHenry photo courtesy of IAAO

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – February 25, 2022) Riley County is grieving the loss of longtime community leader Greg McHenry.

McHenry suffered with a prolonged illness in recent years and passed away Thursday evening.

Greg worked for Riley County since 1988 and serve...

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

Walk-In Healthcare Services Starting March 1

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – February 23, 2022) Beginning March 1, the Riley County Health Department will offer some services on a walk-in basis. Appointments are still recommended, but not required for the following services:

  • Immunizations (routine and ...
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Posted on: February 16, 2022

2/16/2022 COVID-19 Update

RCHD COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – February 16, 2022) A 59 year-old, unvaccinated female Riley County resident passed away on January 11 after testing positive for COVID-19 on January 5. Her passing represents the 74th COVID-related death in the county. 

Riley C...

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

2/9/2022 Riley County COVID-19 Update

RCHD COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – February 9, 2022) A 74 year-old, unvaccinated male tested positive for COVID-19 January 24 and passed away on February 9 at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. His passing represents the 73rd COVID-19-related death in Riley Co...

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Posted on: February 3, 2022

2/3/2022 COVID-19 Update

RCHD COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – February 3, 2022) Riley County has identified 607 new COVID cases and 948 additional recoveries since the last report on January 26. There are currently 638 active cases in Riley County, which represents a decrease of 341 active cases ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

KDHE Testing Location Moving Indoors

photo of building entrance and KDHE van

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – February 1, 2022) Starting February 2, the drive-up testing clinic at the Manhattan Town Center will close and operations will move indoors to 3019 Anderson Avenue in Plaza West near LEAP Trampoline Park and Max Body Fitness....

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

1/26/2022 COVID Update

RCHD COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 26, 2022) Two additional Riley County residents have died after testing positive for COVID-19. A 75 year-old male, fully vaccinated and boosted, tested positive January 14 and passed away at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Ma...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

1/19/2022 COVID-19 Update

RCHD COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 19, 2022) Two additional Riley County residents have died after testing positive for COVID-19. A 68 year-old unvaccinated male tested positive January 7 and died on January 15 at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. A 9...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Free COVID-19 Home Tests Now Available

photo of covid test vial with text free test kits available

COVID-19 home testing kits are now available via the United States Postal Service for free to residences in the United States.

  • 4 kits per household
  • You can only register once per address
  • No credit card or ID needed
  • Email address optional - only if you want to...
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Posted on: January 12, 2022

1/12/2022 COVID Update: 2 Deaths and 1,202 New COVID Cases in Riley County

RCHD COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 12, 2022) Two additional Riley County residents have died after testing positive for COVID-19. A 40 year-old unvaccinated male tested positive on December 21, 2021 and died January 7, 2022 at Ascension Via Christi hos...

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

1/5/2022 UPDATE: 14.59% Positive Rate and 161 New COVID Cases and in Riley County

RCHD COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 5, 2022) Riley County has identified 161 new COVID-19 cases and 176 additional recoveries since the last report on Wednesday, December 29, 2021. There are currently 206 active cases in Riley County and the percent of ...

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

Riley County Health Department Adopts New KDHE Guidelines for COVID Quarantine and Isolation

microscope view of coronavirus with text: 2022 updated COVID-19 guidelines

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – January 4, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has updated isolation and quarantine guidance following the recent changes by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the general population and h...

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Posted on: January 1, 2022

Board of County Commission Meetings

The Board of County Commissioners will not be in session on the following dates:

  • Thursday, April 28, 2022 (KCCA Conference)
  • Thursday, May 12, 2022 (Leaders Retreat)
  • Monday, May 30, 2022 (Memorial Day)
  • Monday, June 20, 2022 (Juneteenth)
  • Monday, July 4, 2022 (In...
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Posted on: December 29, 2021

12-29-2021 COVID Update

RCHD COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – December 29, 2021) A 48 year-old Riley County woman died December 24 after testing positive for COVID on December 10. Her passing represents the 66th COVID-related death in Riley County.

Riley County has identified 148 new COVID-19 case...

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

12-22-2021 Contact Tracing Update

KDHE covid advice

If you test positive for COVID-19 please stay home. 
The Riley County Health Department will reach out to you to do contact tracing and follow-up to make sure you’re ok, but that process could take a few days. Please see the graphic below for advi...
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Posted on: December 22, 2021

12-22-2021 COVID Update: 131 New Positive Cases

RCHD COVID UPDATE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – December 22, 2021) Riley County has identified 131 new COVID-19 cases and 110 additional recoveries since the last report on Wednesday, December 16, 2021. There are currently 227 active cases in Riley County.

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Open Advisory Council/Board Positions

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer on a Riley County Advisory Council/Board, please:

  • Fill out an application at the Riley County Clerk’s Office, 110 Courthouse Plaza
  • Call (785) 565-6202

A list of board openings is provided here.

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Riley County Home Page
Posted on: July 22, 2019

North Central Regional Planning Commission

Resources that may be able to assist low-income households in need of services.

The U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program reduces energy costs for low-income households by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes, while ensurin...

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