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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: September 7, 2022

9/7/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – September 7, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 149 new COVID-19 cases for Riley County between August 27 - September 2. The Incidence Rate is 200.7 which places Riley County in the HIGH incidence category with more than 100 cases per 100,000 people. This total does not include any at-home test results.

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for two COVID-19 positive patients at this time. The patients are in the medical ward, not the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and neither is on a ventilator at this time.

One additional COVID-related death was reported in Riley County. A 70 year-old, unvaccinated male tested positive July 30 and passed away August 1. His passing represents the 95th COVID-related death in Riley County. 

Find current guidelines for quarantine and isolation from the CDC.

Vaccine Information

Pfizer, Moderna, and Novavax vaccines are now available at the Riley County Health Department Clinic located at 2030 Tecumseh Road. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive vaccinations. The Health Department does not charge any fees for COVID-19 vaccines. 

Walk-ins are welcome at the Health Department Clinic. People can also schedule appointments by calling (785) 776-4779 ext. 7675. 

Riley County Health Clinic Hours:

  • Mon-Wed: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Thurs: noon – 6 p.m.
  • Fri: 8:30 - 11 a.m.

Please note, the new, bivalent doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have not arrived at the health department, yet. The health department will make an announcement when these booster doses are available.

COVID-19 Tests

Free at-home test kits are also available in the lobby at the Riley County Health Department Clinic, located at 2030 Tecumseh Drive. The limit is one test kit per person, and each kit contains two tests. Free test kits are also available by mail through as Project ACT. . Most pharmacies carry test kits for sale. RCHD does not offer in-person testing at this time and the US Postal Service is no longer accepting orders for mailed tests. Most pharmacies carry test kits for sale. RCHD no longer offers in-person testing.

Additional Information

There have been a total of 15,095 COVID-19 cases in Riley County as of September 7, 2022 according to the KDHE Case Summary the KDHE Case Summary.

Please report positive or negative results when you take an at-home test using the online portal. The Report At-Home Test Results link is also available on the Riley County COVID-19 page at www.rileycountyks.gov/covid

COVID-19 testing options

KDHE Data Dashboard

COVID-19 updates from CDC

Next Update

The next update from Riley County will be published Wednesday, September 14.

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