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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: October 26, 2022

10/26/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – October 26, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 28 new COVID-19 cases for Riley County for the week of October 15 - 21. The Incidence Rate is 37.7. Riley County remains in the MODERATE incidence category for the 5th week with 10 - 49 cases per 100,000 people. This total does not include any at-home test results.

No (0) COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized at Ascension Via Christi and no (0) additional COVID-related deaths have been reported. The death total for Riley County remains 97.

Vaccine Information

Walk-ins are welcome at the Health Department Clinic. People can also schedule vaccine appointments by calling (785) 776-4779 ext. 7675. Flu vaccines are now available and the new, bivalent booster dose for younger children, ages 5 - 11, will be available soon. RCHD will make an announcement when that vaccine shipment arrives and can be administered to younger children.

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.

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. 

COVID-19 Tests

The Riley County Health Department provides free, in-person COVID-19 tests by appointment. Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. People can schedule same-day appointments one hour in advance or as far as five days in advance. 

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Additional Information

There have been a total of 15,532 COVID-19 cases in Riley County as of October 26, 2022 according to the KDHE Case Summary.

COVID-19 testing options

KDHE Data Dashboard

Current guidelines for quarantine and isolation

Next Update

The next update from Riley County will be published Wednesday, November 2.

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