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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

Posted on: November 2, 2022

11/2/2022 COVID-19 Update

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – November 2, 2022) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recorded 35 new COVID-19 cases for Riley County for the week of October 22 - 28. The Incidence Rate is 47.1. Riley County remains in the MODERATE incidence category with 10 - 49 cases per 100,000 people. This total does not include any at-home test results.

One COVID-19 patient is currently hospitalized at Ascension Via Christi. The patient is not on a ventilator and is not in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). No (0) additional COVID-related deaths have been reported. The death total for Riley County remains 97.

Vaccine Information

The new, bivalent booster doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for adults and children are now available at the health department. If it’s been at least two months since your last vaccine dose (finished the primary series or received a booster dose) it is recommended that you get the new, bivalent booster. 

The Moderna bivalent booster is available to ages 6 years and older. The Pfizer bivalent booster is available to those 5 years and older. The new, bivalent boosters have not yet been approved for children younger than 5 years old.

Please note, you do not need to get the same booster as your original doses. Walk-ins are welcome at the 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.

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. 

Schedule testing appointments

Additional Information

There have been a total of 15,566 COVID-19 cases in Riley County as of November 2, 2022  according to the KDHE Case Summary.

COVID-19 testing options

KDHE Data Dashboard

Current guidelines for quarantine and isolation

Schedule a COVID-19 Test
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