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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

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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
  • Email address optional - only if you want to...
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Riley County Home Page
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 10, 2022

1/10/2022 Riley County Contact Tracing Update

RCHD COVID UPDATE

(January 10, 2022 – Riley County, KS) The Riley County Health Department (RCHD) is no longer able to provide contact tracing for every person in the community who tests positive for COVID-19. Some cases are being referred directly to the Kansas ...

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Riley County COVID-19 Information Riley County Home Page
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Department of Justice Awards Grant to Riley County for New Drug Court Program

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(RILEY COUNTY, KANSAS – January 6, 2022) A grant totaling $549,999 was awarded to the Riley County Community Corrections Department on December 9 to implement a drug treatment court program in the community.

Treatment Courts, sometimes called Specialty Cou...

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Riley County Home Page
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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Riley County Home Page
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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Riley County Home Page
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, January 13, 2022 (Regional Leaders Retreat)
  • Monday, January 17, 2022 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
  • Monday, February 21, 2022 (Presidents' Day)
  • Monday, May 30, ...
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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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Riley County Home Page
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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Additional Info... Riley County Home Page
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.

Ascension Via Christi Hospi...

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Riley County Home Page
Posted on: December 21, 2021

Cory Meyer Named IT/GIS Director for Riley County

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Riley County Board of County Commissioners are excited to announce Cory Meyer has been named Director of Information Technology/Geographic Information Systems for Riley County, KS. Meyer has worked for the County for 13 years and was appointed to the new ...

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Riley County Home Page
Posted on: December 16, 2021

12-16-21 Storm Damage Update

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Last night’s storm caused several grass fires in Riley County, mostly resulting from downed power lines. The largest fire was north of Randolph on Hilltop Road and all fires have been extinguished. Thankfully, no injuries were reported. Officials believe ...

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Riley County Home Page
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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Riley County Home Page
Posted on: December 16, 2021

12-16-21 Update: 139 New Positive Cases

RCHD COVID UPDATE

(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.

Ascension Via Chri...

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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.

Ascension Via Chr...

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