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Posted on: April 1, 2020

04-01-20 Local Enforcement Procedures for Governor’s Stay Home Order

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 1, 2020) There are currently five (5) positive cases of coronavirus in Riley County, with ten (10) tests pending and 20-30 people who are being monitored by the Riley County Health Department (RCHD).

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

04-01-20 Local Enforcement Procedures for Governor’s Stay Home Order

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – April 1, 2020) There are currently five (5) positive cases of coronavirus in Riley County, with ten (10) tests pending and 20-30 people who are being monitored by the Riley County Health Department (RCHD).

Officers from the Ri...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

03-31-20 Fifth Positive Case in Riley County - Three Confirmed Today

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 31, 2020) The Riley County Health Department just received confirmation that a Kansas State University student has tested positive for the new coronavirus. This makes three confirmed positives today. The 22 year-old stu...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

03-31-20 Fourth Case of Coronavirus in Riley County

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 31, 2020) Another Riley County resident has tested positive for the Coronavirus today, bringing Riley County’s total to four (4). This patient is a 29 year old male who was tested at KSTAT. The Riley County He...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

03-31-20 Third Riley Co Resident Tests Positive

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 31, 2020) The Riley County Health Department was notified late last night that another local resident has tested positive for the Coronavirus. The patient, a 57 year old male, presented with symptoms at the Emergency Ro...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

03-30-2020 EOC Responds to Governor's Order

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 30, 2020) Governor Kelly’s Stay at Home Order went into effect this morning and will remain in effect until at least April 19. The statewide order supersedes the previous Stay at Home Order issued by Riley Cou...

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Posted on: March 29, 2020

03-29-2020 New Order Concerning Child Care Facilities

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 29, 2020) On Saturday, March 28, 2020, Governor Laura Kelly announced a Stay Home Order for the State of Kansas. Governor Kelly’s Executive Order 20-16 supersedes the previous Riley County Stay Home Order #3 w...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

STAY AT HOME ORDER ISSUED IN RILEY COUNTY

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 27, 2020) To mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Riley County, Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs has issued Order No. 3 which is a Stay at Home Order effective 12:01 a.m. Sunday morning, March 29, 2020.&...

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Posted on: March 28, 2020

3-27-20 Kansas Gov Update

Kelly’s orders OK’d by LCC

The Legislative Coordinating Council this afternoon approved the two latest coronavirus-related executive orders (EO) issued by Gov. Laura Kelly dealing with group meetings and basic government/commercial serv...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Manhattan Chamber to Request Funds for Business Emergencies

MANHATTAN, KS (March 27, 2020) - The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce has issued a formal request of the Manhattan City Commission to create a loan fund for local small businesses impacted by the Covid 19 pandemic.The program would be established for an...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

3-27-20 RILEY COUNTY PREPARES FOR NEXT STEP IN COVID-19 RESPONSE

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 26, 2020) There are currently two positive cases of coronavirus in Riley County. The 57 year old female is doing well and remaining in isolation at her residence in Topeka. We’ve identified close contacts and ...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

FORT RILEY SERVICE MEMBER TESTS POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – 3/26/2020) Fort Riley and Riley County leaders today confirmed that a Fort Riley Soldier has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual resides in Manhattan. The individual currently does not require hospitalization and rem...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

RILEY COUNTY RESIDENT TESTS POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS

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(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 26, 2020) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has confirmed a positive case of COVID-19 in Riley County. The patient, currently in home isolation, is a 57 year old female, and a resident of Manhattan....

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

COVID-19 Response: Best Practices for Riley County Businesses & Employers Open to the Public

COVID-19 Response: Best Practices for Riley County Businesses & Employers Open to the Public

Outside the store:

  • If there is crowding, limit the number of customers allowed to enter the store. Staff an employee at the front door and, as one (1) customer ...
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Posted on: March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Swabbing Station Opened in Riley County

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(Manhattan, KS- March 23, 2020) This afternoon the Riley County Health Department launched a drive-through swabbing station in partnership with Konza Prairie Community Health Center. The station will provide COVID-19 testing for pre-screened patients only...

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

Riley County Emergency Operations Center is Activated

(Manhattan, Kansas- March 22, 2020) In response to the current national public health crisis, the Riley County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) started daily operations on Saturday, March 21.  The EOC was previously meeting twice weekly. The pur...

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

Revised Order Limiting Public Gatherings to 10 People

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 22, 2020) Per authority through Kansas State Statute 65-119, the Local Health Officer, Julie Gibbs, has issued a revision to the previous order banning public gatherings of more than 10 people in Riley County. The revis...

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

Riley County Health Officer Issues Order Banning Gatherings of More Than 10

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RILEY COUNTY LOCAL HEALTH OFFICER ISSUES AN ORDER PROHIBITING PUBLIC GATHERINGS OF MORE THAN 10 PEOPLE

(RILEY COUNTY, KS – March 20, 2020) There is now one confirmed case of the Coronavirus commonly known as COVID-19 in Riley County. Per her auth...

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

3-21-2020 Pottawatomie County Clarifies Closings and Restrictions

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March 21, 2020

Pottawatomie County Clarifies Closings and Restrictions

Pottawatomie County, Kan. (March 21, 2020)    In an effort to clarify information on closings and restrictions, the Pottawatomie County Board of H...

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