Following is the Friday COVID-19 update from Saline County.
There are 23 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County that have been identified since the Wednesday, September 9 report. The total for the county is now 562, with 109 cases that are actively being monitored by the Health Department, 444 that have recovered, and a total of 9 deaths. Salina Regional Health Center reports that they have 5 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Our dashboard has been updated with the latest information:
●Mobile Device Users: https://arcg.is/yjPT1
●Desktop Users: https://arcg.is/1qHnb0
According to the Kansas Department of Health & Environment, there are now 48,386 cases and 511 deaths statewide. This information can be found at https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/.
●The Kansas Division of Emergency Management has launched a new business personal protective equipment (PPE) stopgap program. This program provides personal protective equipment to businesses experiencing delays in purchased equipment. Businesses that have ordered PPE but are experiencing a backorder or delayed delivery date on their purchase may access this program and expect delivery of items, if available, within a few days. Requirements include being and good standing with the Kansas Department of Revenue and proof of the PPE backorder or delay. To access the program and for additional information, visit www.kdem.kansasgis.org/businessPPE.
Here is what you can do to help us to stop the spread:
●Stay home if you have any symptoms or are ill
●Wear masks in public spaces as required by City Ordinance and County Resolution
●Maximize physical distance (6 feet or more) in public settings
●Avoid socializing with large groups
●High-risk individuals should only leave the house for essential needs
●Wash your hands frequently