Jun 29, 2020 10:03 PM

Saline County: 12 new COVID-19 cases; total now at 110

Posted Jun 29, 2020 10:03 PM

Following is the Monday COVID-19 update from Saline County.

There are 12 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County that have been identified since the Friday, June 26 report. The total for the county is now 110, with 78 cases that are actively being monitored by the Health Department. All of the new cases are associated with prior positive cases and all of these individuals are isolated. *KDHE is reporting 94 positives for Saline County but that total does not include the most recent cases received since their last update at 12:30 p.m. The total for Saline County is 110.

According to the Kansas Department of Health & Environment, there are now 14,443 cases and 270 deaths statewide. This information can be found at https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/.

Announcements:

Governor Kelly announced in her press conference today that she will issue an Executive Order that will become effective at 12:01 am on Friday, July 3rd mandating masks for indoor gatherings and for outdoor gatherings where social distancing cannot be maintained.

KDHE has updated their travel-related quarantine as of today. If you have traveled to South Carolina or Florida on or after June 29th, it is mandated that you quarantine for 14 days upon returning to Kansas. The State of Maryland was removed from the list.

The Saline County Sheriff’s Office released information on a female inmate that tested positive for COVID-19. Until further notice, fingerprinting services have been suspended and the jail lobby has been closed to the public.

Every individual has a responsibility and a choice to do what they feel is right. Here is what you can do to help us to stop the spread:

Stay home if you’re sick

Wear masks in public settings

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

Only follow official sources to obtain information: www.saline.org/coronavirus or www.kdheks.gov.