May 12, 2020 10:36 PM

Saline County reports 2 new COVID-19 cases

Posted May 12, 2020 10:36 PM

Here's today's COVID-19 update from Saline County:

The Saline County Health Department has two additional cases of COVID-19 to report today:

•Female in her 30’s, associated with a close contact who is isolated.

•Female in her 50’s, associated with a close contact who is isolated.

Saline County has 27 cases (23 confirmed and 4 probable cases). Out of the total number of cases, four citizens continue to be actively monitored and isolated and there have been two deaths. The rest have met the criteria necessary to be considered recovered and have been released from daily monitoring and isolation.

As we attempt to reopen Saline County, the entire community is counting on each person to follow the below recommendations to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

•It is highly encouraged to continue to wear cloth masks and maintain social distancing.

•It is highly encouraged for people to only leave their homes for essentials.

•It is highly recommended those employees in any service industry wear PPE (especially cloth masks).

•It is highly encouraged to continue telework.

•Avoid socializing in person with groups of 10 or more individuals in both indoor and outdoor settings.

•Any employees exhibiting symptoms should be required to stay at home and asked to call their health care provider.

•It will take the effort to follow the above recommendations from everyone in our community to continue our reopening.

Announcements:

•KDHE has added one state to the quarantine list: Maryland, and removed two states from the list: Colorado and Louisiana. This includes removal of the specific Colorado counties listed previously. This is effective for persons returning today, May 12th, and moving forward.

•Governor Kelly has ordered for U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, May 13th, until sunset in honor of Overland Park Police Officer Mike Moser. The Executive Order also orders all flags at public institutions throughout Kansas to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, May 15th, in observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

•The Salina Airport Authority issued a press release today regarding the preparedness efforts that the Airport and SkyWest Airlines have undertaken for the return of passengers. Visit their release at: https://www.salinaairport.com/media/36370/salina-airport-prepared-for-the-return-ofpassengers.html

Help our community in slowing the spread of this virus. Only follow official sources to obtain information: www.saline.org/coronavirus or www.kdheks.gov. Stay Safe & Stay Healthy.

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Salina Central and Salina South Graduation 2020 on 99KG

Despite cancellations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Eagle Radio in Salina is creating a special event for seniors at Salina Central and Salina South high schools, and it's getting some national attention.

Shane McClintock and 99KG are hosting the 2020 graduation ceremonies for Salina Central and Salina South on Sunday.

Salina Central's ceremony is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. followed by the Salina South ceremony at 5 p.m. Speakers for each graduation ceremony will include the school principal, the class president, four graduating students reading the names of their classmates, and a commencement speaker who will address each class. 

The 2020 graduation ceremony for Salina Central and Salina South has seen national attention. The Bobby Bones Show hosted out of WSIX-FM studios in Nashville, Tenn., applauded the idea to host the ceremony over the air on 99KG.

Bobby Bones said, "I think every radio station should steal that idea...I give this an A+ and I applaud you for it!"

You can listen to the clip here:

Sponsors of the graduation event include the following.

•Tony's Pizza Event Center 

•Bennington State Bank

•Long McArthur Ford

•Comfort Heating and Air

•Salina Area Technical College

•Anesthesia Associates of Central Kansas

•Stardust Trophy

•Hassman Termite and Pest Control

•Salina Regional Health Center

•Travis Godfrey at Long McArthur #ASKFORTRAVIS

•Roselawn Mortuary and Memorial Park

•Jeff Wells American Family Insurance

•Mahaska Bottling

•Bobcat of Salina

•Bank VI

•La Curva Mexican Restaurant

•The Appliance Center

•First Bank Kansas  

•Precision Electric of Salina