Following is the Salina County COVID-19 update for Monday.
There are 28 new positive COVID-19 cases in Saline County to report since the last update on Friday, October 9. The total for the county is now 905, with 94 cases that are actively being monitored by the Health Department, 799 that have recovered, and a total of 12 deaths. Salina Regional Health Center reporting that they have 9 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Salina Regional is a regional hospital, the COVID-19 patient total is not specific to the number of Saline County residents who may be hospitalized. 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 67,862 cases and 771 deaths statewide. This information can be found at https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/.
Through the collaborative effort of the School Superintendents in our County, a collective consensus was made that updates the gating criteria for schools. This update provides a better assessment and quantification to show how COVID is impacting a school and if decisions to change learning methods need to be changed. This gaiting criteria is just a tool to help assess and guide conversations around what is happening in the community and the school districts. The new criteria can be found on our website www.saline.org/coronavirus.
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