Total cases in Kansas
(as of April 14)
305,320
Total cases in Harvey County
(as of April 15)
3,563
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Thank you to our dispatchers here in Harvey County for your dedication and calm demeanor in difficult times! We appreciate you!Our County NPSTW proclamation! ... See moreSee less

Thank you to our dispatchers here in Harvey County for your dedication and calm demeanor in difficult times! We appreciate you!

An Air Quality Health Advisory has been issued for southern Kansas -- parts of the southern Flint Hills region westward, including Wichita, the Red Hills region, and potentially as far west as Liberal -- due to prescribed burning in the Flint Hills. The Air Quality Index (AQI) will likely range from moderate to unhealthy for sensitive groups, and even unhealthy at times for localized areas on April 14-15.

The most significant impacts will occur during the evening, overnight, and morning hours. View the current air quality and AQI for your area at AirNow.gov. Learn more about how to protect your health when smoke is present in your community: khap2.kdhe.state.ks.us/NewsRelease/PDFs/4-14-21%20air%20quality%20advisory.pdf.

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#connectedmoms
#publichealthNature Wanders
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Why a “wander” and not a “walk”
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A walk can create a mindset of getting in our physical activity, moving briskly, and completing a certain distance or a certain time. A wander creates a mindset of curiosity and exploration. We are not trying to get anywhere. Our goal is simply to notice and engage with nature wherever our attention grabs us. Both are great and both have a space for healthy habits. They simply
focus on different goals. A nature wander encourages mindfulness by tuning in with all five senses.
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A great adjunct to your wanders is sit spotting. As children age we can incorporate these too. This is a time to sit for 15-30 minutes (or more) while tech-free and observe nature. In the first 5 minutes we can observe plants, the weather, the sky, the stars. Our presence will initially disrupt the critters around us, and then as we wait patiently and quietly, the nature scene will begin to unfold even more.
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Because of the impact of our activity can have an effect on wildlife, early childhood may not be the best time to start a sit spotting practice. The need to move and interact with nature may be more meaningful before the age of 5-7 years old. Follow the individual needs of your littles.
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Free play in green spaces around our own home daily is just as valuable if not more than a trip to the mountains every 2 years.
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As parents we hope to instill this love of nature by choosing fun and age appropriate ways for children to engage and explore the wonder of nature. When we follow their lead and leave space in their days to be filled outdoors, they can thrive and grow through their time spent with Mother Nature.
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Join us on Saturday April 17th at 10:30 for a nature wander together. Meet at the Centennial trailhead behind the dog park. Open to all!
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"Movement is vitally important. It’s at the core of what it means to feel healthy, to feel alive, to be engaged in the human experience. We believe movement should be celebrated, and this demands its own symbol. Introducing, The Mover."

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#kdhecdrr #healthyKSMovement is vitally important. It’s at the core of what it means to feel healthy, to feel alive, to be engaged in the human experience. We believe movement s...
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Our County NPSTW proclamation!

One week a year isn't really enough to tell y'all how much we appreciate Harvey County Communications, but it is National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week, so that's a great time to remind everyone of the awesome work our dispatchers do.

We're immensely thankful for our local dispatchers. Here in Harvey County, our dispatchers have more than 200 years of combined experience. From law enforcement to EMS to fire, they make our jobs safer and keep us well informed.

This past year alone, our dispatchers answered more than 50,000 calls for service. Those calls range from something simpler such as a traffic stop to significant events such as grassland fires. No matter the call, our dispatchers offer a reliable, comforting peace of mind. We all hope to never have to make that call, but if we do, we know there's always someone there ready to help coordinate aid.One week a year isn't really enough to tell y'all how much we appreciate Harvey County Communications, but it is National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week, so that's a great time to remind everyone of the awesome work our dispatchers do.

We're immensely thankful for our local dispatchers. Here in Harvey County, our dispatchers have more than 200 years of combined experience. From law enforcement to EMS to fire, they make our jobs safer and keep us well informed.

This past year alone, our dispatchers answered more than 50,000 calls for service. Those calls range from something simpler such as a traffic stop to significant events such as grassland fires. No matter the call, our dispatchers offer a reliable, comforting peace of mind. We all hope to never have to make that call, but if we do, we know there's always someone there ready to help coordinate aid.
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One week a year isnt really enough to tell yall how much we appreciate Harvey County Communications, but it is National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week, so thats a great time to remind everyone of the awesome work our dispatchers do.

Were immensely thankful for our local dispatchers. Here in Harvey County, our dispatchers have more than 200 years of combined experience. From law enforcement to EMS to fire, they make our jobs safer and keep us well informed.

This past year alone, our dispatchers answered more than 50,000 calls for service. Those calls range from something simpler such as a traffic stop to significant events such as grassland fires. No matter the call, our dispatchers offer a reliable, comforting peace of mind. We all hope to never have to make that call, but if we do, we know theres always someone there ready to help coordinate aid.

A COVID-19 variant found for the first time in a neighboring county.The first Brazilian variant case of COVID-19 has been identified in Sedgwick County. A case investigation is underway. The UK and South African variants also have been identified in Kansas, which reflects the importance of getting tested.

Kansans are encouraged to continue taking the appropriate precautions, including wearing a mask that fits snugly around the face, following isolation and quarantine recommendations, practicing physical distancing and good hygiene, staying home if ill, and getting the vaccine if you are able to. Learn more: khap2.kdhe.state.ks.us/NewsRelease/PDFs/4-13-21%20brazilian.pdf.

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A COVID-19 variant found for the first time in a neighboring county.

Just a few notes on the Johnson & Johnson announcement today. As this mentions, we only have Moderna available here at the Health Department.Photos from Harvey County's post ... See moreSee less

Just a few notes on the Johnson & Johnson announcement today. As this mentions, we only have Moderna available here at the Health Department.Image attachment

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Today, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment put a pause on the use of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine. Here are a few takeaways to know:

🔹 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the pause after six known cases of a rare and severe blood clot were discovered in people that had received the J&J vaccine in the United States. There have been more than 6.8 million J&J vaccinations administered in the U.S., so this is a decision made with an abundance of caution in mind.

🔹 This decision only affects Johnson & Johnson vaccine. It has no effect on the two-dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines - the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are made differently, and still have emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration.

🔹 The Harvey County Health Department does not have Johnson & Johnson vaccine in stock. Right now, the Health Department only has Moderna.

🔹 If you do have an adverse reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine, contact your health provider.

If you want to learn more about each vaccine, here is the fact sheet for each one:

🔸 Pfizer: www.fda.gov/media/144414/download
🔸 Moderna: www.modernatx.com/covid19vaccine-eua/eua-fact-sheet-recipients.pdf
🔸 Johnson & Johnson: www.fda.gov/media/146305/downloadPhotos from Harvey County's post
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Today, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment put a pause on the use of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine. Here are a few takeaways to know: 

🔹 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the pause after six known cases of a rare and severe blood clot were discovered in people that had received the J&J vaccine in the United States. There have been more than 6.8 million J&J vaccinations administered in the U.S., so this is a decision made with an abundance of caution in mind.

🔹 This decision only affects Johnson & Johnson vaccine. It has no effect on the two-dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines - the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are made differently, and still have emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration.

🔹 The Harvey County Health Department does not have Johnson & Johnson vaccine in stock. Right now, the Health Department only has Moderna.

🔹 If you do have an adverse reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine, contact your health provider.

If you want to learn more about each vaccine, here is the fact sheet for each one: 

🔸 Pfizer: https://www.fda.gov/media/144414/download
🔸 Moderna: https://www.modernatx.com/covid19vaccine-eua/eua-fact-sheet-recipients.pdf
🔸 Johnson & Johnson: https://www.fda.gov/media/146305/downloadImage attachment

It's National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week! Created in 1991 by Congress and President Clinton, this week honors those unseen heroes behind the phones, radios and computers. The First first responders. Those dedicated men and women who answer your calls for help. We take this week to say thank you for all you do. To the staff at Harvey County Communications, you are the best! It is an honor and a privilege to oversee such a great team. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! dg ... See moreSee less

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Today marks 16 years since the End of Watch for Kurt Ford. This is one of our favorite pictures of Kurt.

Kurt's legacy endures, a consistent precedent of bravery, selflessness and compassion for first responders in Harvey County. He is missed, and his influence is not forgotten.Today marks 16 years since the End of Watch for Kurt Ford. This is one of our favorite pictures of Kurt.

Kurt's legacy endures, a consistent precedent of bravery, selflessness and compassion for first responders in Harvey County. He is missed, and his influence is not forgotten.
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Today marks 16 years since the End of Watch for Kurt Ford. This is one of our favorite pictures of Kurt. 

Kurts legacy endures, a consistent precedent of bravery, selflessness and compassion for first responders in Harvey County. He is missed, and his influence is not forgotten.

Forecast says sunshine and highs in the 60s and 70s this weekend. That's some pretty nice weather to spend an evening camping ... or fishing or having a picnic or playing disc golf or hiking a trail or just enjoying time outdoors.

If you want a little more info on camping permits: www.harveycounty.com/departments/parks/user-fees.htmlForecast says sunshine and highs in the 60s and 70s this weekend. That's some pretty nice weather to spend an evening camping ... or fishing or having a picnic or playing disc golf or hiking a trail or just enjoying time outdoors.

If you want a little more info on camping permits: www.harveycounty.com/departments/parks/user-fees.html
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Forecast says sunshine and highs in the 60s and 70s this weekend. Thats some pretty nice weather to spend an evening camping ... or fishing or having a picnic or playing disc golf or hiking a trail or just enjoying time outdoors. 

If you want a little more info on camping permits: https://www.harveycounty.com/departments/parks/user-fees.html

Well, today we say goodbye (kind of) to a long time employee. Brody began his career with us Nov 28, 2004, moved into a full-time slot in 2007 and in 2014 became a shift supervisor. He has been very active as an Incident Tactical Dispatcher, ERT Comms Squad member, as well as a trainer, CAD/MDT Administrator and radio programmer. But he has decided to change careers, and drop back to part time here. We will miss being able to harass and tease him on a daily basis, but he takes it so well in stride. Best wishes in your new field of work, Brody! ... See moreSee less

Well, today we say goodbye (kind of) to a long time employee. Brody began his career with us Nov 28, 2004, moved into a full-time slot in 2007 and in 2014 became a shift supervisor. He has been very active as an Incident Tactical Dispatcher, ERT Comms Squad member, as well as a trainer, CAD/MDT Administrator and radio programmer. But he has decided to change careers, and drop back to part time here. We will miss being able to harass and tease him on a daily basis, but he takes it so well in stride. Best wishes in your new field of work, Brody!
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Welcome to Harvey County

Nearly 35,000 residents call Harvey County home. The county landscape pairs picturesque country living with vibrant downtown shopping centers. Harvey County serves the cities of Burrton, Halstead, Hesston, Newton, North Newton, Sedgwick, and Walton, as well as 15 townships.

Harvey County is home to a bustling airport and train service, innovative economic leaders, sprawling parks, and welcoming school districts. Food and entertainment opportunities abound, with even more amenities within a short driving distance to our friendly neighboring counties.

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