Confirmed cases in Kansas
(as of April 2)
552
Confirmed cases in Harvey County
(as of April 2)
2
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Harvey County D-FYYou've probably heard "happiness is contagious," but did you know that science has proven it? Nicholas Christakis, a professor at Harvard, studied happiness and found that an individual's happiness is associated with the happiness of individuals that are up to three degrees separated from them.

You have an effect on people you don't even know! I think we all have a responsibility, especially now, to make sure that effect is a positive one. How can you increase the happiness of those around you today?

#NDAFW #SpreadHappiness
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Harvey County

Agreed! 👏

Newton, KS City Government
Mayor Koehn and City staff offer words of encouragement during the stay-home order.

#InThisTogether #NewtonStrong
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Harvey County remains at two cases of COVID-19 (including one person who has recovered).Today's COVID-19 numbers from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment:

◽️ Cases in Kansas: 552 (70 new)
◽️ Cases in Harvey County: 2 (no change).

And a look at neighboring counties:

▪️ Sedgwick 79 (15 new)
▪️ Reno 8
▪️ Butler 7 (2 new)
▪️ McPherson 5
▪️ Marion 0.

Wash your hands. Practice social distancing. Stay home except for essential activities.
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Harvey County remains at two cases of COVID-19 (including one person who has recovered).

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Harvey County

Today's COVID-19 numbers from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment:

◽️ Cases in Kansas: 552 (70 new)
◽️ Cases in Harvey County: 2 (no change).

And a look at neighboring counties:

▪️ Sedgwick 79 (15 new)
▪️ Reno 8
▪️ Butler 7 (2 new)
▪️ McPherson 5
▪️ Marion 0.

Wash your hands. Practice social distancing. Stay home except for essential activities.
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Todays COVID-19 numbers from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment:

◽️ Cases in Kansas: 552 (70 new)
◽️ Cases in Harvey County: 2 (no change).

And a look at neighboring counties: 

▪️ Sedgwick 79 (15 new)
▪️ Reno 8
▪️ Butler 7 (2 new)
▪️ McPherson 5
▪️ Marion 0.

Wash your hands. Practice social distancing. Stay home except for essential activities.

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Factories should be closed an fast foods

The problem is everything is essential

Bryce Hansen

Harvey County Health Department will open at 10:30AM TODAY, April 2.

Department will be closed noon -1:00PM, Monday - Friday.
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A couple updates and reminders regarding COVID-19.

The Harvey County Commission extended the local emergency declaration for COVID-19 another 60 days at its March 31 meeting. The first one was signed back on March 13. This is just a procedural move that helps with resource coordination, but good to know it's still in place.

Gov. Laura Kelly's Stay Home order is in effect through April 19. Information on essential functions can be found at governor.kansas.gov/keff

Here's the list of travel quarantines from the KDHE. Those that fit this criteria need to quarantine for 14 days:
▪️ Traveled to California, Florida, New York or Washington on or after March 15
▪️ Traveled to Illinois or New Jersey on or after March 23
▪️ Traveled to Louisiana or Colorado on or after March 27
▪️ Visited Eagle, Summit, Pitkin and Gunnison counties in Colorado in the week of March 8 or after
▪️ Traveled on a cruise ship or river cruise on or after March 15
▪️ Traveled internationally on or after March 15
▪️ Those notified by public health officials that they were a close contact to a confirmed COVID-19 case.

As of this morning, Harvey County had two confirmed COVID-19 cases (one of the individuals has recovered). Both individuals had been in contact with someone in another county that was found to have COVID-19.

Also as of this morning, there were 482 cases in Kansas, an increase of 54 from the previous day.

Common symptoms of COVID-19 include:
▪️ Shortness of breath
▪️ Cough
▪️ Fever of 100.4 F or higher

There's a lot of good information out there. Here's a few resources to find updates:
▪️ harveycounty.com
▪️ kdheks.gov
▪️ cdc.gov
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A couple updates and reminders regarding COVID-19.

The Harvey County Commission extended the local emergency declaration for COVID-19 another 60 days at its March 31 meeting. The first one was signed back on March 13. This is just a procedural move that helps with resource coordination, but good to know its still in place.

Gov. Laura Kellys Stay Home order is in effect through April 19. Information on essential functions can be found at governor.kansas.gov/keff

Heres the list of travel quarantines from the KDHE. Those that fit this criteria need to quarantine for 14 days:
▪️ Traveled to California, Florida, New York or Washington on or after March 15
▪️ Traveled to Illinois or New Jersey on or after March 23
▪️ Traveled to Louisiana or Colorado on or after March 27
▪️ Visited Eagle, Summit, Pitkin and Gunnison counties in Colorado in the week of March 8 or after
▪️ Traveled on a cruise ship or river cruise on or after March 15
▪️ Traveled internationally on or after March 15
▪️ Those notified by public health officials that they were a close contact to a confirmed COVID-19 case.

As of this morning, Harvey County had two confirmed COVID-19 cases (one of the individuals has recovered). Both individuals had been in contact with someone in another county that was found to have COVID-19. 

Also as of this morning, there were 482 cases in Kansas, an increase of 54 from the previous day.

Common symptoms of COVID-19 include:
▪️ Shortness of breath
▪️ Cough
▪️ Fever of 100.4 F or higher

Theres a lot of good information out there. Heres a few resources to find updates:
▪️ harveycounty.com
▪️ kdheks.gov 
▪️ cdc.gov

America WalksIt's our day, Happy #NationalWalkingDay! We made a list of little ways you can celebrate in these times. Please share and tell us in the comments what you're doing today in honor of walking and moving 👇

#socialdistancewalks #walking
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1 day ago

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A state update on COVID-19 from KDHE Secretary Dr. Lee Norman and Gov. Laura Kelly.

Governor Laura Kelly
Join me live at 2 p.m. for my daily press briefing to discuss the latest updates regarding COVID-19.
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Kansas Prevention CollaborativeIt's National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) - Lock your RX Drugs up! Some Students in Kansas using illegal prescription drugs reported in the KCTCdata.org that their drugs came from a friend or family member.
#NDAFW #StrongerKansas #KsPrevention
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WorkWell KSTag your co-workers to challenge them and post a picture in the comments so we can see where you walked today! ... See moreSee less

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Kids today are our future leaders, doctors, teachers, first responders and more. It is imperative that we keep children safe and that they have supportive, loving families to help them grow. Everyone can play a part in preventing and stopping child abuse, from reporting it, to recognizing signs of it, or simply just spreading awareness. Oftentimes, children need you to speak up and be their voice.

We're always here for you. Always. There are several organizations ready to help and support our children along with us, like CASA A Voice for Children, Inc., Heart to Heart Child Advocacy Center, Kansas Children's Service League and the Kansas Department for Children and Families. Please don't hesitate to use these resources.

The Kansas Protection Report Center can be reached at any time at 1-800-922-5330.
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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Kids today are our future leaders, doctors, teachers, first responders and more. It is imperative that we keep children safe and that they have supportive, loving families to help them grow. Everyone can play a part in preventing and stopping child abuse, from reporting it, to recognizing signs of it, or simply just spreading awareness. Oftentimes, children need you to speak up and be their voice.

Were always here for you. Always. There are several organizations ready to help and support our children along with us, like CASA A Voice for Children, Inc., Heart to Heart Child Advocacy Center, Kansas Childrens Service League and the Kansas Department for Children and Families. Please dont hesitate to use these resources.

The Kansas Protection Report Center can be reached at any time at 1-800-922-5330.

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Someone witness a man cursing his wife/ partner and 3 small children and screaming at them at a Walmart parking lot. The poor children looked so scared. Women please don't put up with that stuff! There is help out there for you and your children. I wonder what that man does behind closed doors!! 😪😪

How nice that the North Newton Child Abusers are out and able to celebrate 🎉

If you've run out of new shows on Netflix, we're back with another installment of Know Your Deputy to fill a few minutes for you. We've got Colt Pfautz with us. Colt is one of our deputies, and also K-9 Odie's partner. If you hear a dog panting during the video, it's because Odie just got done chasing his toy around the office and is relaxing by Colt. Also, we filmed this back in February before social distancing was a phrase we knew, so forgive us for not being 6 feet away.

Colt talks about how he joined the National Guard (0:38), wanting to work with a K-9 (2:57) and how Odie became his partner (5:47). We hope this helps take your mind off everything for a few minutes.
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Newton YMCASince we had so much fun last week we’re doing it again!!!

The Greater Wichita YMCA is having a spirit week starting tomorrow (3/30). If you participate take a picture and tag both the Newton YMCA and the Greater Wichita YMCA.

Don’t forget to include #KeepYourSpiritsUp #YMCANewton #AnotherReasonY

Keep an eye out for pictures from our team 🎉
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Harvey CountyThe Harvey County Commission will meet Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Harvey County Courthouse. As we work within Gov. Laura Kelly's executive order to limit mass gatherings to 10 people, the public temporarily can't attend meetings in person. BUT you can still participate.

We'll be holding the meeting over Zoom. You'll be able to call in or view the meeting through the resources below. This is new for us, so it may not be perfect the first time, but we're trying to make the best out of an unprecedented situation. We hope you'll join us.

Meeting ID: 408 180 699

Online: zoom.us/j/408180699

By phone: +1 301 715 8592 ... or +1 253 215 8782
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Harvey CountyThis evening, we received notice of our first presumptive positive case of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Harvey County. The case is a Harvey County man in his 20s. He is currently in home isolation. We have already begun working with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to monitor the individual and follow up on contacts.

We've been working with partner agencies in the county for several weeks to prepare and practice for a potential COVID-19 case. We are proud that everyone involved followed correct procedures to ensure the safety of the individual and local staff. Our local medical professionals and first responders have put many hours into preparation for COVID-19 over the past several weeks. We're thankful for their unwavering service to our communities.

You still play an important part in reducing the potential spread of COVID-19. Practice social distancing and avoid non-essential events and travel. Wash your hands frequently, cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue and stay home if you're sick. COVID-19 symptoms include a fever of 100.4 F or more, cough or shortness of breath. Call your medical provider to discuss symptoms.

We'll continue to share information as it becomes available. Thank you to everyone for continuing to do your part to help reduce the potential spread of COVID-19.
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Shout out to Daisy Girl Scout troop 40611 for the donation of girl scout cookies to Dispatch, PD and SO just now. Thanks, young ladies!!! ... See moreSee less

Johnson's Garden CentersJoin Marty TODAY at 1:45 as he talks about Gardening Vegetable Basics on Facebook LIVE! ... See moreSee less

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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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