Total cases in Kansas
(as of May 17)
312,073
Total cases in Harvey County
(as of May 18)
3,654
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10 hours ago

Harvey County Health Department

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🌧 Harvey County got on the local leaderboard a couple times for this weekend's rains. Rain is sticking in the forecast throughout the week. Keep apprised of the weather. 🌧Photos from US National Weather Service Wichita Kansas's post ... See moreSee less

🌧 Harvey County got on the local leaderboard a couple times for this weekends rains. Rain is sticking in the forecast throughout the week. Keep apprised of the weather. 🌧Image attachment

CS2021 Election - Brenna Haines filed a candidate declaration for the office of Newton USD 373 School Board Member. ... See moreSee less

CS2021 Election - Gregg A. Dick filed a candidate declaration for the office of North Newton City Council. ... See moreSee less

CS2021 Election - Reece Dean Hiebert filed a candidate declaration for the office of Walton City Council. ... See moreSee less

We can help you with vaccinations...call us for an appointment.316-283-1637Is your child up-to-date on all of their routine vaccinations? Measles is a highly contagious virus that can cause serious health complications but is prevented by two doses of MMR vaccine. Make sure your children are fully protected against measles. Learn more at bit.ly/2UP0EBo. ... See moreSee less

We can help you with vaccinations...call us for an appointment.316-283-1637

7 year old Kenston caught this huge Large Mouth Bass at Harvey County West Park on Saturday May 15, 2021 AND HE PUT IT BACK! Good job Kenston! This 19.75 inch monster is still around for others to enjoy! ... See moreSee less

7 year old Kenston caught this huge Large Mouth Bass at Harvey County West Park on Saturday May 15, 2021 AND HE PUT IT BACK!  Good job Kenston!  This 19.75 inch monster is still around for others to enjoy!

Amanda B.’s baby was born two months early, which is a danger for all pregnant women who smoke. She hopes sharing her story will help others quit. Read about her quit journey at bit.ly/3vlO1zXAmanda B.’s baby was born two months early, which is a danger for all pregnant women who smoke. She hopes sharing her story will help others quit. Read about her quit journey at bit.ly/3vlO1zX ... See moreSee less

Amanda B.’s baby was born two months early, which is a danger for all pregnant women who smoke. She hopes sharing her story will help others quit. Read about her quit journey at https://bit.ly/3vlO1zX

CS2021 Election - Beth Fields filed a candidate declaration for the office of Sedgwick USD 439 School Board Member, Position 6. ... See moreSee less

4 days ago

Harvey County

An update on COVID-19 vaccinations from the Harvey County Health Department:

◾ This week, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment gave the go-ahead for health providers to include 12-to-15 year olds among those eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are still only authorized for people 18 and older right now.

The Health Department only has Moderna available, but several providers in Harvey County have Pfizer in stock. You can find a location conveniently near you with the vaccine of your choosing at www.vaccines.gov.

◾ Those 12-to-15 year olds that would like to receive a Pfizer vaccination will need parental consent. We encourage parents to discuss with their child what to expect when receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. They may have pain or redness on their arm after the shot. Other common side effects can include tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever or nausea. It's not that uncommon from other vaccines such as a flu shot, but understand not all vaccines are the same.

If they do experience these side effects, they're pretty normal, and typically last no more than a day or two. Side effects are just the body's way of showing it's building up its protection system. Most importantly, it's helping reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.

If you want to learn more about the Pfizer vaccine, you can find the fact sheet here: www.fda.gov/media/144414/download

◾ Harvey County has held steady in the top 10 among Kansas counties for COVID-19 vaccination rates. We appreciate so many of our community members' eagerness to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Here's how we stack up in vaccination rates in the state:

✅ Residents vaccinated with at least one dose: 417.7 per 1,000 (7th of 105 counties)
✅ Residents with completed vaccine series: 370.6 per 1,000 (6th of 105)
✅ Residents 16 and older vaccinated with at least one dose: 529.6 per 1,000 (7th of 105)
✅ Residents 16 and older with completed vaccine series: 469.9 per 1,000 (5th of 105 🥳)

◾ For more local info about COVID-19 vaccines, visit www.harveycounty.com/covid19vaccineAn update on COVID-19 vaccinations from the Harvey County Health Department:

◾ This week, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment gave the go-ahead for health providers to include 12-to-15 year olds among those eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are still only authorized for people 18 and older right now.

The Health Department only has Moderna available, but several providers in Harvey County have Pfizer in stock. You can find a location conveniently near you with the vaccine of your choosing at www.vaccines.gov.

◾ Those 12-to-15 year olds that would like to receive a Pfizer vaccination will need parental consent. We encourage parents to discuss with their child what to expect when receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. They may have pain or redness on their arm after the shot. Other common side effects can include tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever or nausea. It's not that uncommon from other vaccines such as a flu shot, but understand not all vaccines are the same.

If they do experience these side effects, they're pretty normal, and typically last no more than a day or two. Side effects are just the body's way of showing it's building up its protection system. Most importantly, it's helping reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.

If you want to learn more about the Pfizer vaccine, you can find the fact sheet here: www.fda.gov/media/144414/download

◾ Harvey County has held steady in the top 10 among Kansas counties for COVID-19 vaccination rates. We appreciate so many of our community members' eagerness to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Here's how we stack up in vaccination rates in the state:

✅ Residents vaccinated with at least one dose: 417.7 per 1,000 (7th of 105 counties)
✅ Residents with completed vaccine series: 370.6 per 1,000 (6th of 105)
✅ Residents 16 and older vaccinated with at least one dose: 529.6 per 1,000 (7th of 105)
✅ Residents 16 and older with completed vaccine series: 469.9 per 1,000 (5th of 105 🥳)

◾ For more local info about COVID-19 vaccines, visit www.harveycounty.com/covid19vaccine
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An update on COVID-19 vaccinations from the Harvey County Health Department: 

◾ This week, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment gave the go-ahead for health providers to include 12-to-15 year olds among those eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are still only authorized for people 18 and older right now. 

The Health Department only has Moderna available, but several providers in Harvey County have Pfizer in stock. You can find a location conveniently near you with the vaccine of your choosing at www.vaccines.gov. 

◾ Those 12-to-15 year olds that would like to receive a Pfizer vaccination will need parental consent. We encourage parents to discuss with their child what to expect when receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. They may have pain or redness on their arm after the shot. Other common side effects can include tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever or nausea. Its not that uncommon from other vaccines such as a flu shot, but understand not all vaccines are the same. 

If they do experience these side effects, theyre pretty normal, and typically last no more than a day or two. Side effects are just the bodys way of showing its building up its protection system. Most importantly, its helping reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. 

If you want to learn more about the Pfizer vaccine, you can find the fact sheet here: https://www.fda.gov/media/144414/download 

◾ Harvey County has held steady in the top 10 among Kansas counties for COVID-19 vaccination rates. We appreciate so many of our community members eagerness to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Heres how we stack up in vaccination rates in the state: 

✅ Residents vaccinated with at least one dose: 417.7 per 1,000 (7th of 105 counties)
✅ Residents with completed vaccine series: 370.6 per 1,000 (6th of 105)
✅ Residents 16 and older vaccinated with at least one dose: 529.6 per 1,000 (7th of 105)
✅ Residents 16 and older with completed vaccine series: 469.9 per 1,000 (5th of 105 🥳)

◾ For more local info about COVID-19 vaccines, visit www.harveycounty.com/covid19vaccine

5 days ago

Harvey County

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Today we held our ceremony to recognize Peace Officers Memorial Day here in Harvey County. This day honors our law enforcement officers that made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our communities.

This annual ceremony always holds powerful meaning. That was especially true this year. Our local community chaplains made a point to remember Newton Police Department Sgt. Levi Minkevitch. Although his passing was not in the line of duty, the loss still reverberates among us. He is missed.

Thank you to everyone that came to pay their respects at the service. A special thank you to our community chaplains for their presentations, prayers and words of encouragement.Photos from Harvey County Sheriff's Office's post
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5 days ago

Harvey County Emergency Management

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County commission removes local health orders

2021/03/23

(Updated March 23, 2021)The Harvey County Commission voted unanimously to...

Road and Bridge beginning 2021 asphalt patching

2021/03/5

Harvey County Road and Bridge will begin its 2021 asphalt...

County commission updates mass gathering limits

2021/02/9

(Feb. 9, 2021)The Harvey County Commission has loosened the requirements...

Appraiser's Office publishes 2021 market study analysis

2021/02/2

The Harvey County Appraiser's Office has published the findings of...

Harvey County, Health Ministries partner for COVID-19 vaccinations

2021/01/26

The Harvey County Health Department and Health Ministries have partnered...

Elected officials take oath of office

2021/01/14

Officials elected to hold office for Harvey County were sworn...

County commissioner Ron Krehbiel passes away

2021/01/9

Harvey County Commissioner Ron Krehbiel passed away Jan. 9. He...

Commission extends local health order on mass gathering limit

2021/01/5

The Harvey County Commission voted to extend a local health...

What we did in 2020

2020/12/28

Harvey County Administration annually presents a year-end document to the...

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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