Total cases in Kansas
(as of Oct. 26)
78,676
Total cases in Harvey County
(as of Oct. 26)
549
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Update on COVID-19 in the county this past week.

Wash your hands, social distance and wear a face mask, please!
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Harvey County

Here is the Oct. 26 update from the Harvey County Health Department regarding cases of COVID-19 in Harvey County:

▪️ Cases to date: 549 (69 new cases since Oct. 19)
▪️ Recovered to date: 486 (47 new recovered since Oct. 19)
▪️ Known active cases: 55 (Up 22 since Oct. 19)
▪️ Deaths to date: 8
▪️ Current hospitalizations: 1
▪️ People tested to date: 6,239 (339 new people tested since Oct. 19)
▪️ Total PCR tests to date: 9,056 (656 new PCR tests since Oct. 19)

Additional statistical and demographic info can be found on our COVID-19 dashboard: www.harveycounty.com/covid19stats

Our cases include confirmed and probable cases. There are 510 confirmed and 39 probable cases. We're getting more probable cases now than before, mostly because of antigen testing through various local providers. Positive antigen tests are considered probable cases by the state, while positive PCR tests are considered confirmed cases. The state counts both as a case, but only uses confirmed PCR tests when it calculates its two-week percent positive formula.

As of today, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported 78,676 cases of COVID-19 in the state to date, including 3,646 hospitalizations and 976 deaths. The KDHE reported 625,931 completed tests in Kansas.
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Be prepared for some potential weather hazards on the road again in the morning ...Photos from US National Weather Service Wichita Kansas's post
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Be prepared for some potential weather hazards on the road again in the morning ...Image attachmentImage attachment

Seems like a pertinent reminder today!Keep yourself safe!

It's not too early to remember to Shake It, Don't Break It!

Be careful on slick sidewalks, driveways, parking lots and roads.

Use a water bottle of any kind to create your own Shake It, Don't Break It bottle. Add a mix of sand and salt. Shake it out in front of you before you exit your vehicle and as you walk to give yourself safer footing.

Don't forget to shuffle your feet like a penguin to reduce your chance of slipping.

Keep yourself safe today and all winter!
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Seems like a pertinent reminder today!

❄️🥶❄️ It’s still fall, but winter weather is here!Photos from US National Weather Service Wichita Kansas's post ... See moreSee less

Updated info. They've extended the Winter Advisory until 1am Tuesday. Looks like we're in store for a couple inches of snow and a slight ice glaze overnight.Photos from US National Weather Service Wichita Kansas's post ... See moreSee less

Here comes the fun weather....not. Be prepared, be aware, and drive for the conditions...in other words, SLOW DOWN and give yourself plenty of stopping distance.Photos from Meteorologist T.J. Springer's post ... See moreSee less

Here comes the fun weather....not. Be prepared, be aware, and drive for the conditions...in other words, SLOW DOWN and give yourself plenty of stopping distance.Image attachment

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Harvey County

The Harvey County Health Department, in conjunction with Kidron Bethel Village, has confirmed a cluster of COVID-19 cases at the Kidron facility in North Newton.

The cluster includes six residents in health care and assisted living, as well as three staff members. The individuals confirmed to have COVID-19 were asymptomatic at the time of testing. They have been isolated. The source of exposure remains under investigation.

"We are grateful that all residents, including those who tested positive, are not showing any symptoms at this point, and we will continue to monitor all residents closely," said Blair Loganbill, Kidron Bethel Village director of nursing. "We immediately employed mitigation strategies to prevent transmission, as our focus remains on the health and well-being of our residents and employees."

Cases were identified through precautionary testing of all health care and assisted living residents and staff on Oct. 19, following the identification of a staff positive case on Oct. 17. Testing included 81 residents and 136 staff. Residents in health care and assisted living had been in precautionary quarantine since the staff positive identification.

Kidron Bethel, along with the Health Department, will regularly monitor the health of staff and residents.

"Our long-term care partners in Harvey County have done an incredible job implementing safety precautions and monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms from the start," said Harvey County Health Department Director Lynnette Redington. "We recognize the challenges facing our long-term care communities, and will work together to keep staff and residents healthy."

The cluster will be considered active until there are 28 consecutive days - two incubation periods - without positive cases.

This is the third COVID-19 cluster identified to date in a long-term care facility in Harvey County. The two previously announced facilities no longer have active clusters.
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💊💊💊 REMINDER: Drug Take Back Day is tomorrow (Saturday) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by!We're participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday! You can bring any old prescription drugs that need discarded, and we'll get them disposed of securely and safely. No questions, and it's free. Just an easy way to properly get rid of prescriptions you no longer need.

You can bring them to the Sheriff's Office, 120 E. Seventh St. in Newton, on Oct. 24 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

A year ago, there was 882,919 pounds of prescriptions collected across the U.S. That's 441 tons! Every little bit helps keep prescriptions from being stolen or misused.
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💊💊💊 REMINDER: Drug Take Back Day is tomorrow (Saturday) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by!

Interested in being a childcare provider?

Attend the childcare orientation class via Zoom on November 5th, 2020, starting at 3:00pm.

Reserve your spot by calling 620-694-2900. Ask for Michelle Or Jeanette.

Cost is $20 for the class. This class is offered for adults only please.
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Interested in being a childcare provider? 

Attend the childcare orientation class via Zoom on November 5th, 2020, starting at 3:00pm. 

Reserve your spot by calling 620-694-2900. Ask for Michelle Or Jeanette. 

Cost is $20 for the class. This class is offered for adults only please.

Well Campers, it's getting to be that time of year again. We are under a freeze warning for Saturday so we have to start shutting down the restrooms and turning off the water to prevent pipes from freezing. Starting tomorrow, Friday October 23, 2020. Restrooms/shower houses will be closed. The shower house in the Willow Bend area at East Park and the shower house in the Walnut Grove area of West Park will remain open for the time being. We do have some heat in those facilities that allow us to keep them open a bit longer. However, the heat is terribly inefficient and won't prevent freezing in more severe conditions. They will have to be closed eventually as well.
Thanks for the crazy, but wonderful, camping season!
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👀 Be careful!Areas of dense fog may develop across portions of central and northern Kansas this evening and tonight. Patchy dense fog may reduce visibilities to 1/4 mile or less at times. Allow extra time if traveling across the area tonight. ... See moreSee less

👀 Be careful!

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Lovely, drizzly October afternoon! Perfect for a walk on the new trail in North Newton!Photos from Healthy Harvey Coalition's post ... See moreSee less

Lovely, drizzly October afternoon! Perfect for a walk on the new trail in North Newton!Image attachment

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Harvey County

This Saturday!We're participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday! You can bring any old prescription drugs that need discarded, and we'll get them disposed of securely and safely. No questions, and it's free. Just an easy way to properly get rid of prescriptions you no longer need.

You can bring them to the Sheriff's Office, 120 E. Seventh St. in Newton, on Oct. 24 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

A year ago, there was 882,919 pounds of prescriptions collected across the U.S. That's 441 tons! Every little bit helps keep prescriptions from being stolen or misused.
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This Saturday!

We're participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday! You can bring any old prescription drugs that need discarded, and we'll get them disposed of securely and safely. No questions, and it's free. Just an easy way to properly get rid of prescriptions you no longer need.

You can bring them to the Sheriff's Office, 120 E. Seventh St. in Newton, on Oct. 24 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

A year ago, there was 882,919 pounds of prescriptions collected across the U.S. That's 441 tons! Every little bit helps keep prescriptions from being stolen or misused.We're participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday! You can bring any old prescription drugs that need discarded, and we'll get them disposed of securely and safely. No questions, and it's free. Just an easy way to properly get rid of prescriptions you no longer need.

You can bring them to the Sheriff's Office, 120 E. Seventh St. in Newton, on Oct. 24 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

A year ago, there was 882,919 pounds of prescriptions collected across the U.S. That's 441 tons! Every little bit helps keep prescriptions from being stolen or misused.
... See moreSee less

Were participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday! You can bring any old prescription drugs that need discarded, and well get them disposed of securely and safely. No questions, and its free. Just an easy way to properly get rid of prescriptions you no longer need.

You can bring them to the Sheriffs Office, 120 E. Seventh St. in Newton, on Oct. 24 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

A year ago, there was 882,919 pounds of prescriptions collected across the U.S. Thats 441 tons! Every little bit helps keep prescriptions from being stolen or misused.

Early in-person voting is underway at the Harvey County Courthouse!

This option is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Voting will also be open Saturday, Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Early in-person voting ends Monday, Nov. 2 at noon. After that, you'll need to vote at your poll site on Election Day, Nov. 3, to vote in person.Early in-person voting is underway at the Harvey County Courthouse!

This option is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Voting will also be open Saturday, Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Early in-person voting ends Monday, Nov. 2 at noon. After that, you'll need to vote at your poll site on Election Day, Nov. 3, to vote in person.
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Early in-person voting is underway at the Harvey County Courthouse!

This option is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Voting will also be open Saturday, Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Early in-person voting ends Monday, Nov. 2 at noon. After that, youll need to vote at your poll site on Election Day, Nov. 3, to vote in person.

Don't forget! This Saturday (October 24th)!Drug Take Back Day is October 24th! Clean out your medicine cabinet and drop the old, unused medicines at the Law Enforcement Center that Saturday between 10 AM and 2 PM ... See moreSee less

Dont forget!  This Saturday (October 24th)!
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Voting information in Harvey County

2020/10/20

The United States is holding a general election. Registered voters...

County extends local face mask order until rescinded

2020/10/20

The Harvey County Commission voted unanimously (2-0) at its Oct...

Harvey County CARES Act grant opportunities

2020/09/24

The State of Kansas has made emergency relief funding available...

County commission extends face mask order through Oct. 19

2020/09/15

(Sept. 15, 2020)The Harvey County Commission voted unanimously at its...

Committee outlines local CARES Act funding allocations

2020/08/17

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Election board certifies Harvey County primary results

2020/08/13

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Harvey County Commission adopts 2021 budget

2020/08/11

The Harvey County Commission approved the budget for the 2021...

Commission extends face mask order through Sept. 15

2020/08/11

The Harvey County Commission voted unanimously at its commission meeting...

County schedules tax foreclosure sale for August

2020/07/27

A tax foreclosure sale is scheduled for Aug. 20, 2020...

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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