Total cases in Kansas
(as of July 3)
15,919
Total cases in Harvey County
(as of July 3)
47
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24 hours ago

Harvey County

The Harvey County Commission voted at a special meeting today to rescind at the local level Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's Executive Order 20-52 requiring face masks be worn in public spaces. The vote was unanimous.

The commissioners expressed support and encouragement that all individuals wear face masks to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, commissioners determined mandating the public to do so was not an effective and productive measure.

"The right thing to do for your family, your friends, your neighbors, is to wear a face mask when you're in public. We know masks can help prevent exposure to COVID-19," said Harvey County Commission Chair Randy Hague. "While the public has a right to choose, we hope they make the right choice, which is to wear a mask."

The State's face mask requirement will not be enforced by the Harvey County Sheriff's Office unless businesses or events require face masks be worn at their establishments.

"I support wearing a mask. But from a law enforcement perspective, we don't have the resources to monitor that every person is wearing a mask," said Harvey County Sheriff Chad Gay. "However, if you're a business owner and you require your customers to wear a mask, we are here to support you. If a customer causes a disturbance over your policy, we will absolutely respond when called upon."

Harvey County has had 42 cases of COVID-19 to date. There are 13 known active cases in Harvey County. There have been 1,740 tests for COVID-19 conducted in Harvey County.
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I understand that making a mask-wearing ordinance creates massive problems and appreciate the statement encouraging mask wearing. However, I would like to see the county take steps beyond expressing support for mask-wearing, including educating, publicly promoting, or incentivizing. There's 100 years of medical evidence that mask-wearing reduces the transmission of air-borne pathogens and coupled with social distancing is the only currently available method for helping our community minimize COVID-19. Please do more.

Thank you Harvey county Commission. It was a tough decision to make. I want to encourage everyone to do everything you can to keep transmissions down. Wash hands and wash again. Get plenty of Vitamin D and C. Clean surfaces. Be polite with businesses that require masks as it is their right to do so. Stay local as much as possible. Enjoy your freedom but also remember your responsibilities to do your best.

Interesting that the vast majority of people contacting them WANTED them to uphold the Governor's order, yet they voted not to anyway. I hope they understand that their voters who spoke were not represented well.

This is very disappointing, but at least businesses have the right to require them. Compile a list of businesses that require masks and give them all of your business. Those are the businesses that you can safely enter. When out in public, be safe and distance from people who aren’t wearing masks.

So disappointed with this. It's the commissioners job to do what is best for the community, not what may be popular. Scientific evidence is clear that masks make a difference and can help not only to keep people safe but to help our economy by allowing businesses to stay open and people to go to work. I understand that the police department doesn't have the ability to enforce this 100% but there's a difference between that and saying that Harvey county is recinding the order. They can't honestly enforce anything 100% of the time but we don't recind speed limits. This is a failure of leadership.

This is profoundly disturbing. Why, if you believe the best thing for your public to do is wear a mask, why wouldn’t you require it. Nobody expects you to have your police stand out on the street and enforce it. Your business owners are in more danger bc the people not wanting to wear masks in their stores or offices now have your votes on their side. Incredibly reckless and thoughtless.

Cool, I’ll make sure to vote y’all out and remember how little you guys cared about the vulnerable population here in Harvey county.

I have to wear a mask to serve people yet I can be with a ton of people with no masks. That does ME no good. What a foolish move. I'm high risk trying to make a living and where are MY PROTECTIONS?? you failed the thousands of people that need the extra protection!

This is very disappointing. I would really like to be back in school in Aug. but if people aren’t willing to take simple precautions such as wearing a mask I fear further restrictions will be necessary later.

Thank you Commissioners. I will not be going to any business that requires a mask.

Thank you Commissioners. I appreciate you allowing us to make our own decisions regarding our safety and whether or not we wear a mask. I applaud your decision.

Thank you commissioners for the hard decision you had to make today. I know you value everyone's life and want to keep everyone safe.

The population of Harvey County is approximately 34,000. There have been 42 cases in Harvey County so far. That is less than a hundredth of a percent. All without the mandating of masks.

Very disappointing decision. Will hurt the health and economy of our county. Be safe everyone.

I don’t agree, but I’m not surprised. So why? Working on herd immunity or trying to thin out the senior population? Poor decision, Harvey County.

Thank you commissioners for the decision you have made!!

Thanks to the commissioners for listening, and being reasonable.

I'm disappointed in this decision. Surprised it can't stand statewide and communities can decide compliance.

Our numbers are climbing, very disappointed with this decision. We want to get our lives/ jobs back, the best way to do that is to stop the spread.

okay the whole country “hoped” people would make the right choice but they don’t, so thats why it was made mandatory

I would like to THANK the commissioners. Our county has many residents and many charities that house people for whom the mask is too much. Thank you for considering the silent victims as well as the not so silent majority. Everyone is free to wear the mask if they want and they are free to social distancing. It is a choice. (I, as well as my children are immune compromised, we wear a mask when needed. We appreciate when others wear masks, but do not expect them to do so.)

Thank you Commissioners for making the correct decision.

So sad. I wear a mask to protect others, but it's just fine, in the eyes of the County Commissioners, for no one to protect me. So now I am not able to be out of my house because Harvey County Commissioners voted to not adhere to what the State is requiring. Thanks for not caring.

We knew it wasn't enforceable, what we need now is a list of businesses that won't allow people in without a mask. Newton Walmart Manager Aaron said masks are required for entry starting tomorrow. Any others?

I think that if you catch the covid-19 in newton. Because our commissioners decided to vote to not enforce the governor's order. Then the people can sue the county for the medical Bill's from the care needed to be cured from the covid-19. And I think that we need to replace those commissioners for being stupid. For not trying to help to get our active cases back to 0 instead of 42 as of this afternoon .

1 day ago

Harvey County

The Harvey County Commission will hold a special meeting today regarding action related to Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's executive order on wearing face masks in public spaces. The meeting will be held at 3 p.m. at the Courthouse. With the increase in mass gathering guidance, these meetings are once again open for you to attend in-person if you'd like. However, social distancing will be observed in the meeting room.

This meeting will also still be broadcast over Zoom. You can listen and view the meeting through the resources below.

Meeting ID: 408 180 699

By phone: 1 301 715 8592

Online: zoom.us/j/408180699

Meeting agenda: harveycounty.civicweb.net/document/25738?printPdf=true
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The Harvey County Commission will hold a special meeting today regarding action related to Kansas Gov. Laura Kellys executive order on wearing face masks in public spaces. The meeting will be held at 3 p.m. at the Courthouse. With the increase in mass gathering guidance, these meetings are once again open for you to attend in-person if youd like. However, social distancing will be observed in the meeting room.

This meeting will also still be broadcast over Zoom. You can listen and view the meeting through the resources below.

Meeting ID: 408 180 699

By phone: 1 301 715 8592

Online: https://zoom.us/j/408180699

Meeting agenda: https://harveycounty.civicweb.net/document/25738?printPdf=true

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We will do our shopping and any eating out in counties that do allow us to go without masks if they vote to keep masks.

It is time for Harvey County to postpone all BIG EVENTS!!! Put on a mask and be safe !!!!

They're not asking for much, wear your mask, do your part for the community and for others.

Kelly says that those with medical conditions that wearing a mask makes condition worse are exempt, , , I am one of those people , , , so why am I still being forced to wear one ???, , ,

I do not envy the task ahead of you. It seems that a large portion of the populace will be upset either way.

I hope the commision will make their decision based on science, experts and data.

“it’s time for r and r: respect and responsibility.” THANK YOU!!

Wow I tried to attend. Full house. Don’t mandate I think those of us over 65 are doomed anyway because of all the self entitled people who won’t wear a mask to maybe save grandpa.

Let people and businesses make up their own decision. There is no need for something that won't be enforced.

We do our shopping in stores where employees wear masks.

I will not be wearing a mask...

ALL YOU COMMISSIONERS NEED VOTED OUT ASAP.

I really hope you don't go along with Governor Kelly's mandate!!!!!

Good deal! Thank you!

I tried to attend the zoom meeting but it was limited to 100 participants.

Harvey county doesn't need to mandated masks. Keep it as is.

Wish i could be there but im stuck working... its a very hot topic right now...

I didnt get to attend or watch on zoom what was the result

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3-0 vote! No mask required in harvey county! Thank you commissioners!

Like I’ve said a thousand times I can’t believe this is even a topic of discussion to strip our freedom to decide whether to wear a muzzle or not for a virus with over 99% recovery rate but here we are. VOTE NO NO NO NO NO.

We just wanted to drop a quick note of appreciation for Sgt. Scott Perkins. Scott retired this week after 20 years serving the people of Harvey County.

Scott has always been willing to help, and we appreciate his welcoming personality. Just a really great guy to be around. We'll miss him around the office.

Scott's tenure with the County started in 2000. He became a sergeant in 2010. A well deserved retirement. Thanks for everything, Scott. Enjoy it!
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We just wanted to drop a quick note of appreciation for Sgt. Scott Perkins. Scott retired this week after 20 years serving the people of Harvey County.

Scott has always been willing to help, and we appreciate his welcoming personality. Just a really great guy to be around. Well miss him around the office.

Scotts tenure with the County started in 2000. He became a sergeant in 2010. A well deserved retirement. Thanks for everything, Scott. Enjoy it!

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Congratulations Scott may you enjoy your retirement. You have come from a family that has served their community. Your dad (Dale Perkins) served on the Fire Department for many years. Enjoy the next chapter of your life.

Congratulations Scott. I remember going to the academy with him. Good guy. Thank you for your service.

Congratulations on your well deserved retirement... It was a pleasure working with you sir!

Thank you Scott. Congrats on your retirement! Thank you for being such a gentleman when you pulled me over Sunday night for an issue with my trailer lights.

Enjoy your retirement! Thank you for all u have done for this community!

Thanks for all you have done. Always helping get my cattle in at 2 am. Congratulations man

How has it been 20 years? That means I’ve been doing this for more than 20 years and we can’t be that old!! Congratulations Scott!

Congratulations Scott! Thank you and enjoy your future!

Enjoy every minute of your retirement! Well deserved!

Thank you for your service! I hope you have a happy retirement. You’ve earned it.

Congratulations! Thank you for all of your service!

Congratulations Scott and thank you so much for your dedication to our community. Enjoy your retirement! ๐Ÿ’™

Awesome. Congrats to you sir! Way to go Scott Perkins thank you for an incredible career

Congratulations Scott! Thank you for your 20 years of service.

Scott? Who is going to help me when I'm broke down on the highway? Congratulations anyways..

Congrats & Thank You for All you have done to protect & serve the public

Congrats Scott...I’ll miss seeing you on calls. Mike

Congrats, Scott! Thanks for your service for the county!

Wow! 20 years! A great deputy! Enjoy!

Congratulations, and thank you for your service! Enjoy retirement!

Thanks Scott! Best wishes for a fun retirement!

Best of Luck Scott. Thanks for everything.

Congratulations and thank for your service. Enjoyed your time off

Congratulations Scott!

Happy retirement get some rest and relax in

1 day ago

Harvey County

County facilities will be closed Friday in observation of Independence Day. The Courthouse will reopen Monday at 8 a.m.

Stay safe over the holiday weekend. If you're wondering about local schedules and regulations for setting off fireworks, you can find those here: www.harveycounty.com/542-news/harvey-county-news/637-firework-regulations-for-cities-in-harvey-co...
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County facilities will be closed Friday in observation of Independence Day. The Courthouse will reopen Monday at 8 a.m.

Stay safe over the holiday weekend. If youre wondering about local schedules and regulations for setting off fireworks, you can find those here: https://www.harveycounty.com/542-news/harvey-county-news/637-firework-regulations-for-cities-in-harvey-county-for-2020.html

Health Department will open at 10:30AM, today,
Thursday, July 2.
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Health Department will open at 10:30AM, today,
Thursday, July 2.
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2 days ago

Harvey County

The Harvey County Health Department has confirmed the 42nd case of COVID-19 in Harvey County.

The individual is a male in his 40s. This case is under investigation. He is in home isolation. The Health Department will regularly monitor the health of the individual, as well as follow up on all close contacts.

We have had 42 COVID-19 cases in the county to date, including 38 confirmed and four probable cases. There are 18 known active cases in Harvey County - two individuals have recently recovered. Currently, none of the active cases are hospitalized.

There have been 1,721 tests for COVID-19 conducted in Harvey County.

The Harvey County Commission has not yet taken any official local action regarding Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's pending executive order. The commissioners are awaiting further details outlining the order from the State. House Bill 2016, approved by the governor and the Kansas Legislature, allows the county commission to implement a less stringent order than the executive order if, after consultation with the local health officer, the commission can conclude findings that the provisions in the order are not necessary to protect public health and safety in the county.

The Health Department will continue to strongly encourage wearing a face cover when social distancing cannot be maintained, regardless of future actions. Wearing a face cover, social distancing and frequently washing your hands continue to be great preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
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The Harvey County Health Department has confirmed the 42nd case of COVID-19 in Harvey County.

The individual is a male in his 40s. This case is under investigation. He is in home isolation. The Health Department will regularly monitor the health of the individual, as well as follow up on all close contacts.

We have had 42 COVID-19 cases in the county to date, including 38 confirmed and four probable cases. There are 18 known active cases in Harvey County - two individuals have recently recovered. Currently, none of the active cases are hospitalized.

There have been 1,721 tests for COVID-19 conducted in Harvey County.

The Harvey County Commission has not yet taken any official local action regarding Kansas Gov. Laura Kellys pending executive order. The commissioners are awaiting further details outlining the order from the State. House Bill 2016, approved by the governor and the Kansas Legislature, allows the county commission to implement a less stringent order than the executive order if, after consultation with the local health officer, the commission can conclude findings that the provisions in the order are not necessary to protect public health and safety in the county.

The Health Department will continue to strongly encourage wearing a face cover when social distancing cannot be maintained, regardless of future actions. Wearing a face cover, social distancing and frequently washing your hands continue to be great preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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I hope the public health officer recommends mandating the wearing of masks in Harvey County. It is the right thing to do and will help keep our businesses open.

And you guys trust the CDC?!! “CDC’s failed coronavirus tests were tainted with coronavirus, feds confirm” arstechnica.com/science/2020/04/cdcs-failed-coronavirus-tests-were-tainted-with-coronavirus-feds-...

With that being said is Harvey county enforcing that ridiculous order by the governor?

Me dying because a panic attack blew my heart up is not worth wearing a mask. I will NOT be wearing a mask. Yall need to remember that some people just medically can not wear a mask. .

I will not be wearing a mask...

all the surrounding counties are not enforcing the governors mandate and harvey county shouldn’t either

I will be wearing a mask.

Good lord Tina Lee take a deep breath

Paula Padilla

Our freedoms should not be stripped and we be forced to wear a muzzle for a virus with a 99% recovery rate!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!! Stop spreading fear and lies to treat civilians as slaves!! Use common sense!! Wash your hands and stay home if you’re sick!!

Flu Vaccine Increases Coronavirus Risk 36% Says Military Study www.disabledveterans.org/2020/03/11/flu-vaccine-increases-coronavirus-risk/

From Fauci: “...the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%)...” www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe2002387

Straight from the CDC website- If you test positive * A positive test result shows you may have antibodies from an infection with the virus that causes COVID-19. However, there is a chance a positive result means that you have antibodies from an infection with a virus from the same family of viruses (called coronaviruses), SUCH AS THE ONE THAT CAUSES THE COMMON COLD.” www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/testing/serology-overview.html

SARS-CoV-2 / COVID may never go away, just like the vast majority of viruses that cause influenza-like illness and pneumonia. The case fatality / death rate is similar. Based on data, COVID’s death rate is between 0.2-0.4%. The coronavirus fear they are continually selling is not for our benefit. It’s not for “public health”. If they cared about health, they would be encouraging us to eat healthy food, to exercise, to go outside and get sunlight and fresh air, to take time to connect with the people we love, to live free and enjoy our lives, to laugh, and to reduce our stress as much as possible. Everyone intuitively knows how important the above is for their own mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health. We don’t need anyone to tell us this. Imagine a world where our health “authorities” (government and medical system) focused their time and attention on promoting all of the above? Instead, our authorities push FEAR, causing us all an “unprecedented” amount of STRESS, which is scientifically proven to impair our immune system and make us more susceptible to infection and chronic illness. On top of that, they generally ignore nutrition in favor of pushing pharmaceutical industry drugs and injections (vaccines). They tell us to stay home, order us to wear masks / rebreathe carbon dioxide, and to isolate ourselves away from our loved ones... while the news media attempts to terrorize us inside our own homes. “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.” According to the CDC, 80,000 people died from flu, influenza-like illness, and pneumonia in the 2017-2018 season. ...and yet, vaccines are available for influenza and pneumonia viruses. (There are many more viruses that cause influenza-like illness that we *don’t* have vaccines for, but the CDC manipulates statistics to scare people into getting flu vaccines that don’t even attempt to protect you from those viruses.) A rushed-to-production COVID vaccine, which is being manufactured for use before it’s even tested, and when it will never be tested long term, isn’t going to save us. It’s only going to make most of us much sicker, and more dependent on pharmaceutical drugs, medical attention, and the system as a whole. Does it make sense for 95% of people to be expected to take a risky pharmaceutical injection for something that 99.6-99.8% of people recover from? Why are they not utilizing something that the at-risk 0.2-0.4% can take as an effective treatment? Why are they ignoring truly safe and effective *natural* treatment options? We all need to take personal responsibility for our health. Right now they are attempting to DENY us our human right to do everything we can to stay healthy (even attempting to PREVENT the relatively healthy among us from acquiring and building up natural herd immunity), and we are being mentally prepared to be forced into taking a vaccine. This is not how the system should work. This is not helping us. The way this system has been designed is not aligned with the way humans were intended to live and thrive. Radical changes need to be made. It starts with recognizing - we are being set up to live in fear, to lose control over our lives, to feel powerless. The threats of sickness and death is constant, and we all know, if we don’t have our health, we start to lose everything else we want in life. BUT - Once you claim personal responsibility for your health and for your life, and you begin to take real action to improve your health and your life, you start to get that power BACK. Now why would they not want us to feel and recognize that we have that power?

New Jersey driver crashes car after passing out from wearing N95 mask www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8256631/New-Jersey-driver-wearing-N95-mask-hours-crashes-passing... Wuhan man suffers collapsed lung while running with face mask nypost.com/2020/05/15/wuhan-man-suffers-collapsed-running-while-running-with-face-mask/ Two Chinese boys drop dead during PE lessons while wearing face masks amid concerns over students' fitness following three months of school closure www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8283965/Two-Chinese-boys-drop-dead-run-PE-lessons-wearing-face-m...

COVID-19 is caused by a virus, not a bacterium. A virus is on average about 100x smaller than a bacterium. An airborne virus is going to easily travel through the pores of your cloth mask, which are substantially larger. Viruses are measured on a nanometer scale. Pores in fabrics are measured on a micrometer scale. What’s the difference? 1 micrometer = 1000 nanometers. COVID-19 diameter size = 100 nanometers = 0.1 micrometer. Typical pore size diameter of various woven cloth fabrics = 10-45 micrometers. 10 micrometers = 10,000 nanometers. ๐Ÿฆ  COVID-19: 100 nanometers ๐Ÿ˜ท vs your mask: 10,000 nanometers For some perspective: 100 COVID-19 viral particles can fit end to end along the diameter of just one fabric pore in your cloth mask. On average, 7,850 COVID-19 viral particles can fit through EACH PORE of your mask. (Using Area = pi r squared) *Edited to add: Cloth masks prevent large droplets from carrying pathogens away from your own face. Unfortunately, small, aerosolized droplets which viral particles will be attached to, are still much, much smaller than the pore size of any woven mask. And when a person sneezes, while large droplets do exit their mouth, most of the droplets that are generated in a sneeze are aerosolized and can pass easily through a cloth mask. A helpful quote from an extensive write-up: “Disease transmission through these large droplets is what we often refer to as “droplet/contact spread”, where disease transmission occurs because you touch a surface contaminated by these droplets, or get caught within the spray zone when the patient is coughing. Aerosols are so small that buoyant forces overcome gravity, allowing them to say suspended in the air for long periods, or they evaporate before they hit the floor, leaving the solid particulate (“droplet nuclei”) free to float very long distances, causing what we often refer to as “airborne” transmission.” pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15764538/ www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6832307/ ๐Ÿฆ ๐Ÿฆ ๐Ÿฆ ๐Ÿฆ ๐Ÿฆ  Also... The Petri dishes growing bacteria in the image below are filled with nutrients specifically designed to help bacteria grow and were incubated in an warm environment for several hours (or 1-2 days). This is an ideal environment for bacteria to thrive. A virus cannot grow on a Petri dish. Viruses require a living host to survive. The distance at which they sneezed and coughed onto these plates (as you can see in the image) is much closer than any normal human being would stand when interacting with another person, let alone while they are coughing or sneezing, or talking and singing for that matter. This is precisely why you cover your mouth with your arm/elbow when you cough or sneeze. This isn’t news! To prevent droplet transmission, turn away from others, use your elbow, and go on breathing fresh air. What we are doing by wearing a mask is trapping all of that bacteria and incubating it as you go, because the air temperature around your nose and mouth rises significantly due to wearing the mask and trapping your own body heat. “Although the fate of these droplets largely depends on environmental factors such as humidity, temperature, etc., in general, the larger droplets settle due to gravity and do not travel distances more than 1–2 m. However, aerosols remain suspended in the air for longer durations due to their small size and play a key role in spreading infection.” “nanometer-sized particles... can easily slip between the openings in the network of filter fibers...” pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsnano.0c03252 If the masks are to prevent LARGE DROPLETS ONLY, and droplets do not travel more than 3-6 feet, then why are we being told to stay 6 feet away from everyone else AND wear a mask, while most people would turn away from others and cover their mouths when they sneeze or cough in another direction, anyway? Guys, I’m so tired of the mask debate. Check the disclaimer on the bottom right of the Petri dish image.

Want to know why mask mandates are a bad idea? Here's a start: aapsonline.org/mask-facts/ onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1365-2044.2006.04767.x pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18500410/ www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4420971/#__ffn_sectitle pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15340662/ www.heart.org/en/health-topics/heart-attack/about-heart-attacks www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2020/04/data-do-not-back-cloth-masks-limit-covid-19-experts-say pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21477136/ pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31479137/ academic.oup.com/annweh/article/54/7/789/202744 www.meehanmd.com/blog/2020-06-12-healthy-people-should-not-wear-face-masks/ technocracy.news/blaylock-face-masks-pose-serious-risks-to-the-healthy/?fbclid=IwAR1ukQjaRQ1kjKDM... www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-1342 Doctors discuss mask dangers on video: youtu.be/c4Hx5lntFwM www.rcreader.com/commentary/masks-dont-work-covid-a-review-of-science-relevant-to-covide-19-socia... www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/covid-19-faq.html#cloth-face-coverings This video was made by an individual, but makes some valid and easily verifiable points: youtu.be/bW35gqj7o8g Another reason not to wear a mask. It could burn your face, eyes, and lungs. Tennessee bought 5 million cloth masks treated with DuPont's Silvadur, an EPA listed hazardous pesticide.[1] [1] www3.epa.gov/pesticides/chem_search/ppls/000464-00783-20120720.pdf fox17.com/news/local/tennessee-pauses-distribution-of-face-masks-amid-coronavirus-pandemic Ohio state senator Nino Vitale demonstrates how oxygen saturation is affected by masks. The original source I had shared of this video was taken down, therefore I am putting a screenshot of the video so if this new one is taken down before you get a chance to view it, you can still search for another source of it. youtu.be/vLKyjXXbhI4 www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8311179/Joggers-lung-collapses-ran-2-5-miles-wearing-face-mask.html Here is a well cited post from a friend on fungal lung infections. Can you imagine how this would encourage the spread of coronavirus through weakened immune systems in what would otherwise have been healthy individuals? "Since masks have been 'mandated/ enforced/ encouraged' hospitals are now getting patients with fungal lung infections, we told you this would happen.... ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝโš ๏ธ The mold spores can colonize (grow) inside lung cavities that developed as a result of chronic diseases, such tuberculosis, emphysema, or advanced sarcoidosis, or by breathing in spores from your cloth masks. The fibers of fungus might form a lump by combining with white blood cells and blood clots. ... The fungus causes inflammation in the lungs and air passages.โš ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ›‘โš ๏ธSymptomsโš ๏ธ๐Ÿ›‘ Fungal lung infection symptoms A high temperature (fever). A cough. A feeling of breathlessness. Coughing up sputum or, in severe cases, blood. A general feeling of weakness. Sometimes the infection can cause achy joints. (Fungal infections are now also being diagnosed as Covid ๐Ÿคฆ‍โ™€๏ธ) ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝโš ๏ธFungal infections are generally very difficult to treat because, unlike bacteria, fungi are eukaryotes. Antibiotics only target prokaryotic cells, whereas compounds that kill fungi also harm the eukaryotic host. Aspergillosis is infection, usually of the lungs, caused by the fungus Aspergillus. A ball of fungus fibers, blood clots, and white blood cells may form in the lungs or sinuses. People may have no symptoms or may cough up blood or have a fever, chest pain, and difficulty breathingโš ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿฝ www.uspharmacist.com/article/assessment-and-treatment-of-fungal-lung-infections www.cdc.gov/fungal/features/fungal-infections.html www.merckmanuals.com/home/infections/fungal-infections/aspergillosis courses.lumenlearning.com/boundless-biology/chapter/fungal-parasites-and-pathogens/ "

For those who still believe the mainstream media has been accurately reporting COVID cases, and that all cases which have been reported represent true confirmed cases, please watch the video below and/or continue reading, for an honest explanation of what is actually being reported... ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป Video from a May 18th, Collin County, Texas County Commissioners Court meeting regarding the changing of COVID case definitions by the state of Texas. Full meeting: collincountytx.new.swagit.com/videos/62477 The rest of the text here was pulled from the video: [15:25] I would like to have a conversation and presentation on the department of state health services case definitions. Currently, a confirmed case of COVID-19 was considered confirmed with a positive PCR lab result for COVID-19. If you didn’t have lab results, if you just had symptoms, we could not count you as a case. If there was no testing, we could not count you as a case. The NEW case definition: For a confirmed case, it stays the same, you still just need PCR. But now they’ve added a PROBABLE case definition. So that still gets counted towards the CASE COUNT. It’s not confirmed, but it’s still a “case”. Meaning, if you used another testing method, and if you have close contact with a confirmed or PROBABLE case, you could be considered a case with or without symptoms. They also updated the definition for deaths related to COVID-19. Previously it was only if you had a positive PCR result that you would be counted as someone who died RELATED to COVID-19. Now that lab testing is no longer required to be counted towards that. โšก๏ธYou will be counted as a probable case if you satisfy two of the three conditions below: 1. FDA approved positive test: IgG, IgM serology testing (evidence of PAST exposure / antibodies, not current infection). 2. Clinical Criteria: TWO of the following minor symptoms, measured OR SUBJECTIVE: fever, chills, rigors, myalgia, headache, sore throat, new smell and taste disorders. OR, ONE of the following major symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or evidence of pneumonia without an alternative diagnosis and severe respiratory distress. 3. Close contact with a confirmed OR PROBABLE case of COVID-19, OR close contact with a person with clinically compatible illness AND linkage to a confirmed or probable case, OR you have traveled to or reside in an area where COVID-19 is considered “endemic” with ongoing community transmission. ——— Just to re-cap, this has the potential to be a very significant event for us here… as the state has elected to adopt this new probable definition. What’s remarkable… is right now, all of Texas is considered an endemic region. So, all of the residents of the county, already satisfy the [close contact condition]. Now they only have to satisfy [one of the other two]. If someone has two minor symptoms or one major symptom, that qualifies. Fever, headache, sore throat, chills… and fever by the way could either be measured fever, or subjective fever. They just feel like they’ve got a fever. If you have a subjective fever, and you have a headache, and you live in Collin County, you now meet the qualifications to be a probable COVID patient. It is remarkable how low the standard is now. If you have ONE of the major symptoms, you have a cough, or you have shortness of breath, and you live in Collin county, you can satisfy the definition for a probable COVID case. I don’t think it can be overstated here, how much this can be taken out of context and could be giving a FALSE NARRATIVE to our citizens and to our community. ——— [45:07] There’s no guarantee that even if the state keeps these numbers separate [confirmed and probable], that, media will. There’s so many opportunities for there to be bad information provided. ———————————————————— These directives and definitions come straight from the CDC, given to all states. wwwn.cdc.gov/nndss/conditions/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/case-definition/2020/

455 uninfected people were exposed to a asymptotic COVID-19 person, zero out of the 455 were infected Link๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32405162/?fbclid=IwAR25MaLMSvZWPhX9kcMHQQzH932ZMLoBG0e5Eqn69_OkYFvYvDxta3...

Amazing!Who says small towns can’t have awesome parks???? Columbus,KS is home to the newest Bicycle Playground!! What an awesome turnout for the grand opening last week #smalltownusa #kansas #southeast #summer2020 #memorialpark #bicycleplayground #getoutside #community ... See moreSee less

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This month's Know Your Deputy video features Jaron Eilert. Jaron is our civil processor, and he also helps out as a road deputy. He's worked for Harvey County for about eight years. He's a Whitewater native and a Berean Academy - Elbing KS grad. Jaron is a pretty nice athlete, too, including getting buckets on the basketball court (he's very humble about it, but we've seen him play and he can light up the scoreboard).

Sheriff Chad Gay talks to Jaron about Jaron's love for basketball (1:02), what he wanted to be when he grew up (2:15) and his hobbies (4:17). Enjoy!
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Gotta love Jeron. Miss seeing him every morning when I was working for district court.

Thank you for all you do!

Jaron, we didn't know you were such a baller! Now we think you're even more awesome!!!

I believe Jaron and a group of his buddies TP'ed our house back in the day. . . :D๐Ÿงป:D๐Ÿงป ... long before he took his oath of deputy of course!

Interesting! Was your Berean coach Norm Holmskog?

How great!Harvey County Farmers Market received funding to help keep patrons safe - and to help with double bucks for SNAP recipients!
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Healthy Harvey CoalitionHarvey County Farmers Market received funding to help keep patrons safe - and to help with double bucks for SNAP recipients!
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Harvey County Farmers Market received funding to help keep patrons safe - and to help with double bucks for SNAP recipients!
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Harvey County Farmers Market received funding to help keep patrons safe - and to help with double bucks for SNAP recipients! 
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Don't forget - double bucks are available for SNAP recipients! Wash your hands and stay safe!Good morning City of Newton and surrounding areas. Looks like tomorrow may have some rain. 20% chance with a high of 93 degrees. But that isn't going to stop the Harvey County Farmer's Market from being open. We hope that you are there too.

A couple of announcements. We now have a hands free hand sanitizer station available to both vendors and customers for those who wish to use it. Also we have a hygiene station for those who would like a pair of gloves and/or a face mask while in the market. We also have a paper towel dispenser and a hands free soap dispenser for the convenience of all.

As you may know, the state of Kansas has had a dramatic increase in Covid-19 cases. Partially due to the free testing that they had and have available.

Coming soon to the market will be a hands free handwashing station where you use your foot to pump the water to wash your hands

All of thses upgrades are to help stop the spread of Covid-19 and to make the market safer for everyone to enjoy. We do ask that you continue to follow the 6 foot rule and to not touch the vendors items to hlep stop the spread.

This weekend we will have lots of produce, beef, chicken, baked goods and handmade crafts Look for green beans, cabbage, lettuce, onions, potatoes, cucumbers and more. You will find cloth face masks purses, zippered pouches and hand made soaps, Fresh baked bread, quick breads, jams, jellies, cakes, coffee cake, cobblers and cookies. Get them early while they last.

We accept EBT and SNAP. For those of you who have EBT/SNAP, we incourage you to come on down and use it here at the market where you can get fresh produce, baked goods, honey (when we have it), and jams/jellies. Just exchange an EBT transaction for tokens. These tokens are $1 tokens. We will also double up the value of your purchase by $1 for every dollar you spend. Up to $20.

We accept all forms of credit/debit cards. Come to the Market Managers tent or the Market Coordinators tent to exchange debit/credit card transactions for tokens with a value of $5 per token. If you you don't use the full value of the token you can get change from it.

Thank you all for your support coming down to the Harvey County Farmer's Market. Don't forget we are located at 320 North Main St Behind, "Those Blasted Signs" and next to the newly opened skating rink. We are open from 8 AM until 12 PM.

We also wanted to let you know that we will be open on the 4th of July from 8 until 12 that day. Thank you and have a great day.
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Harvey County Farmers MarketGood morning City of Newton and surrounding areas. Looks like tomorrow may have some rain. 20% chance with a high of 93 degrees. But that isn't going to stop the Harvey County Farmer's Market from being open. We hope that you are there too.

A couple of announcements. We now have a hands free hand sanitizer station available to both vendors and customers for those who wish to use it. Also we have a hygiene station for those who would like a pair of gloves and/or a face mask while in the market. We also have a paper towel dispenser and a hands free soap dispenser for the convenience of all.

As you may know, the state of Kansas has had a dramatic increase in Covid-19 cases. Partially due to the free testing that they had and have available.

Coming soon to the market will be a hands free handwashing station where you use your foot to pump the water to wash your hands

All of thses upgrades are to help stop the spread of Covid-19 and to make the market safer for everyone to enjoy. We do ask that you continue to follow the 6 foot rule and to not touch the vendors items to hlep stop the spread.

This weekend we will have lots of produce, beef, chicken, baked goods and handmade crafts Look for green beans, cabbage, lettuce, onions, potatoes, cucumbers and more. You will find cloth face masks purses, zippered pouches and hand made soaps, Fresh baked bread, quick breads, jams, jellies, cakes, coffee cake, cobblers and cookies. Get them early while they last.

We accept EBT and SNAP. For those of you who have EBT/SNAP, we incourage you to come on down and use it here at the market where you can get fresh produce, baked goods, honey (when we have it), and jams/jellies. Just exchange an EBT transaction for tokens. These tokens are $1 tokens. We will also double up the value of your purchase by $1 for every dollar you spend. Up to $20.

We accept all forms of credit/debit cards. Come to the Market Managers tent or the Market Coordinators tent to exchange debit/credit card transactions for tokens with a value of $5 per token. If you you don't use the full value of the token you can get change from it.

Thank you all for your support coming down to the Harvey County Farmer's Market. Don't forget we are located at 320 North Main St Behind, "Those Blasted Signs" and next to the newly opened skating rink. We are open from 8 AM until 12 PM.

We also wanted to let you know that we will be open on the 4th of July from 8 until 12 that day. Thank you and have a great day.
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Tomorrow-Buy some local goods!Good morning City of Newton and surrounding areas. Looks like tomorrow may have some rain. 20% chance with a high of 93 degrees. But that isn't going to stop the Harvey County Farmer's Market from being open. We hope that you are there too.

A couple of announcements. We now have a hands free hand sanitizer station available to both vendors and customers for those who wish to use it. Also we have a hygiene station for those who would like a pair of gloves and/or a face mask while in the market. We also have a paper towel dispenser and a hands free soap dispenser for the convenience of all.

As you may know, the state of Kansas has had a dramatic increase in Covid-19 cases. Partially due to the free testing that they had and have available.

Coming soon to the market will be a hands free handwashing station where you use your foot to pump the water to wash your hands

All of thses upgrades are to help stop the spread of Covid-19 and to make the market safer for everyone to enjoy. We do ask that you continue to follow the 6 foot rule and to not touch the vendors items to hlep stop the spread.

This weekend we will have lots of produce, beef, chicken, baked goods and handmade crafts Look for green beans, cabbage, lettuce, onions, potatoes, cucumbers and more. You will find cloth face masks purses, zippered pouches and hand made soaps, Fresh baked bread, quick breads, jams, jellies, cakes, coffee cake, cobblers and cookies. Get them early while they last.

We accept EBT and SNAP. For those of you who have EBT/SNAP, we incourage you to come on down and use it here at the market where you can get fresh produce, baked goods, honey (when we have it), and jams/jellies. Just exchange an EBT transaction for tokens. These tokens are $1 tokens. We will also double up the value of your purchase by $1 for every dollar you spend. Up to $20.

We accept all forms of credit/debit cards. Come to the Market Managers tent or the Market Coordinators tent to exchange debit/credit card transactions for tokens with a value of $5 per token. If you you don't use the full value of the token you can get change from it.

Thank you all for your support coming down to the Harvey County Farmer's Market. Don't forget we are located at 320 North Main St Behind, "Those Blasted Signs" and next to the newly opened skating rink. We are open from 8 AM until 12 PM.

We also wanted to let you know that we will be open on the 4th of July from 8 until 12 that day. Thank you and have a great day.
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K-9 Odie asked us to type a message for him:

Dear human friends,

Today is Take Your Dog To Work Day! This is one of my favorite days. It ranks up there with Roll In Leaves And Make Colt Give Me a Bath Day and when I get to meet the good boys and girls when we do educational programs in schools (I hope we get to do that again soon!).

I like to show Colt how much progress I've made each year. Last year, I showed him how we can find lost items. This year, we trained to do a drug search in a room. I am working really hard to help keep drugs out of Harvey County.

Thank you all for the support! Tell all my doggo and pupper friends out there I said hello, too!

K-9 Odie
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Way to go Odie!๐Ÿ•

Good job Odie.

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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.

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