Total cases in Kansas
(as of Oct. 28)
82,045
Total cases in Harvey County
(as of Oct. 29)
596
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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.”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.”

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Harvey County

The Harvey County Health Department, in conjunction with AGCO Corporation, has confirmed a cluster of COVID-19 cases at Plant 1 of the AGCO facility in Hesston.

The cluster includes 23 COVID-19 diagnoses. These individuals are isolating at home. AGCO has secured access to rapid-result antigen tests and will be administering them to all remaining Plant 1 employees tomorrow.

"AGCO takes our responsibility for the safety and well-being of our employees, partners, suppliers and customers very seriously," said Seth Beytien, AGCO Hesston site leader. "We will continue to follow the guidance of the local health department to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Our thoughts are with all impacted employees and their families as we hope for a quick recovery."

AGCO suspended operations at Plant 1 at the end of its first shift on Tuesday after being notified that employees had tested positive for COVID-19. Plant 1 employees were advised to remain home until additional test results are received.

"The USW Union Board has been collaborating with AGCO throughout the pandemic to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for all Hesston employees," said Glenn Davis, president, USW Local 11228. "I feel confident that the steps we're taking are appropriate and are in the best interests of everyone at the Hesston facility."

AGCO implemented several precautionary measures earlier this year, including routine daily disinfecting, temperature screening, and dividers in many workspaces and break areas. AGCO's policy at the Hesston plant requires all employees to wear face masks in all areas of its facilities at all times.

"Businesses have faced many challenges these past several months. They are providing essential goods and critical jobs, all while putting the health of employees first and foremost," said Harvey County Health Department Director Lynnette Redington. "We appreciate AGCO's focus on workplace safety by implementing COVID-19 precautions throughout the pandemic."

The cluster will be considered active until there are 28 consecutive days - two incubation periods - without positive cases.
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Angela Snow is an administrative assistant here at the Sheriff's Office. When visitors come by, she's one of the friendly faces here to help. Angela's been here just about two years now, and we most definitely appreciate having her here. She plays a huge role in getting all the day-to-day stuff done for our team.

For this month's Know Your Deputy video, Sheriff Chad Gay talks to Angela about why she joined the Sheriff's Office staff (1:15), her love for traveling (2:55), and her ongoing work as a photographer (3:40).

Know-Your-Deputy: Chad Gay talking to Angela Snow
Know-Your-Deputy: Chad Gay talking to Angela Snow
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1 day ago

Harvey County

Early voting wraps up Monday at noon.If you want to vote early in person this election, there's just a few opportunities left to do that. Early in-person voting continues at the Harvey County Courthouse these days:

▪️ Today (Thursday): 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
▫️ Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
▪️ Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
▫️ Monday: 8 a.m. to noon

After that, all voting will be done at poll sites across the county on Election Day, Nov. 3.
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Early voting wraps up Monday at noon.

If you want to vote early in person this election, there's just a few opportunities left to do that. Early in-person voting continues at the Harvey County Courthouse these days:

▪️ Today (Thursday): 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
▫️ Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
▪️ Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
▫️ Monday: 8 a.m. to noon

After that, all voting will be done at poll sites across the county on Election Day, Nov. 3.If you want to vote early in person this election, there's just a few opportunities left to do that. Early in-person voting continues at the Harvey County Courthouse these days:

▪️ Today (Thursday): 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
▫️ Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
▪️ Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
▫️ Monday: 8 a.m. to noon

After that, all voting will be done at poll sites across the county on Election Day, Nov. 3.
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If you want to vote early in person this election, theres just a few opportunities left to do that. Early in-person voting continues at the Harvey County Courthouse these days:

▪️ Today (Thursday): 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
▫️ Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
▪️ Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
▫️ Monday: 8 a.m. to noon

After that, all voting will be done at poll sites across the county on Election Day, Nov. 3.

Thanks for helping keep all of us safer!Another awesome turnout for Drug Take Back Day this past Saturday in Harvey County! We collected 113 pounds of prescriptions. Because of you, we're able to get those medications properly disposed of and prevent them from being misused, lost or stolen.

And special thanks to our local high schoolers in the STAND organization that came by to help out. They're doing great work to educate and encourage our schools and communities. Thank you!
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Thanks for helping keep all of us safer!

2 days ago

Harvey County

The weather this week has been prettttty rough. Here's a few pics from this past week on the trails at Harvey County Parks' West Park to remind you of some warmer times.Photos from Harvey County's post ... See moreSee less

Another awesome turnout for Drug Take Back Day this past Saturday in Harvey County! We collected 113 pounds of prescriptions. Because of you, we're able to get those medications properly disposed of and prevent them from being misused, lost or stolen.

And special thanks to our local high schoolers in the STAND organization that came by to help out. They're doing great work to educate and encourage our schools and communities. Thank you!Another awesome turnout for Drug Take Back Day this past Saturday in Harvey County! We collected 113 pounds of prescriptions. Because of you, we're able to get those medications properly disposed of and prevent them from being misused, lost or stolen.

And special thanks to our local high schoolers in the STAND organization that came by to help out. They're doing great work to educate and encourage our schools and communities. Thank you!
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Another awesome turnout for Drug Take Back Day this past Saturday in Harvey County! We collected 113 pounds of prescriptions. Because of you, were able to get those medications properly disposed of and prevent them from being misused, lost or stolen.

And special thanks to our local high schoolers in the STAND organization that came by to help out. Theyre doing great work to educate and encourage our schools and communities. Thank you!

Here's a look at voting stats in Harvey County through Tuesday, Oct. 27:

📬 4,953 advance-by-mail ballots have been returned
🗳 1,899 people have voted early in person at the Courthouse

That's out of 23,851 voters registered to vote in Harvey County. We're off to a great start!

If you requested an advance ballot by mail, those can be returned to an official drop box, brought in to the Clerk's Office, mailed back or taken to a poll site on Election Day.

Early in-person voting continues at the Courthouse.

Poll sites are open around the county on Election Day, Nov. 3.Here's a look at voting stats in Harvey County through Tuesday, Oct. 27:

📬 4,953 advance-by-mail ballots have been returned
🗳 1,899 people have voted early in person at the Courthouse

That's out of 23,851 voters registered to vote in Harvey County. We're off to a great start!

If you requested an advance ballot by mail, those can be returned to an official drop box, brought in to the Clerk's Office, mailed back or taken to a poll site on Election Day.

Early in-person voting continues at the Courthouse.

Poll sites are open around the county on Election Day, Nov. 3.
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Heres a look at voting stats in Harvey County through Tuesday, Oct. 27:

📬 4,953 advance-by-mail ballots have been returned
🗳 1,899 people have voted early in person at the Courthouse

Thats out of 23,851 voters registered to vote in Harvey County. Were off to a great start!

If you requested an advance ballot by mail, those can be returned to an official drop box, brought in to the Clerks Office, mailed back or taken to a poll site on Election Day.

Early in-person voting continues at the Courthouse. 

Poll sites are open around the county on Election Day, Nov. 3.

The flu season typically runs somewhere between October and March around here (the peak can change from year-to-year). That means now's the time to get your flu shot.

We're here to help. Give us a call at 316-283-1637 to set up an appointment here at the Health Department.The flu season typically runs somewhere between October and March around here (the peak can change from year-to-year). That means now's the time to get your flu shot.

We're here to help. Give us a call at 316-283-1637 to set up an appointment here at the Health Department.
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The flu season typically runs somewhere between October and March around here (the peak can change from year-to-year). That means nows the time to get your flu shot.

Were here to help. Give us a call at 316-283-1637 to set up an appointment here at the Health Department.

TODAY is the last day you can request an advance-by-mail ballot for the general election. You can do that by stopping in to the Clerk's Office, or by filling out the info online: ksvotes.org

Early in-person voting is still open at the Courthouse this week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It'll also be open this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and next Monday from 8 a.m. to noon.

Poll sites across the county are open on Election Day, Nov. 3.
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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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4 days ago

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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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

💊💊💊 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!
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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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