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(as of March 1)
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Total cases in Harvey County
(as of March 1)
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Update from NMC HealthUPDATED VISITOR RESTRICTIONS - AS OF MARCH 2, 2021

NMC HEALTH MEDICAL CENTER
Visitors are restricted – Patients may have TWO support people during their hospitalization, procedure, exam, etc. All visitors must be age 18 or older.

A support person is someone who the patient, or family if necessary, has identified to be very important to the patient getting medical care. NMC Health asks that these be the same people if the patient is in the hospital for multiple days.

Exceptions include the following:
-Requested Clergy
-The patient’s plan of care indicates differently to support a healing environment
-Visitors approved by House Supervisor or provider
If the patient is COVID-19+, NMC Health’s House Supervisor and Infection Control Officer must be consulted to determine if adequate safety precautions can be made to ensure the safety of the support person.

Approved visitors need to remain in the patient’s room or with the patient if able.

VISITATION HOURS
Patients and visitors may only enter the through the Emergency or Front entrances.

Front Entrance: Weekdays, 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

Emergency Entrance: Always open

NMC HEALTH CLINICS (IMMEDIATE CARE & SPECIALTY CARE CLINICS)
Visitors are restricted – To ensure social distancing protocols are followed, patients may not have a support person with them unless the patient is under 18 years old and/or has special needs.

ALL NMC HEALTH LOCATIONS
In addition to the above visitor restrictions, the following applies to all NMC Health locations:

All patients and support persons will be required to wear a mask upon entering NMC Health facilities.

Before entering any NMC Health location, patients and support persons will be required to have their temperature taken and answer screening questions for:

-Respiratory Symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath)
-Travel or mass gathering attendance in the last 14 days
-Close contact with a person that has suspected or confirmed COVID-19

Support persons with a fever of 100.4F or above, recent respiratory symptoms, and/or potential recent exposure to COVID-19 will receive further instructions and will be restricted from entering.

Virtual visits are encouraged, such as phone and video calls (Skype, Facetime, etc.). Patients may request a tablet to use from their nurse or case manager.

NMC Health reserves the right to change this policy without notification.
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Update from NMC Health

Check out the upcoming free virtual trainings being offered by the Kansas Suicide Prevention Resource Center. Sessions include Suicide Screening and Assessment, Suicide Intervention Skills: Basics, CALM and Suicide Safety at Home. Dates and times are on the attached flyer, to register click here: bit.ly/35mm2pk . #KsZeroSuicide #zerosuicide #KsPrevention ... See moreSee less

SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK 2021

Today starts Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kansas. We've had several people and organizations help us spread the message of severe weather safety in the past. We're revisiting some of those messages this week.

First up is Preparedness. Back in 2018, we talked with Chance Hayes, warning coordination meteorlogist at the National Weather Service office in Wichita, about ways you can receive important weather alerts and updates. It's important to have multiple ways to stay informed so you can stay safe during severe weather.

Severe Weather Awareness Week 2021 includes:
- Monday: Preparedness
- Tuesday: Tornado Safety
- Wednesday: Lightning Safety
- Thursday: Hail and Wind Safety
- Friday: Flood Safety

National Weather Service on ways to get weather information
National Weather Service on ways to get weather information
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CS2021 Election - Rod Kreie filed a candidate declaration for the office of Newton City Commission. ... See moreSee less

Rest in peace, Levi. 💙🖤Photos from Harvey County Sheriff's Office's post ... See moreSee less

Final call Newton PD Sgt Levi Minkevitch broadcast by Harvey County Communications Shift Supervisor Monica Leonard.

Final Call NPD 39
Final Call NPD 39
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Today we say goodbye to a friend and brother. Rest in Peace Levi, we miss you so much. ... See moreSee less

The funeral for Newton Police Department Sgt. Levi Minkevitch is Friday. Many of our deputies will be attending the procession and services scheduled throughout the day. If you see our neighbors from the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office and the Kansas Highway Patrol in Newton and throughout Harvey County during that time, it's because they're helping cover law enforcement in the county so that we can spend our time honoring Levi. There's nothing quite like having law enforcement friends willing to help out anytime you need them - which sounds a lot like the person we're paying our respects to tomorrow.

Here is more information on Levi's services from the Newton Police Department:

Funeral services for Sgt. Levi Minkevitch are private; however, the family would like to provide the community an opportunity to pay their respects by lining the processional route during Levi’s final patrol.

The procession will begin near SE 14th and Kansas at approximately 11:45 AM on Friday, Feb. 26. The procession will continue north to N Main and then east on East Broadway. Community members are invited to line the procession route to show support to Levi, his family, and the law enforcement community.The funeral for Newton Police Department Sgt. Levi Minkevitch is Friday. Many of our deputies will be attending the procession and services scheduled throughout the day. If you see our neighbors from the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office and the Kansas Highway Patrol in Newton and throughout Harvey County during that time, it's because they're helping cover law enforcement in the county so that we can spend our time honoring Levi. There's nothing quite like having law enforcement friends willing to help out anytime you need them - which sounds a lot like the person we're paying our respects to tomorrow.

Here is more information on Levi's services from the Newton Police Department:

Funeral services for Sgt. Levi Minkevitch are private; however, the family would like to provide the community an opportunity to pay their respects by lining the processional route during Levi’s final patrol.

The procession will begin near SE 14th and Kansas at approximately 11:45 AM on Friday, Feb. 26. The procession will continue north to N Main and then east on East Broadway. Community members are invited to line the procession route to show support to Levi, his family, and the law enforcement community.
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The funeral for Newton Police Department Sgt. Levi Minkevitch is Friday. Many of our deputies will be attending the procession and services scheduled throughout the day. If you see our neighbors from the Sedgwick County Sheriffs Office and the Kansas Highway Patrol in Newton and throughout Harvey County during that time, its because theyre helping cover law enforcement in the county so that we can spend our time honoring Levi. Theres nothing quite like having law enforcement friends willing to help out anytime you need them - which sounds a lot like the person were paying our respects to tomorrow.

Here is more information on Levis services from the Newton Police Department: 

Funeral services for Sgt. Levi Minkevitch are private; however, the family would like to provide the community an opportunity to pay their respects by lining the processional route during Levi’s final patrol. 

The procession will begin near SE 14th and Kansas at approximately 11:45 AM on Friday, Feb. 26. The procession will continue north to N Main and then east on East Broadway. Community members are invited to line the procession route to show support to Levi, his family, and the law enforcement community.

5 days ago

Harvey County

#HesstonStrong ❤️🤍🖤Five years ago, a gunman killed three people and injured several others in an incident that began in Newton and ended at Excel Industries in Hesston. The actions were unconscionable and unspeakably tragic, leaving a scar many people in our communities still feel to this day. Our thoughts continue to be with the victims and their families.

There are few silver linings to an event like this. However, the event showed that heroes are among us, ready to respond in the darkest of moments. It showed the resilience of our community support systems. And it showed that the people of Harvey County are always ready to help one another when we need it most.

We are #Hesstonstrong, today and every day.
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#HesstonStrong ❤️🤍🖤

Five years ago, a gunman killed three people and injured several others in an incident that began in Newton and ended at Excel Industries in Hesston. The actions were unconscionable and unspeakably tragic, leaving a scar many people in our communities still feel to this day. Our thoughts continue to be with the victims and their families.

There are few silver linings to an event like this. However, the event showed that heroes are among us, ready to respond in the darkest of moments. It showed the resilience of our community support systems. And it showed that the people of Harvey County are always ready to help one another when we need it most.

We are #HesstonStrong, today and every day.
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Five years ago, a gunman killed three people and injured several others in an incident that began in Newton and ended at Excel Industries in Hesston. The actions were unconscionable and unspeakably tragic, leaving a scar many people in our communities still feel to this day. Our thoughts continue to be with the victims and their families.

There are few silver linings to an event like this. However, the event showed that heroes are among us, ready to respond in the darkest of moments. It showed the resilience of our community support systems. And it showed that the people of Harvey County are always ready to help one another when we need it most. 

We are #Hesstonstrong, today and every day.

5 days ago

Harvey County

Statewide tornado drill is next week 🗓🌪Severe Weather Awareness Week is next week, March 1-5. That includes the statewide tornado drill, scheduled for March 2 at 10 a.m.

We encourage all residents and businesses to recognize the importance of the tornado drill, but we also understand the need to keep COVID-19 precautions in mind. It's not ideal to gather everyone into one room, but at least consider communicating and reviewing your organization's shelter options with your employees and staff, whether that's at their work stations, email, or however best fits your capabilities.

It's a great reminder with the spring storm season just around the corner!
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Statewide tornado drill is next week 🗓🌪

6 days ago

Harvey County Emergency Management

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Severe Weather Awareness Week is next week, March 1-5. That includes the statewide tornado drill, scheduled for March 2 at 10 a.m.

We encourage all residents and businesses to recognize the importance of the tornado drill, but we also understand the need to keep COVID-19 precautions in mind. It's not ideal to gather everyone into one room, but at least consider communicating and reviewing your organization's shelter options with your employees and staff, whether that's at their work stations, email, or however best fits your capabilities.

It's a great reminder with the spring storm season just around the corner!Severe Weather Awareness Week is next week, March 1-5. That includes the statewide tornado drill, scheduled for March 2 at 10 a.m.

We encourage all residents and businesses to recognize the importance of the tornado drill, but we also understand the need to keep COVID-19 precautions in mind. It's not ideal to gather everyone into one room, but at least consider communicating and reviewing your organization's shelter options with your employees and staff, whether that's at their work stations, email, or however best fits your capabilities.

It's a great reminder with the spring storm season just around the corner!
... See moreSee less

Severe Weather Awareness Week is next week, March 1-5. That includes the statewide tornado drill, scheduled for March 2 at 10 a.m.

We encourage all residents and businesses to recognize the importance of the tornado drill, but we also understand the need to keep COVID-19 precautions in mind. Its not ideal to gather everyone into one room, but at least consider communicating and reviewing your organizations shelter options with your employees and staff, whether thats at their work stations, email, or however best fits your capabilities. 

Its a great reminder with the spring storm season just around the corner!

6 days ago

Healthy Harvey Coalition

Another video from Dr. Mike!

#bcbskspathways#bcbskspathways

HMC Med Kitchen | Episode 3: Roasted Pork Loin & Fall Veggies
HMC Med Kitchen | Episode 3: Roasted Pork Loin & Fall Veggies
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Virtual movie and panel - sounds like a great way to get motivated for spring biking! ... See moreSee less

Thinking about doing a container garden or putting in some raised beds this year? Check this out!

#kdhecdrr #healthyKS #bcbskspathways
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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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