Total cases in Kansas
(as of May 7)
310,582
Total cases in Harvey County
(as of May 7)
3,632
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ICYMI: Local health professionals from the Health Department, NMC Health and Health Ministries answered several questions regarding COVID-19 vaccines at a forum this week.

If you want to hear the answer to a specific question, jump to these spots in the video:

🔹 1:55 - COVID-19 cases are down from their peak. Why is a vaccine necessary?
🔹 5:49 - Do COVID-19 vaccines reduce the severity of COVID-19 cases?
🔹 7:31 - Is there transportation assistance available for COVID-19 testing or vaccination?
🔹 9:23 - If younger people are less likely to develop severe COVID-19 symptoms, why is it necessary for them to get a vaccine?
🔹 12:55 - What happened with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause, and are there associated risks with that vaccine?
🔹 14:45 - What is the mortality rate for COVID-19?
🔹 16:12 - How were the COVID-19 vaccines developed quickly? What is an mRNA vaccine?
🔹 20:07 - What helped with developing the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines quickly?
🔹 22:39 - Can mRNA vaccines alter DNA?
🔹 23:45 - How can you decide which of the three COVID-19 vaccines that have received emergency use authorization is best for you?
🔹 25:10 - Where are vaccines available in Harvey County?
🔹 26:01 - If you've received a COVID-19 vaccine, how do you have a conversation about the vaccines with someone who is unsure or concerned about getting the vaccine themselves?
🔹 30:05 - If I've had COVID-19, is it necessary for me to get a COVID-19 vaccine?
🔹 30:50 - How does a higher vaccination rate benefit local health organizations?
🔹 32:53 - Information regarding COVID-19 has evolved throughout the pandemic. How do we know information is accurate today?
🔹 36:28 - What precautions are recommended around others if you both are vaccinated, or not vaccinated?
🔹 41:47 - What is the difference between a vaccine having full approval or having an emergency use authorization?
🔹 44:07 - What are the common side effects of the COVID-19 vaccines?
🔹 48:56 - Have there been any severe reactions to COVID-19 vaccines in Harvey County?
🔹 51:32 - How does the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines compare to that of vaccines for other diseases?
🔹 52:55 - Why do you feel it is important to get vaccinated?
🔹 55:26 - If I have additional questions, who can I contact for more information?
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Thanking all nurses for their dedication to us, their patients. ... See moreSee less

Thanking all nurses for their dedication to us, their patients.

This week (May 2-8) is National Correctional Officers Week. This week gives us an opportunity to recognize and thank the men and women that work in the Harvey County Detention Center.

Our detention deputies are tasked with oversight of inmates, but their role goes beyond that. They are caretakers, from providing meals to helping with medical needs to facilitating rehabilitation programs.

We appreciate all the roles our detention deputies fulfill each day and night. Thank you!
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This week (May 2-8) is National Correctional Officers Week. This week gives us an opportunity to recognize and thank the men and women that work in the Harvey County Detention Center. 

Our detention deputies are tasked with oversight of inmates, but their role goes beyond that. They are caretakers, from providing meals to helping with medical needs to facilitating rehabilitation programs.  

We appreciate all the roles our detention deputies fulfill each day and night. Thank you!

Don't let tobacco control you. #icovidquit Call 1-800-Quit-Now ... See moreSee less

Be weather aware this weekend...

This report for Saturday (5/8) is from the National Weather Service at 5:00AM, May 7, 2021.
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Be weather aware this weekend...

This report for Saturday (5/8) is from the National Weather Service at 5:00AM, May 7, 2021.

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Updated travel-related quarantine information from the KDHE.Photos from Kansas Department of Health and Environment's post ... See moreSee less

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Excited about this! Another chance to experience nature in Newton!Another step in the R. Michael Rhoades Wetlands Park project: Central Kansas Region of Ducks Unlimited performed onsite surveys this week in preparation for the wetland basin excavation this summer. The Park should be completed in late 2022.

Watch this space for updates!

Newton, KS City Government
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Excited about this!  Another chance to experience nature in Newton!

Local COVID-19 vaccine forum. Local health professionals answering your questions or concerns to help you make the decision that's right for you. ... See moreSee less

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COVID-19 vaccine forum with health professionals here in Harvey County! Happy to answer your questions! ... See moreSee less

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Tonight, starting at 6 p.m.!If you still have a few questions or concerns about the COVID-19 vaccines - or you just want to share information from your local health professionals - we encourage you to check this out tonight at 6 p.m. It'll be live on the Harvey County Now Facebook page (and we'll share it over here, too). This is an easy, convenient way to get your questions answered before you consider making an appointment for a vaccination! ... See moreSee less

Tonight, starting at 6 p.m.!

A couple friends meeting up to log some midweek relaxation at East Park ... 🦆🦆 ... See moreSee less

A couple friends meeting up to log some midweek relaxation at East Park ... 🦆🦆

The #ladybug larvae are back! Thank you for taking care of the aphids, fruit flies and mites, little friend! ... See moreSee less

Just one of our great local fire departments here in Harvey County. Thank you for your dedication.Photos from Hesston Fire/EMS's post ... See moreSee less

We had a fantastic turnout for our local National Prescription Drug Take Back Day event on April 24, collecting 175 pounds of medications. Thank you to everyone that stopped by to help make it a success.

With everything tallied up across the nation, local law enforcement agencies helped gather 839,543 pounds of prescriptions to be properly and safely disposed of. That's 420 TONS! That makes our communities safer, preventing these prescriptions from being misused, lost or stolen.

Drug Take Back Day is held twice each year. Our next one is in October!We had a fantastic turnout for our local National Prescription Drug Take Back Day event on April 24, collecting 175 pounds of medications. Thank you to everyone that stopped by to help make it a success.

With everything tallied up across the nation, local law enforcement agencies helped gather 839,543 pounds of prescriptions to be properly and safely disposed of. That's 420 TONS! That makes our communities safer, preventing these prescriptions from being misused, lost or stolen.

Drug Take Back Day is held twice each year. Our next one is in October!
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We had a fantastic turnout for our local National Prescription Drug Take Back Day event on April 24, collecting 175 pounds of medications. Thank you to everyone that stopped by to help make it a success. 

With everything tallied up across the nation, local law enforcement agencies helped gather 839,543 pounds of prescriptions to be properly and safely disposed of. Thats 420 TONS! That makes our communities safer, preventing these prescriptions from being misused, lost or stolen.

Drug Take Back Day is held twice each year. Our next one is in October!
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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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