An additional 113 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Friday in Wyandotte County, and 929 in Kansas, according to health officials. The increases were reported as a new mandatory mask order took effect Friday statewide.
There were 2,449 total cumulative cases at 1 p.m. Friday, compared to 2,336 cases on Thursday.
Eighty-four total cumulative deaths were reported on Friday in Wyandotte County, up one from Thursday, according to the website.
Kansas reported 15,919 cumulative total COVID-19 cases on Friday morning, an increase of 929 since July 1, two days ago, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s COVID-19 webpage.
Gov. Laura Kelly announced a mandatory mask order that took effect on Friday statewide. Counties may opt out of the mask order. Wyandotte County and Johnson County have implemented the mask order.
Wyandotte County residents are expected to follow the governor’s mask order to wear masks in public places, according to local officials. Under the order, businesses and organizations must require individuals entering their space to wear masks. Residents should also wear masks in other public areas, with some exemptions listed in the order.
Health officials urged residents to wear masks in public, wash their hands, physically distance at least 6 feet from those who are not in their households, and practice good hygiene.
The CDC stated on its website that the percentage of tests that were positive for COVID-19 increased from last week.
The percentage of positive tests nationally increased last week, driven by increases in seven regions, according to the CDC. The south central part of the country was greater than 15 percent of the positive tests this past week; the southeast and southwest areas were 10 percent to 15 percent; and the Midwest, central, New York and Pacific Northwest areas reported 4 to 6 percent.
Greater number of recent Wyandotte County cases were in Zip Code 66102
The UG’s COVID-19 webpage reported new case numbers in Wyandotte County by Zip Codes in the past 14 days: There were 179 cases in 66102; 116 cases in 66101; 90 cases in 66104; 61 cases in 66106; 55 cases in 66103; 45 cases in 66109; 35 cases in 66105; 29 cases in 66012; and 12 cases in 66112.
Upcoming pop-up test schedule
Pop-up tests are scheduled during July, according to the UG Health Department. The free pop-up tests are coordinated through the Wyandotte County Health Equity Task Force.
- All Saints Parish, 811 Vermont Ave., KCK, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 7, 14, 21, and 28.
- Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 16 S. Iowa St., KCK, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 9 and July 23.
- Quindaro Community Center, 2627 Brown Ave., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 16 and 23.
- Oak Ridge Baptist Church, 9301 Parallel Parkway, KCK, July 20 and 27.
- Zotung Christian Church, 5010 Parallel Parkway, KCK, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 22 and 29.
Special tests for people experiencing homelessness are planned:
- Cross-Lines, 736 Shawnee Ave., KCK, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. July 23 and 24.
- Frank Williams Outreach Center, 1201 N. 7th St., KCK, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 23 and 24.
Free tests are also held on weekday afternoons at the Health Department’s parking lot at 6th and Ann. Details on these tests and other tests available in Wyandotte County are at visit https://wyandotte-county-covid-19-hub-unifiedgov.hub.arcgis.com/pages/what-to-do-if-you-think-you-have-covid-19, or call 3-1-1.
The governor’s executive order on masks is at https://governor.kansas.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/20200702093130003.pdf.
The governor’s news release on the new mask order is at https://governor.kansas.gov/governor-laura-kelly-signs-executive-order-mandating-masks-in-public-spaces/.
The Wyandotte County mask order is at https://www.wycokck.org/WycoKCK/media/Health-Department/Documents/Communicable%20Disease/COVID19/06272020LocalHealthOfficerOrderRegardingMasks.pdf.
A news release on the Wyandotte County mask order is at https://www.wycokck.org/WycoKCK/media/Health-Department/Documents/Communicable%20Disease/COVID19/06272020PressReleaseLHORequiresPublicToWearMasks.pdf.
Wyandotte County now has posted an application for nonprofits, government agencies, school districts and businesses in Wyandotte County that want to apply for CARES Act funding. The web address is https://us.openforms.com/Form/6273fe80-8bba-4c18-b4e7-e551096d8a83.
For information on how to make an easy no-sew mask, visit http://wyandottedaily.com/how-to-make-a-no-sew-cloth-mask/.
For more information about COVID-19 testing, including other sites, visit https://wyandotte-county-covid-19-hub-unifiedgov.hub.arcgis.com/pages/what-to-do-if-you-think-you-have-covid-19. Residents also may call 3-1-1 for more information about testing.
The state’s COVID-19 test page is at https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/280/COVID-19-Testing.
Residents may visit the UG COVID-19 website at https://alpha.wycokck.org/Coronavirus-COVID-19-Information or call 311 for more information.
Wyandotte County is currently under Phase 3. See covid.ks.gov.
The state plan’s frequently asked questions page is at https://covid.ks.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Reopening-FAQ_5.19.2020_Final.pdf.
The CDC’s COVID-19 web page is at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.