Positive COVID-19 cases increase by 141 in Wyandotte County

Wyandotte County positive COVID-19 cases went up 141 from 1 p.m. Friday to 1 p.m. Saturday, according to figures from the Unified Government COVID-19 webpage. (From UG COVID-19 webpage)
COVID-19 case numbers by date in Wyandotte County have shown a general increase in the last few weeks. (UG COVID_19 website)
The seven-day rolling average of positive cases in Wyandotte County showed a rise, then a slight decline recently. (UG COVID-19 website)

Wyandotte County positive COVID-19 cases went up 141 from 1 p.m. Friday to 1 p.m. Saturday, according to figures from the Unified Government COVID-19 webpage.

Cases were reported at 2,939 on Saturday afternoon, an increase of 141 from Friday afternoon. There were no new deaths, as that total number remained the same, 87.

Piper school district reports athlete tests positive for COVID-19

The Piper school district has notified students and residents that a student-athlete has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to an announcement posted on the Piper school district website, the athlete is doing well, and had stopped going to activities more than a week ago when symptoms first appeared.

According to the district, precautionary measures were taken with athletes who were in direct contact with the student. The team did not have any connections with other activities.

Testing offered

Testing is offered at the UG Health Department parking lot, 6th and Ann, on Mondays through Fridays. New hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. The free tests are for those who live and work in Wyandotte County, and who have symptoms or who have been exposed to COVID_19.

There are also pop-up tests available during the week through the Health Equity Task Force.

Wyandotte County is currently under the governor’s mask order and is under the Phase 3 of the state’s Ad Astra reopening plan.

More information is at wycokck.org/COVID-19 or call 311.

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 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.

According to the UG Health Department, workers who have tested positive in the past do not have to have a negative test in order to return to work, if they stayed home in isolation for at least 10 days after symptoms stopped. (UG Health Department graphic)

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