Total cases in Kansas
(as of Aug. 10)
31,730
Total cases in Harvey County
(as of Aug. 10)
210
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We have 13 new COVID-19 cases in our county. Four individuals met recovery criteria today. We're at 37 active cases.

Please wash your hands, practice social distance and wear a face mask.The Harvey County Health Department has confirmed 13 new cases of COVID-19 in Harvey County. The confirmed cases include:

▪️ A female in her 80s. She is hospitalized. She is a close contact in the family unit of a known active case.
▪️ A female in her 60s. This case is under investigation.
▪️ A female in her 50s. She is a close contact in the family unit of a known active case.
▪️ A female in her 40s. She is a close contact in the family unit of a known active case.
▪️ A female in her 40s. She is a close contact in the family unit of a known active case.
▪️ A male in his 80s. He is hospitalized. This case is under investigation.
▪️ A male in his 60s. This case is under investigation.
▪️ A male in his 60s. He is a close contact of a known active case.
▪️ A male in his 40s. He is a close contact in the family unit of a known active case.
▪️ A male in his 40s. He is a close contact of a known active case.
▪️ A male in his 20s. He is a close contact in the family unit of a known active case.
▪️ A male between 10-and-19 years old. He is a close contact of a known active case.
▪️ A male between 10-and-19 years old. He is a close contact in the family unit of a known active case.

We have had 200 COVID-19 cases to date, including 194 confirmed cases and six probable cases. There are 37 known active cases in Harvey County, including four individuals that met recovery criteria today. Five individuals are hospitalized.

There have been 3,682 tests for COVID-19 conducted in Harvey County.

More statistics can be found here: www.harveycounty.com/covid19stats

We have had several cases of COVID-19 spread within family homes. That's not uncommon. Staying distanced within a home is especially challenging, we know. But if you or someone in your home is positive for COVID-19, please do what you can to reduce potential exposures. We are able to help coordinate food and other resources through local organizations if needed. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has several useful tips for caregiving if someone in your home has COVID-19: www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/DocumentCenter/View/112/Caring-for-COVID-19-Infected-People--Preventin...

Please frequently wash your hands or use hand sanitizer, practice social distance and wear a face cover when social distance cannot be maintained.
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We have 13 new COVID-19 cases in our county. Four individuals met recovery criteria today. Were at 37 active cases.

Please wash your hands, practice social distance and wear a face mask.

3 days ago

Harvey County

The Harvey County Health Department has confirmed 13 new cases of COVID-19 in Harvey County. The confirmed cases include:

▪️ A female in her 80s. She is hospitalized. She is a close contact in the family unit of a known active case.
▪️ A female in her 60s. This case is under investigation.
▪️ A female in her 50s. She is a close contact in the family unit of a known active case.
▪️ A female in her 40s. She is a close contact in the family unit of a known active case.
▪️ A female in her 40s. She is a close contact in the family unit of a known active case.
▪️ A male in his 80s. He is hospitalized. This case is under investigation.
▪️ A male in his 60s. This case is under investigation.
▪️ A male in his 60s. He is a close contact of a known active case.
▪️ A male in his 40s. He is a close contact in the family unit of a known active case.
▪️ A male in his 40s. He is a close contact of a known active case.
▪️ A male in his 20s. He is a close contact in the family unit of a known active case.
▪️ A male between 10-and-19 years old. He is a close contact of a known active case.
▪️ A male between 10-and-19 years old. He is a close contact in the family unit of a known active case.

We have had 200 COVID-19 cases to date, including 194 confirmed cases and six probable cases. There are 37 known active cases in Harvey County, including four individuals that met recovery criteria today. Five individuals are hospitalized.

There have been 3,682 tests for COVID-19 conducted in Harvey County.

More statistics can be found here: www.harveycounty.com/covid19stats

We have had several cases of COVID-19 spread within family homes. That's not uncommon. Staying distanced within a home is especially challenging, we know. But if you or someone in your home is positive for COVID-19, please do what you can to reduce potential exposures. We are able to help coordinate food and other resources through local organizations if needed. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has several useful tips for caregiving if someone in your home has COVID-19: www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/DocumentCenter/View/112/Caring-for-COVID-19-Infected-People--Preventin...

Please frequently wash your hands or use hand sanitizer, practice social distance and wear a face cover when social distance cannot be maintained.
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The Harvey County Health Department has confirmed 13 new cases of COVID-19 in Harvey County. The confirmed cases include: 

▪️ A female in her 80s. She is hospitalized. She is a close contact in the family unit of a known active case.
▪️ A female in her 60s. This case is under investigation. 
▪️ A female in her 50s. She is a close contact in the family unit of a known active case. 
▪️ A female in her 40s. She is a close contact in the family unit of a known active case.
▪️ A female in her 40s. She is a close contact in the family unit of a known active case.
▪️ A male in his 80s. He is hospitalized. This case is under investigation. 
▪️ A male in his 60s. This case is under investigation. 
▪️ A male in his 60s. He is a close contact of a known active case. 
▪️ A male in his 40s. He is a close contact in the family unit of a known active case.
▪️ A male in his 40s. He is a close contact of a known active case.
▪️ A male in his 20s. He is a close contact in the family unit of a known active case.
▪️ A male between 10-and-19 years old. He is a close contact of a known active case.
▪️ A male between 10-and-19 years old. He is a close contact in the family unit of a known active case.

We have had 200 COVID-19 cases to date, including 194 confirmed cases and six probable cases. There are 37 known active cases in Harvey County, including four individuals that met recovery criteria today. Five individuals are hospitalized. 

There have been 3,682 tests for COVID-19 conducted in Harvey County. 

More statistics can be found here: https://www.harveycounty.com/covid19stats

We have had several cases of COVID-19 spread within family homes. Thats not uncommon. Staying distanced within a home is especially challenging, we know. But if you or someone in your home is positive for COVID-19, please do what you can to reduce potential exposures. We are able to help coordinate food and other resources through local organizations if needed. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has several useful tips for caregiving if someone in your home has COVID-19: https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/DocumentCenter/View/112/Caring-for-COVID-19-Infected-People--Preventing-Transmission-in-Homes-PDF---3-26-20?fbclid=IwAR2-U2Ze5H-lEtqDEEQ2_Qus31Cp97N1VGA7pXOVqyYVzbIee5FAyx5WWTk

Please frequently wash your hands or use hand sanitizer, practice social distance and wear a face cover when social distance cannot be maintained.

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Thanks for your work. As a community we need to do better.

July 14: 41 known active cases. 2 individuals are hospitalized. July 31: 31 known active cases. 1 individual is hospitalized. Aug 7: 37 known active cases 5 individuals are hospitalized. How have masks made a difference? We don't have a statistically lower number of active cases and more hospitalizations. I can tell you they have impacted our spending habits and businesses are feeling the impact. People hate going out. People in the grocery store are angry and miserable because they know just putting any cloth over their face is doing nothing to actually protect their health. Please resend the mandatory mask order and make mask a personal health decision.

Isn't Harvey co under the mask mandate? And its getting worse? I mean slightly worse. The numbers are actually pretty good.

I don't like the words "Under Investigation " sounds like you're trying to pin it on someone 🤔

Ya all also should realize harvey county is thee smallest county in the state of Kansas.

Wait for the fair goers!!! Unleash the hounds!

I thought the masks were going to save us all??

not everyone wearing masks!

Wow we

So just over 3800 tests done and only 37 current active cases and 5 hospitalized. I think those are pretty good numbers (if actually accurate).

So 10% of Harvey county has been tested and less then that have had it hmmm sounds like those numbers are trying to scare you.

4 days ago

Harvey County

The Harvey County Health Department has confirmed a cluster of COVID-19 cases at the Newton Presbyterian Manor retirement facility.

The cluster includes five staff members and one resident confirmed to have COVID-19. These individuals have been isolated.

Cases were identified through staff and resident testing conducted by Presbyterian Manor and the Health Department after an employee was confirmed to have COVID-19. There were 185 combined staff and residents tested.

Presbyterian Manor, in conjunction with the Health Department, will continue to monitor the health of staff and residents. The cluster will be considered active until there are 28 consecutive days - two incubation periods - without positive cases.

This is the second COVID-19 cluster identified in a long-term care facility in Harvey County. A previous COVID-19 cluster was confirmed at the Schowalter Villa retirement facility in Hesston as of July 16.

We have had 187 COVID-19 cases to date in the county, including 181 confirmed and six probable cases. There are 34 known active cases. Three individuals remain hospitalized.
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The Harvey County Health Department has confirmed a cluster of COVID-19 cases at the Newton Presbyterian Manor retirement facility. 

The cluster includes five staff members and one resident confirmed to have COVID-19. These individuals have been isolated. 

Cases were identified through staff and resident testing conducted by Presbyterian Manor and the Health Department after an employee was confirmed to have COVID-19. There were 185 combined staff and residents tested.

Presbyterian Manor, in conjunction with the Health Department, will continue to monitor the health of staff and residents. The cluster will be considered active until there are 28 consecutive days - two incubation periods - without positive cases.

This is the second COVID-19 cluster identified in a long-term care facility in Harvey County. A previous COVID-19 cluster was confirmed at the Schowalter Villa retirement facility in Hesston as of July 16.

We have had 187 COVID-19 cases to date in the county, including 181 confirmed and six probable cases. There are 34 known active cases. Three individuals remain hospitalized.

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This is a top notch facility with great residents and staff! Pray for the continued isolation of residents and extra work of the staff this causes. Everyone wants this to pass quickly. All need endurance!

Yes my sister works there and bow has to be tested for the second time. They don't have all their results back yet from the first test. So could be more positives yet to come.

Prayers to the staff and residents 🙏

Sending my love to Grandma Eunice. ❤🤗 Try hard everyone, lives depend on it.

Bryce Hansen

Hydroxychloroquine

Health Department will open at 10:30AM today
Thursday, August 6.
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5 days ago

Harvey County

The Harvey County Health Department has confirmed 12 new cases of COVID-19 in Harvey County. The confirmed cases include:

▪️ A female in her 80s. She is a close contact of a known active case.
▪️ A female in her 60s. She is a close contact of a known active case.
▪️ A female in her 50s. Her source of exposure is unknown.
▪️ A female in her 30s. She is a close contact of a known active case.
▪️ A female in her 20s. She is a close contact of a known active case.
▪️ A female between 10-and-19 years old. She is a close contact of a known active case.
▪️ A female between 10-and-19 years old. She is a close contact of a known active case.
▪️ A female between 10-and-19 years old. She is a close contact of a known active case.
▪️ A male in his 40s. He is a close contact of a known active case.
▪️ A male in his 30s. This case is under investigation.
▪️ A male in his 20s. He is a close contact of a known active case.
▪️ A male under 10 years old. He is hospitalized. He is a close contact of a known active case.

The Health Department will regularly monitor the health of the individuals, as well as follow up on all close contacts.

We have had 187 COVID-19 cases to date, including 181 confirmed and six probable cases. There are 34 known active cases in Harvey County. Three individuals are hospitalized.

As of July 10, it was determined there was community spread of COVID-19 in Harvey County. That means there are individuals infected with COVID-19 in the area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.

Please do your part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Washing your hands frequently, practicing social distance and wearing a face mask can all help keep you, your loved ones and your community healthy.
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The Harvey County Health Department has confirmed 12 new cases of COVID-19 in Harvey County. The confirmed cases include: 

▪️ A female in her 80s. She is a close contact of a known active case.
▪️ A female in her 60s. She is a close contact of a known active case. 
▪️ A female in her 50s. Her source of exposure is unknown.
▪️ A female in her 30s. She is a close contact of a known active case. 
▪️ A female in her 20s. She is a close contact of a known active case. 
▪️ A female between 10-and-19 years old. She is a close contact of a known active case. 
▪️ A female between 10-and-19 years old. She is a close contact of a known active case. 
▪️ A female between 10-and-19 years old. She is a close contact of a known active case. 
▪️ A male in his 40s. He is a close contact of a known active case.
▪️ A male in his 30s. This case is under investigation. 
▪️ A male in his 20s. He is a close contact of a known active case.
▪️ A male under 10 years old. He is hospitalized. He is a close contact of a known active case.

The Health Department will regularly monitor the health of the individuals, as well as follow up on all close contacts.

We have had 187 COVID-19 cases to date, including 181 confirmed and six probable cases. There are 34 known active cases in Harvey County. Three individuals are hospitalized. 

As of July 10, it was determined there was community spread of COVID-19 in Harvey County. That means there are individuals infected with COVID-19 in the area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.

Please do your part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Washing your hands frequently, practicing social distance and wearing a face mask can all help keep you, your loved ones and your community healthy.

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🙏🙏🙏🙏 for all and hope the little boy in the hospital recovers quickly 💔😔

Are the mask freedom fighters still running around yelling about freedom or did they make the list yet? #wearit

Why don't we have any local doctors talking about treatments? There are treatments for respiratory illnesses. Our family has had experience with different pediatricians and their approach to respiratory illness. Early treatment is everything. If you or child is diagnosed with covid and your doctor says go home and take tylonel get a new doctor immediately!

An under 10 year old is hospitalized

So, having the county fair was a good idea....???

As of Thursday morning the dashboard shows these new cases but all other numbers seem to not yet include this update. Gets a little confusing.

Wish you would keep the link to the dashboard in these updates.

Newton medical is bankin

Follow up on close contacts not happening

The look ismm Go to harveycountycovid19dashboard

😥

Wow

So sad

The remodel of the Law Enforcement Center is still moving right along. We're getting closer and closer to the finished product. The entryway and lobby have been getting a lot of the focus the past few weeks, including improving the sidewalk, steps and ADA ramp. Here's a before and after pic of the progress outside. ... See moreSee less

The remodel of the Law Enforcement Center is still moving right along. Were getting closer and closer to the finished product. The entryway and lobby have been getting a lot of the focus the past few weeks, including improving the sidewalk, steps and ADA ramp. Heres a before and after pic of the progress outside.Image attachment

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It's looking good!

👍👍

We've had 1,750 people vote in the primary election at poll sites across the county so far today (plus 611 more that did early in-person voting).

There's still time to vote today! Poll sites are open until 7 p.m.
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Harvey County

It’s Election Day for the primary. Polls open across the county til 7 p.m.Poll sites are open across Harvey County for the primary election! Polling locations are open until 7 p.m. Come vote, get a sticker!

If you want to double-check your poll site before you go, you can do that here: hvco.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=577d7647b65440d4991b0b3404af4412

Results will start to become available after poll sites close. Here's our local results page: results.enr.clarityelections.com/KS/Harvey/104641/web.255599/#/summary
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It’s Election Day for the primary. Polls open across the county til 7 p.m.

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That’s a pretty rad scar on that finger.

Poll sites are open across Harvey County for the primary election! Polling locations are open until 7 p.m. Come vote, get a sticker!

If you want to double-check your poll site before you go, you can do that here: hvco.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=577d7647b65440d4991b0b3404af4412

Results will start to become available after poll sites close. Here's our local results page: results.enr.clarityelections.com/KS/Harvey/104641/web.255599/#/summary
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Poll sites are open across Harvey County for the primary election! Polling locations are open until 7 p.m. Come vote, get a sticker!

If you want to double-check your poll site before you go, you can do that here: https://hvco.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=577d7647b65440d4991b0b3404af4412 

Results will start to become available after poll sites close. Heres our local results page: https://results.enr.clarityelections.com/KS/Harvey/104641/web.255599/#/summary

Farm & Food Council meets on Monday, August 3, 4:00PM.

Due to space limitations, contact the health department if you wish to participate by phone.
316-283-1637.
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Early in-person voting for the primary election wrapped up at noon today. We had 611 people come in to vote early. Thanks to all of you that have already cast your ballot in this election.

Poll sites for the primary are open throughout the county Tuesday, Aug. 4 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

If you're unsure of your polling place, you can find it here: hvco.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=577d7647b65440d4991b0b3404af4412

You can also find sample ballots for the primary here: www.hvcoksvote.com/upcoming-elections
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Early in-person voting for the primary election wrapped up at noon today. We had 611 people come in to vote early. Thanks to all of you that have already cast your ballot in this election.

Poll sites for the primary are open throughout the county Tuesday, Aug. 4 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

If youre unsure of your polling place, you can find it here: https://hvco.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=577d7647b65440d4991b0b3404af4412

You can also find sample ballots for the primary here: https://www.hvcoksvote.com/upcoming-elections

Farm & Food Council meets on Monday, August 3, 4:00PM.

Due to space limitations, contact the health department if you wish to participate by phone.
316-283-1637.
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To celebrate Kielice Holsey's one-year work anniversary, she's the lucky selection for this month's Know Your Deputy video. Kielice is a deputy for our Detention Center. After a few challenges in her youth, Kielice found an interest in helping others navigate through similar situations as a law enforcement officer.

Sheriff Chad Gay talks with Kielice about her pathway into law enforcement (1:42), how past challenges help her in her career now (3:07), and her hobbies - including art, family and Bible journaling (4:28).
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Wish they wouldn’t have cut you off! Thank you for your courage in being transparent about your life and your faith! Much respect!

Love this story and love her she is such an awesome person with a big heart!!!

Love this...thank you for sharing!

I love this story ❤❤❤

Glove these segments! Thanks for sharing!

Interesting life story.

Sway HarveyCommunity Baby Shower
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Hey Mamas! This event is happening and nothing is stopping us this time around. Join us on Tuesday for a Zoom call to learn more about safe sleep, infant nutrition, and the impact of tobacco on littles.
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Anyone who joins and completes both the pre and post surveys are eligible to receive a ton of goodies including a free pack n play! You can pick up your gifts on Saturday morning in a drive thru format at the Health Department. If you can't make that time be sure to give us a call!
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Here is the link to join the Tuesday evening call: zoom.us/j/95536904620?pwd=UVFvNHg4Ukg5bWJrL2RsdTBralJwZz09
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Thank you for your patience! And thank you to everyone who has been apart of planning this event (all 3 times!)!
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#communitybabyshower #community #connection #safesleep #breastfeeding #tobaccocessation #pregnancy #postpartum #motherhood #newtonks #harveycounty #swayharvey
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Share with your friends...remind them to wear masks.

Harvey County
We really appreciate everyone stepping up to help keep our communities safe as we reduce the spread of COVID-19. Wearing a face mask is an important piece to that, but it's a new one to most of us.

Several local medical professionals in Harvey County helped us provide more insight on face masks. They're going over the right way to put on or take off a face mask, how to properly take care of a face mask, and why face masks are so important right now.

A big thank you to all the local medical professionals and organizations that helped with this:

- Dr. Robyn Hartvickson, Axtell Clinic
- Dr. Timothy Wiens, Health Ministries Clinic, Inc.
- Dr. Alyssa Watkins, Cottonwood Pediatrics
- Dr. Brooke Dunlavy, Axtell Clinic
- Dr. Aron Fast, Partners in Family Care
- Dr. Jennifer Koontz, Newton Medical Center

And again, thank you to all of you doing your part to keep yourself, your loved ones and your community healthy.
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