Total cases in Kansas
(as of April 12)
304,719
Total cases in Harvey County
(as of April 13)
3,559
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A COVID-19 variant found for the first time in a neighboring county.The first Brazilian variant case of COVID-19 has been identified in Sedgwick County. A case investigation is underway. The UK and South African variants also have been identified in Kansas, which reflects the importance of getting tested.

Kansans are encouraged to continue taking the appropriate precautions, including wearing a mask that fits snugly around the face, following isolation and quarantine recommendations, practicing physical distancing and good hygiene, staying home if ill, and getting the vaccine if you are able to. Learn more: khap2.kdhe.state.ks.us/NewsRelease/PDFs/4-13-21%20brazilian.pdf.

Sedgwick County Health Department
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A COVID-19 variant found for the first time in a neighboring county.

Just a few notes on the Johnson & Johnson announcement today. As this mentions, we only have Moderna available here at the Health Department.Photos from Harvey County's post ... See moreSee less

Just a few notes on the Johnson & Johnson announcement today. As this mentions, we only have Moderna available here at the Health Department.Image attachment

20 hours ago

Harvey County

Today, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment put a pause on the use of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine. Here are a few takeaways to know:

🔹 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the pause after six known cases of a rare and severe blood clot were discovered in people that had received the J&J vaccine in the United States. There have been more than 6.8 million J&J vaccinations administered in the U.S., so this is a decision made with an abundance of caution in mind.

🔹 This decision only affects Johnson & Johnson vaccine. It has no effect on the two-dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines - the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are made differently, and still have emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration.

🔹 The Harvey County Health Department does not have Johnson & Johnson vaccine in stock. Right now, the Health Department only has Moderna.

🔹 If you do have an adverse reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine, contact your health provider.

If you want to learn more about each vaccine, here is the fact sheet for each one:

🔸 Pfizer: www.fda.gov/media/144414/download
🔸 Moderna: www.modernatx.com/covid19vaccine-eua/eua-fact-sheet-recipients.pdf
🔸 Johnson & Johnson: www.fda.gov/media/146305/downloadPhotos from Harvey County's post
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Today, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment put a pause on the use of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine. Here are a few takeaways to know: 

🔹 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the pause after six known cases of a rare and severe blood clot were discovered in people that had received the J&J vaccine in the United States. There have been more than 6.8 million J&J vaccinations administered in the U.S., so this is a decision made with an abundance of caution in mind.

🔹 This decision only affects Johnson & Johnson vaccine. It has no effect on the two-dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines - the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are made differently, and still have emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration.

🔹 The Harvey County Health Department does not have Johnson & Johnson vaccine in stock. Right now, the Health Department only has Moderna.

🔹 If you do have an adverse reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine, contact your health provider.

If you want to learn more about each vaccine, here is the fact sheet for each one: 

🔸 Pfizer: https://www.fda.gov/media/144414/download
🔸 Moderna: https://www.modernatx.com/covid19vaccine-eua/eua-fact-sheet-recipients.pdf
🔸 Johnson & Johnson: https://www.fda.gov/media/146305/downloadImage attachment

Missed this one to wrap up National Public Health Week.

#PublicHealth
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#ThankYouPublicHealth
#aphaIt's National Public Health Week!
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Missed this one to wrap up National Public Health Week.

#publichealth
#kdhe
#kalhd
#ThankYouPublicHealth
#apha

Keep this in mind...and our free testing sites in the county.
www.Gogettested.com
www.harveydrug.com
www.hesstonpharmacy.com🌻 Spring is in the air. Both seasonal allergies and COVID-19 can cause cough, fatigue, and headache, but symptoms like fever and chills are more common with COVID-19.

Use this chart to learn more similarities and differences between allergies and COVID-19. If you have symptoms, you might need a COVID-19 test to find out if you’re sick.

For more information, visit: bit.ly/3qEzjRD.
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Keep this in mind...and our free testing sites in the county.
www.Gogettested.com
www.harveydrug.com
www.hesstonpharmacy.com

It's National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week! Created in 1991 by Congress and President Clinton, this week honors those unseen heroes behind the phones, radios and computers. The First first responders. Those dedicated men and women who answer your calls for help. We take this week to say thank you for all you do. To the staff at Harvey County Communications, you are the best! It is an honor and a privilege to oversee such a great team. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! dg ... See moreSee less

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Its National Public Health Week!

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Its National Public Health Week!

That’s a lot of litter!
#kdhecdrr #healthyks #BCBSKSPathwaysTobacco doesn’t just negatively impact the health of individuals, it also endangers the health of the environment. When e-cigarette and cigarette waste isn’t disposed of properly, it makes its way into the environment where it ends up polluting water, air, and land with toxic chemicals, heavy metals and residual nicotine.
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That’s a lot of litter! 
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5 days ago

Harvey County

Our weekly update on COVID-19 vaccinations from the Harvey County Health Department:

◾ First, as we wrap up National Public Health Week, we want to recognize all the health professionals in Harvey County. Your tireless efforts throughout this past year, from the COVID-19 pandemic to the more routine health matters, have been invaluable to Harvey County and beyond. Thank you so much for what you do.

◾ Healthcare workers continue to make strides in COVID-19 vaccinations. Kansas surpassed 1.5 MILLION vaccine doses administered to date this week. Across the United States, more than 112 million vaccinations have been completed.

◾ Harvey County continues to have one of the best vaccination rates in our state, with 370.7 people vaccinated per 1,000 residents. We're awfully proud of that! Our communities are helping us maintain that great standard, but we know there are more vaccinations to go.

◾ Next week, the Health Department has about 600 second-dose Moderna vaccinations to conduct. We're excited to help these individuals finish up their vaccination series.

Because of the large number of second-dose vaccinations, we don't have any first-dose points of dispensing planned for next week, but we'll be getting back to those right after we're done with these. If you want to make sure you're included in our next set of first-dose vaccinations, give us a call at 316-283-1637 and we'll get your info so we can schedule a future appointment.

◾ There are still many, many local providers with vaccine in supply and ready to help. Here's an easy way to find one conveniently near you: vaccinefinder.org/search/

◾ More local info on COVID-19 vaccinations can be found here: www.harveycounty.com/covid19vaccineOur weekly update on COVID-19 vaccinations from the Harvey County Health Department:

◾ First, as we wrap up National Public Health Week, we want to recognize all the health professionals in Harvey County. Your tireless efforts throughout this past year, from the COVID-19 pandemic to the more routine health matters, have been invaluable to Harvey County and beyond. Thank you so much for what you do.

◾ Healthcare workers continue to make strides in COVID-19 vaccinations. Kansas surpassed 1.5 MILLION vaccine doses administered to date this week. Across the United States, more than 112 million vaccinations have been completed.

◾ Harvey County continues to have one of the best vaccination rates in our state, with 370.7 people vaccinated per 1,000 residents. We're awfully proud of that! Our communities are helping us maintain that great standard, but we know there are more vaccinations to go.

◾ Next week, the Health Department has about 600 second-dose Moderna vaccinations to conduct. We're excited to help these individuals finish up their vaccination series.

Because of the large number of second-dose vaccinations, we don't have any first-dose points of dispensing planned for next week, but we'll be getting back to those right after we're done with these. If you want to make sure you're included in our next set of first-dose vaccinations, give us a call at 316-283-1637 and we'll get your info so we can schedule a future appointment.

◾ There are still many, many local providers with vaccine in supply and ready to help. Here's an easy way to find one conveniently near you: vaccinefinder.org/search/

◾ More local info on COVID-19 vaccinations can be found here: www.harveycounty.com/covid19vaccine
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Our weekly update on COVID-19 vaccinations from the Harvey County Health Department: 

◾ First, as we wrap up National Public Health Week, we want to recognize all the health professionals in Harvey County. Your tireless efforts throughout this past year, from the COVID-19 pandemic to the more routine health matters, have been invaluable to Harvey County and beyond. Thank you so much for what you do.

◾ Healthcare workers continue to make strides in COVID-19 vaccinations. Kansas surpassed 1.5 MILLION vaccine doses administered to date this week. Across the United States, more than 112 million vaccinations have been completed.

◾ Harvey County continues to have one of the best vaccination rates in our state, with 370.7 people vaccinated per 1,000 residents. Were awfully proud of that! Our communities are helping us maintain that great standard, but we know there are more vaccinations to go.

◾ Next week, the Health Department has about 600 second-dose Moderna vaccinations to conduct. Were excited to help these individuals finish up their vaccination series. 

Because of the large number of second-dose vaccinations, we dont have any first-dose points of dispensing planned for next week, but well be getting back to those right after were done with these. If you want to make sure youre included in our next set of first-dose vaccinations, give us a call at 316-283-1637 and well get your info so we can schedule a future appointment.

◾ There are still many, many local providers with vaccine in supply and ready to help. Heres an easy way to find one conveniently near you: https://vaccinefinder.org/search/

◾ More local info on COVID-19 vaccinations can be found here: https://www.harveycounty.com/covid19vaccine

Today marks 16 years since the End of Watch for Kurt Ford. This is one of our favorite pictures of Kurt.

Kurt's legacy endures, a consistent precedent of bravery, selflessness and compassion for first responders in Harvey County. He is missed, and his influence is not forgotten.Today marks 16 years since the End of Watch for Kurt Ford. This is one of our favorite pictures of Kurt.

Kurt's legacy endures, a consistent precedent of bravery, selflessness and compassion for first responders in Harvey County. He is missed, and his influence is not forgotten.
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Today marks 16 years since the End of Watch for Kurt Ford. This is one of our favorite pictures of Kurt. 

Kurts legacy endures, a consistent precedent of bravery, selflessness and compassion for first responders in Harvey County. He is missed, and his influence is not forgotten.

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Its National Public Health Week!

Forecast says sunshine and highs in the 60s and 70s this weekend. That's some pretty nice weather to spend an evening camping ... or fishing or having a picnic or playing disc golf or hiking a trail or just enjoying time outdoors.

If you want a little more info on camping permits: www.harveycounty.com/departments/parks/user-fees.htmlForecast says sunshine and highs in the 60s and 70s this weekend. That's some pretty nice weather to spend an evening camping ... or fishing or having a picnic or playing disc golf or hiking a trail or just enjoying time outdoors.

If you want a little more info on camping permits: www.harveycounty.com/departments/parks/user-fees.html
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Forecast says sunshine and highs in the 60s and 70s this weekend. Thats some pretty nice weather to spend an evening camping ... or fishing or having a picnic or playing disc golf or hiking a trail or just enjoying time outdoors. 

If you want a little more info on camping permits: https://www.harveycounty.com/departments/parks/user-fees.html

1 week ago

Harvey County

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month brings awareness to keeping children safe and ensuring they are provided supportive, nurturing families that help them learn and grow. Our kids are our future leaders, health professionals, educators, first responders and more.

Everyone has a part to play in preventing and stopping child abuse, whether that's reporting it, recognizing signs of it, or just helping spread awareness and education. Children may not feel comfortable speaking up, and need you to be their voice for them.

The Sheriff's Office is always here to help, but it's more than us. Harvey County has a great support system in place, including CASA A Voice for Children, Inc., Heart to Heart Child Advocacy Center, Kansas Children's Service League, and the Kansas Department for Children and Families. Please keep these resources in mind.

The Kansas Protection Report Center can be reached at any time at 1-800-922-5330.
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Well, today we say goodbye (kind of) to a long time employee. Brody began his career with us Nov 28, 2004, moved into a full-time slot in 2007 and in 2014 became a shift supervisor. He has been very active as an Incident Tactical Dispatcher, ERT Comms Squad member, as well as a trainer, CAD/MDT Administrator and radio programmer. But he has decided to change careers, and drop back to part time here. We will miss being able to harass and tease him on a daily basis, but he takes it so well in stride. Best wishes in your new field of work, Brody! ... See moreSee less

Well, today we say goodbye (kind of) to a long time employee. Brody began his career with us Nov 28, 2004, moved into a full-time slot in 2007 and in 2014 became a shift supervisor. He has been very active as an Incident Tactical Dispatcher, ERT Comms Squad member, as well as a trainer, CAD/MDT Administrator and radio programmer. But he has decided to change careers, and drop back to part time here. We will miss being able to harass and tease him on a daily basis, but he takes it so well in stride. Best wishes in your new field of work, Brody!

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month brings awareness to keeping children safe and ensuring they are provided supportive, nurturing families that help them learn and grow. Our kids are our future leaders, health professionals, educators, first responders and more.

Everyone has a part to play in preventing and stopping child abuse, whether that's reporting it, recognizing signs of it, or just helping spread awareness and education. Children may not feel comfortable speaking up, and need you to be their voice for them.

The Sheriff's Office is always here to help, but it's more than us. Harvey County has a great support system in place, including CASA A Voice for Children, Inc., Heart to Heart Child Advocacy Center, Kansas Children's Service League, and the Kansas Department for Children and Families. Please keep these resources in mind.

The Kansas Protection Report Center can be reached at any time at 1-800-922-5330.April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month brings awareness to keeping children safe and ensuring they are provided supportive, nurturing families that help them learn and grow. Our kids are our future leaders, health professionals, educators, first responders and more.

Everyone has a part to play in preventing and stopping child abuse, whether that's reporting it, recognizing signs of it, or just helping spread awareness and education. Children may not feel comfortable speaking up, and need you to be their voice for them.

The Sheriff's Office is always here to help, but it's more than us. Harvey County has a great support system in place, including CASA A Voice for Children, Inc., Heart to Heart Child Advocacy Center, Kansas Children's Service League, and the Kansas Department for Children and Families. Please keep these resources in mind.

The Kansas Protection Report Center can be reached at any time at 1-800-922-5330.
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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month brings awareness to keeping children safe and ensuring they are provided supportive, nurturing families that help them learn and grow. Our kids are our future leaders, health professionals, educators, first responders and more. 

Everyone has a part to play in preventing and stopping child abuse, whether thats reporting it, recognizing signs of it, or just helping spread awareness and education. Children may not feel comfortable speaking up, and need you to be their voice for them.

The Sheriffs Office is always here to help, but its more than us. Harvey County has a great support system in place, including CASA A Voice for Children, Inc., Heart to Heart Child Advocacy Center, Kansas Childrens Service League, and the Kansas Department for Children and Families. Please keep these resources in mind.

The Kansas Protection Report Center can be reached at any time at 1-800-922-5330.

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The Bluestem Mercantile in Leon, KS is owned and operated by the Bluestem School District. This innovative grocery store gives students all kinds of educational opportunities, while providing an essential amenity for the Leon community.

The Bluestem Mercantile has taken advantage of the flexibility that can exist in small towns, and they are a model for other school districts that may want to take on similar projects.

Read the Success Story here: www.ruralgrocery.org/success/BluestemMercantile.pdf
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County commission removes local health orders

2021/03/23

(Updated March 23, 2021)The Harvey County Commission voted unanimously to...

Road and Bridge beginning 2021 asphalt patching

2021/03/5

Harvey County Road and Bridge will begin its 2021 asphalt...

County commission updates mass gathering limits

2021/02/9

(Feb. 9, 2021)The Harvey County Commission has loosened the requirements...

Appraiser's Office publishes 2021 market study analysis

2021/02/2

The Harvey County Appraiser's Office has published the findings of...

Harvey County, Health Ministries partner for COVID-19 vaccinations

2021/01/26

The Harvey County Health Department and Health Ministries have partnered...

Elected officials take oath of office

2021/01/14

Officials elected to hold office for Harvey County were sworn...

County commissioner Ron Krehbiel passes away

2021/01/9

Harvey County Commissioner Ron Krehbiel passed away Jan. 9. He...

Commission extends local health order on mass gathering limit

2021/01/5

The Harvey County Commission voted to extend a local health...

What we did in 2020

2020/12/28

Harvey County Administration annually presents a year-end document to the...

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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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