Jul 29, 2021

Reno Co. COVID case count at highest number since March

Posted Jul 29, 2021 10:07 AM
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HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The active case count of COVID-19 as of Wednesday is at its highest level since March in Reno County.

According to the county's COVID-19 dashboard, there are 79 active cases, up from 47 on July 22. The last time Reno County was at 79 cases was March 13. Four people are in the hospital.

If school were in session under last year's gating criteria, schools would be in an orange gating level. KDHE plans to issue new guidance for schools for this fall in the coming days.

COVID-19 vaccinations are available to anyone over the age of 12. Vaccines are free to any resident, regardless of citizen status or insurance. Visit https://vaccinefinder.org/ for a list of local options and availability. For a free ride to one of the vaccine sites, call RCAT at 620-694-2913.

The Health Department is accepting walk-ins for COVID-19 vaccinations during their normal operating hours. They will also be holding a Saturday vaccination clinic August 14 from 8 am to noon. For more information, call 620-694-2900 or visit www.renogov.org.

If you are feeling ill, you may get tested through your medical provider or at the free community testing site. Visit gogettested.com for locations and scheduling information.