Lincoln County COVID-19 update

On July 1, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment took the reported COVID-19 case off the Lincoln County report. The afflicted person had a permanent address of Lincoln County, but had not been in the county for several months and had no exposure to any Lincoln County residents.

The Lincoln County Health Department (LCHD) posted three events on July 3 on behalf of Saline County where an outbreak may have exposed those in attendance. The events included a rosary at Ryan Mortuary in Salina on June 23 between 4:30 and 8:30 pm, a funeral mass at St. Mary’s Queen of the Universe Catholic Church in Salina held at 11 am June 24, and a subsequent luncheon held the same day, 12:30 to 1:30 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Catholic Church. LCHD requested any county resident who had attended one or more of these events to self-report to the Saline County Health Department. It became apparent by July 6 that many local residents had attended one or more of these functions, and the health department received information indicating some who attended refused to self-report. This led them to urge people to take precautions, including staying home if quarantined, getting tested if any COVID-29 symptoms were experienced, and to self-report to the Saline County Health Department.

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