Two more positive COVID-19 cases confirmed in Finney County

The Finney County Health Department has confirmed the second and third positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Finney County in a release on Wednesday.


Following Kansas Department of Health and Environment mandates and guidelines for case investigation, Finney County Health Department is working to identify any close contacts of the positive individuals. Those who may have been exposed will be notified as soon as possible and be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms.


Both positive individuals are in quarantine and remain closely monitored by the Health Department according to KDHE protocol. No further information about the patients will be released.


The health and well being of our community remains our top priority.


• Stay home. Follow Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive order and do not leave your home except to get essential groceries and household items. When you do leave your home, practice social distancing and stay 6 feet away from others.


• Cover your coughs and sneezes, and clean all highly used surfaces daily.


• Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds; use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if washing with soap and water is not possible.


• If you are sick, stay home except to receive medical care. Monitor your symptoms and seek prompt medical attention if symptoms are worsening. Call 620-272-3600 before visiting your doctor.


If you are experiencing a cough, fever, or shortness of breath, or want more information regarding the coronavirus, call the Finney County Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotline at 620-272-3600.


For updated information regarding the coronavirus in Finney County, and measures you can take to keep yourself and your community healthy, follow Finney County Health Department on Facebook or go to the website at www.finneycounty.org/Coronavirus.