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For Immediate Release
April 1, 2020
Kate Flavin


Archived: Community Spread Determined in Sedgwick County


(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – Due to the increasing amount of COVID-19 cases in Sedgwick County, Health officials have confirmed that there is community spread of the disease. Due to the increase of confirmed COVID-19 cases without a history of travel, it is likely that the disease is spread person to person, indicating community spread.  

Sedgwick County Health Department defines community spread as five or more cases not related to travel.

“As COVID-19 becomes more prevalent in our community, it is incumbent on all of us to be more diligent and take precautions to protect ourselves and our loved ones,” said Health Director Adrienne Byrne. “We know that the disease is here in our community.”

Sedgwick County residents are encouraged to help the community and our health care system flatten the curve and slow the spread of coronavirus. They can do this by:

  • Limiting public gatherings to 10 people or less
  • Staying home
  • Covering all coughs and sneezes
  • Washing your hands for 15 to 20 seconds with soap and water

Residents who have general questions about COVID-19 or if they believe they need to be tested for the disease can call United Way of the Plains at 2-1-1.