For Immediate Release
March 31, 2020
CONTACT
Kate Flavin

316-660-9370

Revised: Sedgwick County COVID-19 Daily Update – March 31, 2020

COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases in U.S. as of 11 a.m., March 31, 2020, Johns Hopkins University & Medicine
Confirmed cases in Kansas and counties as of 2:06 p.m., March 31, 2020, Kansas Department of Health and Environment

  • Number of confirmed cases in the U.S. increased 143,527 to 164,785
  • Number of confirmed cases in Kansas increased from 319 to 428
  • Number of confirmed deaths in Kansas: 9; Johnson, Wyandotte, and Sedgwick Counties
  • Number of confirmed cases in Sedgwick County increased from 48 to 59
  • Number of confirmed cases in periphery counties:
    • Butler County: 3
    • Reno County: 7
    • Harvey County: 1
    • Sumner: 1

 

Sedgwick County Health Department Update

  • Information about cases and deaths is only disclosed if it impacts prevention efforts.
  • Social distancing, good hand hygiene, staying home when ill are the best prevention methods. On the Sedgwick County COVID-19 website, we have posted aggregate case numbers categorized by age and by source of exposure. These tables are updated daily around 1 p.m. after KDHE updates are shared.
  • As of noon today, Sedgwick County has a total of 59 cases of COVID-19. There is a duplicated case reported by KDHE.
  • As of 8 a.m. today, our Health Department had 16 appointments for sampling for testing for COVID-19 by appointment only.
    • If residents have general questions about COVID-19 or if they think they need to be tested for it they can call United Way of the Plains at 2-1-1.
    • For up-to-date information, visit sedgwickcounty.org

 

Public Comment for Wednesday’s Commission Meeting

  • Rather than attending in person, residents are encouraged to email their comments to communications@sedgwick.gov to be considered for the regular Board of County Commissioners meeting tomorrow, April 1.
  • Emails are due by 5 p.m. today, March 31.
  • The meeting will be broadcast by KPTS as normal at 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

 

Governor Kelly’s Stay at Home Order

  • Governor Laura Kelly issued Executive Order No. 20-16, which establishes a statewide “stay home” order.
  • This order was created for residents to stay at home to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in across the state.
  • It took effect on Monday, March 30, and will be enforced until rescinded, or until April 19, 2020, or until the statewide State of Disaster Emergency proclamation expires.
  • The Governor’s order replaces the current Sedgwick County’s Stay at Home Order from last week.
  • If residents have questions about the Governor’s Order or to, please call 1-866-534-3463 or email KEFF@ks.gov.
  • If residents have concerns or complaints businesses or people not following the order they are encouraged to call (316) 660-9000 or email stayathomefaq@sedgwick.gov.

 

New COMCARE Support Line

  • A new support line is available through COMCARE for residents who are experiencing elevated mental health symptoms but in crisis.
  • Residents can call (316) 660-1111 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday to receive resources, coping skill ideas, and encouragement to stay healthy, emotionally and physically.

 

Donation Requests

  • If you are a business and would like to offer support/ donations to keep our public safety and healthcare workers safe, let us know. We are seeking:
    • Protective face masks: FDA / NIOSH approved N-95 or surgical masks
    • Non-latex, medical gloves
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Surface cleaners
    • Non-permeable/fluid resistant gowns
    • Nasopharyngeal specimen collection – swab and viral transport medium
  • Contact Sedgwick County Emergency Management and (316) 660-5959 to donate.