Sedgwick County COVID-19 Daily Update – April 3, 2020
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COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases in U.S. as of noon April 3, 2020, Johns Hopkins University & Medicine
Confirmed cases in Kansas and counties as of noon, April 3, 2020, Kansas Department of Health and Environment
- Number of confirmed cases in the U.S. increased from 226,374 to 258,214
- Number of confirmed cases in Kansas increased from 552 to 620
- Number of confirmed deaths in Kansas: 17
- Number of confirmed cases in Sedgwick County increased from 78 to 85
- Number of confirmed cases in periphery counties:
- Butler County: 7
- Reno County: 9
- Harvey County: 2
- Sumner: 2
Sedgwick County COVID-19 Case Count
This table is generally updated daily around 1 p.m., after KDHE updates are shared.
Total COVID-19 Cases
*A person is considered recovered from COVID-19 72 hours after symptoms stop or seven days after symptoms start, whichever is longer.
Sedgwick County Health Department Update
- Social distancing, good hand hygiene, staying home when ill are the best prevention methods.
- The Health Department is waiting for updated guidance from the CDC regarding face masks. As information becomes available, it will be shared.
- As of noon today, April 3, KDHE reports that almost 700 residents have been tested for COVID-19 in Sedgwick County.
- As of 8 a.m. today, the Health Department had 12 appointments for sampling for COVID-19 testing, by appointment only. Yesterday, April 2, the Health Department took samples from 16 residents for testing. In the last two weeks, the Sedgwick County Health Department has taken samples from and tested 147 residents for COVID-19.
- If residents have general questions about COVID-19 or if they think they need to be tested for it, they should call United Way of the Plains at 2-1-1.
- For up-to-date information, visit sedgwickcounty.org.
Sedgwick County Updates
- Good mental health is as critical as sound physical health.
- COMCARE of Sedgwick County is offering a Support Line for individuals who may be experiencing an elevation in mental health symptoms.
- Individuals may call (316) 660-1111 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- They’ll receive resources, coping skill ideas, and encouragement to keep doing what they need to do to stay healthy, emotionally and physically.
- Residents who are experiencing a mental health crisis should call (316) 660-7500.
- Many County facilities will remain closed to the public through May 1, 2020.
- The public will still be able to access services and programs through phone, email, website, and appointments as needed.
- County leaders are continuing to talk with local grocery stores.
- Supplies are still coming normally and they are seeing more items left in stock.
- Companies are working on a policy to increase safety measures for customers and clients.
- There has been a request for drive-in church services. Religious services are considered essential – however attendance should not exceed 10 attendees and social distancing requirements should be followed.
- Churches are requesting services in which attendees drive the into the church’s parking lot and the Minister or Celebrant lead services from an outdoor pulpit with a microphone or an AM signal transmitted directly into vehicles.
- If car windows are down, vehicles would maintain six feet of distance between cars. Most churches have offered to allow parking in every other space, which would meet this requirement.
- No attendees would be allowed to leave their cars nor would any church officials approach the cars.
- Additionally, neither bathroom services nor communal gatherings would be allowed.
Governor Kelly’s Stay at Home Order
- Governor Laura Kelly issued Executive Order No. 20-16, which establishes a statewide “stay home” order.
- If a resident has questions about the Stay at Home order, please visit the State of Kansas frequently asked questionspage, call 316-660-9000, or email email@example.com, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- If a resident believes there is a non-essential business operating or non-essential activity occurring, please make a report at Stay At Home Reporting form on sedgwickcounty.org. Sedgwick County will inspect the complaint and contact any business not in compliance or refer to law enforcement as appropriate.
- If you are a business and would like to offer support/ donations to keep our public safety and healthcare workers safe, there is a list of ongoing needs at our website, sedgwickcounty.org.
- Contact Sedgwick County Emergency Management and (316) 660-5959 to donate.
All questions from media should be directed to Public Information Officer Kate Flavin at (316) 660-9370 or firstname.lastname@example.org.