For Immediate Release
May 19, 2020
CONTACT
Kate Flavin

316-660-9370

Sedgwick County COVID-19 Daily Update – May 19, 2020

COVID-19 Overall Case Count

Confirmed cases as of noon May 19, 2020

U.S. cases – Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Sedgwick County cases – Sedgwick County Health Department

 

Location

Yesterday

Today

Percent Change

United States

1,491,547

1,510,988

+ 1.3

Sedgwick County+

536

538

+ 0.3

  

Sedgwick County COVID-19 Case Count

 

Total COVID-19 Cases+

Total Recovered*

Total Deaths

538

367

20

+There are two duplicates recorded in data from KDHE and other confirmed cases may not be reflected in KDHE numbers.

*A person is considered recovered from COVID-19 72 hours after symptoms stop or 10 days after symptoms start, whichever is longer.

 

Sedgwick County Health Department Update

  • The Sedgwick County Health Department sampled nearly 60 people today through the drive through site.
  • Residents can be tested at no cost, regardless of insurance, if they have at least two symptoms of COVID-19. There are no restrictions on age or underlying condition.
    • Please call United Way of the Plains at 2-1-1 if you think you should be tested for the disease.
    • General questions about COVID-19 should be directed to United Way of the Plains at 2-1-1.
    • There is new information available on the County’s data dashboard related to testing demographics. For up-to-date information, please visit sedgwickcounty.org.

 

Sedgwick County Updates

  • By Executive Order 20-31, Phase 1.5 of the Governor’s Plan took effect today, Monday, May 18.  Key highlights include:
    • Mass gatherings of more than 10 individuals continue to be prohibited;
    • Nail salons, barber shops, hair salons, tanning salons, tattoo parlors and other personal service businesses where close contact cannot be avoided may open, but only for pre-scheduled appointments or online check-in;
    • Fitness centers and health clubs may open, but in-person group classes may not occur and locker rooms must be closed except as necessary to use restroom facilities.
    • In-person commencement or graduation ceremonies may occur with no more than 10 individuals in a room, gymnasium, or facility at one time as long as 6-foot social distancing is maintained. Outdoor drive-through graduation ceremonies during which no more than 10 individuals are in the same area outside of their vehicles at a time (i.e. school administration, graduate, family members, etc.) are allowed.
    • All questions and clarifications about the Order be directed to the Governor’s Office at (785) 368-8500. Do not call 9-1-1 if you have questions or concerns about the Executive Order.
  • Governor Laura Kelly announced today, May 19, 2020 that Phase 2 will go into effect Friday, May 22, 2020.
  • The Sedgwick County Health Department is hiring several positions through December 30, 2020 to help in the fight against COVID-19. If you are interested in applying, please visit sedgwickcounty.org/ and search keyword COVID.
  •  The Sedgwick County District Court will reopen on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Court hearings will be by appointment only. Entrance to any Sedgwick County Courthouse requires screening for COVID-19. If you pass the screening, you will be issued a facemask that should be worn at all times while in the courthouse. If you do not pass the screening, you will be given a flyer with instructions of how to reschedule your hearing. Jury trials will not resume until further notice. For more information please visit sedgwickcounty.org.

 

 

Prevention Measures

  • Stay home
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Cover all coughs and sneezes
  • Maintain social distancing – keep six feet of space between you and others
  • Limit public gatherings to 10 people or less

Mental Health Support

  • 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.

 All questions from media should be directed to Public Information Officer Kate Flavin at (316) 660-9370 or kate.flavin@sedgwick.gov.