Sedgwick County COVID-19 Risk Level Remains High
(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – For the third consecutive week, Sedgwick County remains at high risk for COVID-19 transmission, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) COVID-19 Community Level. At a high community level, the CDC recommends everyone mask indoors in public, stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations, and test if they have symptoms or are exposed to someone with COVID-19.
To heighten public awareness of increased COVID-19 risk, the Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) today resumed publishing the Sedgwick County COVID-19 Dashboard on the SCHD website (https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/covid-19/data/). The dashboard will update weekly on Fridays with current information on new COVID-19 cases, the number of COVID-19 tests, and the percent of positive tests. This information will also continue to be available on the Sedgwick County COVID-19 StoryMap, published weekly on Wednesdays.
Vaccines for people 5 years and older
To stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccines, the CDC recommends a primary vaccine series followed by a booster for people 5 years and older. These safe, effective and no-cost vaccines remain widely available through pharmacies, community clinics and healthcare providers.
- SCHD provides COVID-19 vaccinations at mobile clinics held throughout the county and at SCHD’s clinic at 2716 W. Central, Wichita. Visit https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/covid-19/vaccine/clinic-locations/#Mobiles for a list of upcoming clinics.
Vaccines for children 6 months through 4 years old
A primary COVID-19 vaccine series is available for children 6 months through 4 years old. For vaccination, contact your child's pediatrician or healthcare provider or SCHD’s W. Central clinic. For other providers serving this group, visit https://www.sedgwickcounty.org/media/61965/other-vaccine-sites-62322.pdf.
COVID-19 Testing and Vaccines
There are numerous COVID-19 testing options available for people experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or who have been exposed. SCHD offers no-cost sampling and testing by appointment at its W. Central Clinic. Wichita State University’s Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory (WSU MDL) also offers no-cost sampling and testing by appointment (to schedule, visit https://wsumdlappt.as.me/schedule.php) and through community partners (https://www.wichita.edu/industry_and_defense/mdl/Community_Collection_Partners.php).
To make an appointment for testing or vaccination at SCHD’s W. Central clinic, call (316) 660-7300.
For more information on local vaccination and testing options, including information on how to order free at-home test kits, visit www.covid.gov.