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For Immediate Release
December 9, 2020
Kate Flavin


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Update - December 9, 2020

COVID-19 Overall Case Count
Confirmed cases as of noon December 9, 2020
U.S. cases – Johns Hopkins University & Medicine
Kansas and counties cases – Kansas Department of Health & Environment
Sedgwick County cases – Sedgwick County Health Department




Percent Change

United States








Kansas Deaths




Sedgwick County*




SC Deaths





Periphery Counties

Harvey: 2,095

Butler: 4,033

Cowley: 1,927

Sumner: 1,019

Kingman: 457

Reno: 5,931

*Sedgwick County’s data reflects people who test positive with nasopharyngeal (NP) swab molecular testing (confirmed COVID-19 cases). The KDHE dashboard differs because it also includes people who are IgM antibody test or antigen test positive if they are linked to a confirmed case or if they have COVID-19 symptoms.



Sedgwick County Health Department Update

  • Regular hours at the drive-through sampling site for NP swab are as follows:
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m.
    • Tuesday and Thursday – 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 7 p.m.
  • The SCHD offers no-cost testing for residents, regardless of symptoms.
  • Same day afternoon appointments are available if residents dial (316) 660-1022 and are reached by Health Department staff before noon.
  • Residents may receive their results in four to six days. The Health Department will make 3 attempts to reach residents with their results.
    • If you receive a voicemail or missed call from the Health Department please call back in order to receive your results.
    • For the quickest response please call (316)660-1022 and listen for the prompt to leave a message for the results department.
  • The SCHD Mobile Outreach Team will provide no-cost COVID-19 testing for residents with or without symptoms on the dates listed below.  
    • Thursday, December 10th and Friday, December 11th from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Extension Center 4-H Hall, 7001 W. 21st St., Wichita  
      • Please enter on the south side of the building.  Testing will be capped to the first 200 residents.
    • Monday, December 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 5356 N. Hillside, Wichita
    • Tuesday, December 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Haysville Community Center, 130 E 2nd St., Haysville


Sedgwick County Updates

  • A new local health order will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, December 10 and will remain in effect until Saturday, January 9.
  • Following CDC and KDHE guidelines, Sedgwick County has adopted new quarantine guidelines for residents exposed to COVID-19 positive people, or who have traveled, but do not have symptoms of and have not tested positive for COVID-19.
  • It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week! This week is another reminder that there is still time to roll your sleeve up and get your annual flu shot to protect yourself and your loved ones. It’s especially important for people with certain chronic conditions like asthma, heart disease, and diabetes to get vaccinated. To learn more please visit
  • Remember to complete the COVID-19 vaccination survey by December 14!
    • The survey results will help Sedgwick County learn what concerns people may have about the vaccine and what resources people use to learn about COVID-19.
  • All CARES program portals are closed. Organizations have until Dec. 30, 2020 to spend CARES funding.


Newly Identified COVID-19 Clusters

A cluster is considered two or more positive cases linked to the same location at the same timeframe. In order to promote transparency during this pandemic, a list of clusters in adult care homes, and clusters where not all close contacts are identified.




Number of Cases

Number of Deaths

Ascension Via Christi Village-McLean

777 N Mclean Blvd, Wichita

14 (13 staff, 1 resident)



Christ Care Home Plus

7901 W. Jennie St, Wichita

5 (2 staff, 3 residents)


Life Care Center of Wichita

622 N Edgemoor St, Wichita

43 (14 staff, 29 residents)



Healthcare Resort

7057 W. Village Circle, Wichita

5 (4 staff, 1 resident)


ResCare- 21st St


12 (4 staff, 8 residents)


Chaucer Estates 2

10550 E. 21st St, Wichita

22 (10 staff, 12 residents)


Homestead Health Center

2133 South Elizabeth, Wichita

83 (28 staff, 55 residents)


The Rosewood Cottage

5516 E Polo Dr., Wichita

11 (6 staff, 5 residents)


The Regent- Legend Senior Living

2050 N Webb Rd., Wichita

5 (0 staff, 5 residents)


Chisholm Place

1859 N Webb Rd., Wichita

12 (8 staff, 4 residents)


Diversicare of Haysville

215 N. Lamar Ave., Haysville

31 (6 staff, 25 residents)


Mt. Hope Nursing Home

704 E Main St., Mt. Hope

16 (12 staff, 4 residents)


Paradigm Services

344 N Wabash Ave., Wichita

16 (10 staff, 6 residents)


ResCare Chelsea Street


5 (0 staff, 5 residents)


Sedgwick County Juvenile Detention Facility

700 S. Hydraulic

Less than 5 (all staff)



Prevention Measures 

  • Remember the three W’s to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
    • Wash your hands with soap and water often
    • Wear a mask or face covering
    • Watch your distance – keep six feet of space between you and others who are not in your household

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.



Please direct all questions from media to Strategic Communications at (316) 660-9370 or