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For Immediate Release
May 8, 2023
Stephanie Birmingham


Sedgwick County COVID-19 Update – May 8, 2023

COVID-19 Overall Case Count

Confirmed cases as of noon May 8, 2023

(U.S. cases: Johns Hopkins University & Medicine; Kansas and counties cases: Kansas Department of Health & Environment; Sedgwick County Cases: Sedgwick County Health Department)


Monday, Apr. 10

Monday, May 8

Percent Change

United States








Sedgwick County*




 *Sedgwick County’s data reflects people who test positive with nasopharyngeal (NP) swab, oropharyngeal (throat) swab, or saliva molecular testing (confirmed COVID-19 cases). The KDHE dashboard differs because it also includes people who are antigen test positive.
**Beginning May 18, KDHE will only update their COVID-19 dashboard once a week on Wednesdays.

 No-Cost, COVID-19 Testing

Sedgwick County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Information

SCHD offers no-cost COVID-19 vaccine to uninsured adults and uninsured or state-insured children at its Main Clinic, 2716 W. Central. Eligible individuals can call 316-660-7361 to make an appointment. The Main Clinic offers Pfizer for children 6 months and older and Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Novavax vaccines for adults over 18.

 To find a different vaccine clinic near you, visit and enter your ZIP Code.

 UPDATE:  Federal agencies have updated their COVID-19 vaccine recommendations. Visit for more information.

 Everyone aged 6 years and older should get 1 updated COVID-19 vaccine to be up-to-date

  • People aged 65+ years may get a 2nd dose of updated COVID-19 vaccine
  • People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised may get additional doses of updated COVID-19 vaccine at their doctor’s discretion
  • Children aged 6 months – 5 years may need multiple doses of COVID-19 vaccine to be up to date

Sedgwick County Updates

  • On August 11, 2022, the CDC updated its exposure and isolation guidance for the public:

If you are exposed to COVID-19

If you test positive for COVID-19
or have COVID-19 symptoms

·         Wear a high-quality, well-fitting mask when indoors and around people, including at home.

·         With Day 0 as the date of exposure, test on Day 5.

·         If the test is negative, continue to wear a mask around others through Day 10.

·         If the test is positive, immediately begin isolation.


·         With a positive test and no symptoms or mild symptoms, isolate through Day 5.

·         With moderate or severe symptoms or if immunocompromised, isolate through Day 10.

·         Regardless of symptoms, wear a mask around others through Day 10.

o    You can stop wearing a mask after Day 5 with two sequential negative antigen tests taken 48 hours apart.

·         If at any time COVID-19 symptoms recur or worsen, restart isolation at Day 0.

  • The CDC has also updated its exposure and isolation guidance for healthcare workers (view the CDC guidelines here) and for people who live or work in high-risk group settings (updated guidance here).