This Week in Sedgwick County - January 6, 2021
Board of County Commissioners
- Commissioners adopted a proclamation proclaiming January as National Mentoring Month.
- An off-agenda item related to a newly signed local health order was discussed.
- Garold Minns signed a new order today that will be in effect for 28 days – from January 10 through February 6. It maintains the same allowances and restrictions.
- A new platform is now available which displays reported COVID-19 vaccine doses given by the Sedgwick County Health Department and other providers in Sedgwick County. It can be found on the County’s website at the Exploring COVID-19 Vaccine Data
- Since December 22, the Health Department has vaccinated more than 4,000 health care associated workers. There are more than 1,000 appointments scheduled for today.
- Commissioners also received an update from the Sedgwick County Zoo.
- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Zoo was closed from March 13 to May 18, 2020.
- $3 Winter Wednesdays continues through February.
- Members are no longer required to schedule a reservation before visiting the Zoo.
- There’s a new mixed species exhibit at the Veldt with new animals such as antelope and cranes.
- Endangered Chinese alligator hatchlings were welcomed at the Zoo for the second year in a row.
- The Zoo will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2021. Kick-off celebrations will begin in May.
- This evening, at 5:30 p.m. join Sedgwick County on Facebook and YouTube for a town hall with local physicians about the COVID-19 vaccine.
- Remember to recycle your real Christmas tree with Sedgwick County now through January 24 at various locations throughout the county. Find a location near you.
- Any health care worker in Sedgwick County who has not yet received their COVID-19 vaccine may schedule an appointment online to receive one through the Health Department. Start the process here.
View the meeting here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdg86esOj1U
For questions, contact Public Information Officer Kate Flavin at (316) 660-9370.