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For Immediate Release
January 6, 2021
Kate Flavin


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.


Upcoming Events

  • 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.




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For questions, contact Public Information Officer Kate Flavin at (316) 660-9370.