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For Immediate Release
October 14, 2020
Kate Flavin


This Week in Sedgwick County - October 14

Board of County Commissioners

  • Board appointments: Gage Woodard to Park Township Board Treasurer.
  • A post-annexation hearing for the City of Derby was set for November 18. 2020.
    • Three years following an annexation it is required that the Board review the service plan. Derby annexed two parcels in November 2017.
  • There was a discussion of the CARES Act.
    • The portal for non-profits to apply for funding is reopened and available for other, health or social services organizations.
      • Roughly $6 million is still available to community organizations.
      • More than $11 million has been approved for public health and social services agencies.
    • Commissioners voted to delay a contract with WSU for the molecular lab for a special meeting later this week.
    • So far, Sedgwick County has spent almost $27 million related to COVID-19; of that, almost $22 million comes from CARES funds.
    • Commissioners approved a lease for space at the Epic Center for additional staff related to the County’s COVID-19 response.
  • Commissioners discussed an off-agenda item related to CARES funding in Topeka.
    • Commissioners will review a request from the Wichita Regional Chamber to sign a letter to KDHE in support of testing and testing conducted by WSU.


Upcoming Events

  • The Sedgwick County Health Department’s drive-through sample site will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 17.
    • Residents can be tested at no cost for COVID-19 by appointment regardless of symptoms. Appointments can be made by dialing United Way of the Plains at 2-1-1. Walk-ins will not be allowed on Saturday.




View the meeting here: (9 a.m.)

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