COVID-19 Press Releases

09/16/2022: Mobile Vaccine Clinic on Saturday to Offer New COVID-19 Booster

09/13/2022: New COVID-19 Boosters Arrive in Sedgwick County

09/01/2022: COVID-19 Boosters for Ages 12+ on Hold

08/22/2022: Sedgwick County COVID-19 Update – August 22, 2022

08/09/2022: Sedgwick County COVID-19 Risk Level Remains High

07/15/2022: Walk-ins Available at COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for Children Under Five

06/21/2022: COVID-19 Vaccinations Approved for Infants & Toddlers

06/17/2022: CEDBR Report: Safe Operating Grants Saved Jobs, Businesses During Pandemic

05/20/2022: CDC/KDHE Endorse Booster Shot for Kids Ages 5-11

04/28/2022: Health Department Ends Mass COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination, Focuses on Uninsured

03/30/2022: Health Department Offers Second Booster for Ages 50 and Older, Immunocompromised People and J&J Recipients

03/29/2022: COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives Offered at “Spring Festival of Friendship”

03/25/2022: County Continues Mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics; Will Close Community Vaccine and Testing Sites in April

02/16/2022: COVID-19 Testing Site & Vaccine Clinic Closed Monday, Feb. 21 on Presidents Day

02/11/2022: Sedgwick County COVID-19 Update – February 11, 2022

02/10/2022: COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives Offered at Friday’s “Festival of Friendship” Event

02/09/2022: SCHD Changing Schedule at E. Harry COVID-19 Testing Location; Closing Drive-Thru Saliva Testing Site

02/09/2022: Sedgwick County COVID-19 Update – February 9, 2022

02/04/2022: Mobile Vaccination Clinics Continue Through February

02/01/2022: County to Reduce Community Vaccine Clinic Hours and Continue to Offer Mobile Vaccine Clinics

01/21/2022: Sedgwick County Expands COVID-19 Testing for the Community: New Testing Site and Sunday Hours

01/13/2022: COVID-19 Testing Site & Vaccine Clinic Closed Monday, January 17 on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

01/06/2022: CDC/KDHE Expand Pfizer Booster Availability; Authorize Third Shots for Kids 5-11

12/30/2021: Sedgwick County Health Department Adopts KDHE’s Updated Quarantine Guidance

12/15/2021: COVID-19 Testing Site & Vaccine Clinic: Modified Schedule for the December Holidays

12/13/2021: COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Clinic Coming to Cheney Dec. 19

12/10/2021: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Now Available for People 16 Years and Older

12/01/2021: Walk-In Vaccine starts Dec.1 at Community Vaccine Clinic, 223 S. Main

11/17/2021: Booster Shots Available to all Fully Vaccinated Adults

11/09/2021: Sedgwick County Health Department COVID-19 Testing Site & Vaccine Clinic throughout November

11/03/2021: Sedgwick County Health Department will offer Pfizer Vaccinations for Children 5-11 starting November 4 at 223 S. Main

11/01/2021: Sedgwick County COVID-19 Update – November 1, 2021

10/22/2021: Johnson & Johnson, Moderna COVID-19 Booster Vaccines to be offered by Sedgwick County Health Department

09/27/2021: Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Vaccines Offered by Sedgwick County Health Department Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 29

09/22/2021: County to Relocate COVID-19 Testing Clinic to 4115 E. Harry St. starting Oct. 4

09/14/2021: Become a Volunteer Ambassador to Build COVID-19 Knowledge in your Community

09/02/2021: Labor Day COVID-19 Testing Site

08/20/2021: Minns Proposes Mask Order & Special Board of County Commissioners Meeting

08/20/2021: Sedgwick County Commissioners vote to receive and file Public Health Order No. 2021-5

08/16/2021: Sedgwick County Now Offering COVID-19 Third Dose to those with Moderately or Severely Weakened Immune Systems

08/13/2021: County Expands COVID-19 Sampling/Testing Hours

08/06/2021: Local Health Officer Makes COVID-19 Health Recommendations

08/04/2021: No-Cost Vaccine Vouchers for Pets Offered at COVID-19 Clinic on August 14

07/28/2021: Special Event No-Cost Back-to-School Vaccination Clinic on August 7, 2021

07/26/2021: BACK-TO-SCHOOL VACCINATIONS

06/28/2021: County to Reduce Community Vaccine Clinic Days of Operation, No Longer Scheduling Appointments

06/23/2021: Sedgwick County Needs Your Input on the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Feedback Request – Survey Ends June 30

06/09/2021: COVID-19 Drive-Thru Vaccination Clinic to Close June 24

06/03/2021: COVID-19 Sampling/Testing Site Closed Friday, June 4

06/01/2021: Covid-19 Vaccines will be available at Riverfest

05/13/2021: Appointments Now Open for People Aged 12 to 15 Years and Older at Sedgwick County Vaccine Clinics

05/07/2021: County Expands COVID-19 Sampling/Testing Hours

05/06/2021: County Cancels Manager’s Weekly Briefing

05/06/2021: Mobile and Partner Vaccine Clinics Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

05/05/2021: County to Reduce Community Vaccine Clinic Hours

04/30/2021: CARES Act Grants Provide Relief to Seventy-Five Public Health and Social Services Entities

04/26/2021: Sedgwick County Health Department to resume administering Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

04/13/2021: County Pauses Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Dispensing

04/13/2021: Trusted Community Leaders Talk COVID-19 Vaccine

04/12/2021: Tuesday Planning Exercise Trains First Responders, Public Safety

04/07/2021: Health Department Holding Mobile and Partner Vaccine Clinics

04/02/2021: Sedgwick County Continues to Strongly Recommend Masks and Social Distancing

03/26/2021: Chairman to Provide Statement Following Governor Kelly’s Announcement

03/26/2021: Appointments Now Open for People Aged 16 and Older

03/25/2021: Masks Still Required in Public Spaces per Governor’s Executive Order

03/24/2021: Local Health Order Revoked, Masks and Social Distancing Strongly Recommended

03/22/2021: Updates to County COVID-19 Operations

03/22/2021: County Reacts to the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services Order

03/18/2021: County Now Scheduling COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments for Phases 3 & 4

03/15/2021: New Local Health Order Opens Community, Keeps Masks and Social Distancing

03/12/2021: Special Commission Meeting Set for Tuesday

03/11/2021: All Phase 2 Categories Now Able to Schedule Appointments

03/10/2021: Second Vaccine Clinic Opens Thursday

03/09/2021: Critical Workers in Phase 2A Can Now Schedule Vaccine Appointment

03/08/2021: Commissioners Tour Vaccine Clinic with Senator Moran, Media Briefing Updates

03/05/2021: Black Nurses Association Makes Mobile Clinics a Reality

03/04/2021: Commissioners Walk through Vaccine Clinic, Director Byrne to Provide Partner Update

02/26/2021: County Now Scheduling Vaccine Appointments for Residents Aged 65 and Older

02/26/2021: Minns Issues New Local Health Order

02/25/2021: Upcoming Open Meetings for Friday and Monday

02/24/2021: County Media Briefings Move to Zoom

02/22/2021: Sedgwick County Begins Media Briefings

02/18/2021: County Relocates Vaccine Clinic to 223 S. Main

02/17/2021: Commissioners Tour COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic with Congressman Estes

02/17/2021: Commissioners Tour COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic with Congressman Estes

02/17/2021: COVID-19 Vaccine Updates to be held via Press Conference

02/15/2021: Second Case of UK Variant Identified in Kansas

02/12/2021: Major Changes Related to County’s COVID-19 Response

02/12/2021: Minns Announces Revised Quarantine Guidance for K-12 Schools

02/11/2021: Press Conference about COVID-19 Guidelines on Friday

02/08/2021: Special Meeting Review for Monday, February 8, 2021

02/08/2021: Corrected: County Now Taking Appointments for Residents Aged 75 and Older

02/04/2021: Corrected: County’s COVID-19 Clinics Continue through Next Week

02/04/2021: County’s COVID-19 Clinics Continue through Next Week

02/03/2021: Commissioners Further Ease Local Health Order Restrictions

02/02/2021: Restrictions Eased with New Local Health Order

01/28/2021: County Now Taking COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 2 Appointments for Residents Aged 80 and Older

01/27/2021: County Providing COVID-19 Vaccine Update on Thursday

01/24/2021: Appointments for Aged 83 and Older Being Rescheduled

01/22/2021: COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 2 Appointments Booked at This Time

01/21/2021: Sedgwick County Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 2 to People Aged 83 and Older

01/20/2021: Sedgwick County Enters COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 2

01/19/2021: Second-Dose Vaccination Clinic Scheduled for Sedgwick County Health Care Workers

01/15/2021: County Closes Out Safe Operating Grant Program, Providing Nearly $6,300,000 to Entities

01/15/2021: Sedgwick County Phase II Vaccination Plan

01/14/2021: Sedgwick County Health Department Successfully Administers First-Round of COVID-19 Vaccines

01/06/2021: Local Health Order Continues Previous Efforts

01/06/2021: Track COVID-19 Vaccine Data in Sedgwick County

12/28/2020: Media Alert: Preview a Vaccination Clinic for Health Care Associated Workers

12/28/2020: Vaccination Clinic Scheduled for Sedgwick County Health Care Workers Not Previously Vaccinated

12/21/2020: County Transitions to Walk-In Testing at Extension Center

12/09/2020: Commissioners Amend Local Health Order

12/08/2020: Local Health Order Clarifies Youth Sports Provisions

12/07/2020: Modifications to Sedgwick County COVID-19 Quarantine and Disease Investigation

12/07/2020: Sedgwick County COVID-19 Update – December 7, 2020

11/24/2020: New Local Health Order Limits Gatherings to 25, Additional Changes

11/24/2020: COVID-19 Public Safety Enforcement In Place

11/20/2020: County COVID-19 Drive-through Sampling Site Open on Saturday, November 28

11/20/2020: COVID-19 Public Safety Enforcement Details Coming Next Week

11/17/2020: Take a New Look at COVID-19 Data

11/17/2020: County Seeking Community Interest of COVID-19 Vaccine

11/13/2020: Corrected: Five More COVID-19 Clusters Identified in Adult Care Homes

11/13/2020: Three More COVID-19 Clusters Identified in Adult Care Homes

11/13/2020: Additional Changes to Latest Minns Order

11/12/2020: Five More COVID-19 Clusters Identified in Adult Care Homes

11/10/2020: Commissioners Vote to Enforce Latest Minns Order

11/10/2020: Commissioners to Consider Latest Minns Order

11/06/2020: New Number to Schedule COVID-19 Tests through Sedgwick County Health Department

11/06/2020: Four More COVID-19 Clusters Identified in Adult Care Homes

11/02/2020: County Resumes Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing

10/30/2020: Two more COVID-19 Clusters Identified at Reflection Living Adult Care Homes

10/23/2020: Three More COVID-19 Clusters Identified in Adult Care Homes

10/21/2020: Revised Minns Order Exempts Kindergarteners from Masks

10/20/2020: CARES Funding Opportunities Remain for Area Non-Profits

10/16/2020: New Minns Order Allows Bars to Open until 1 a.m.

10/13/2020: Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Offered Saturday, Oct. 17

10/13/2020: Commissioner Jim Howell Tests Positive for COVID-19

10/09/2020: Two more COVID-19 Clusters Identified in Adult Care Homes

10/01/2020: Residents Urged to Be Safe During Fall Celebrations

10/01/2020: COVID-19 Cluster at Ultra Care Home Plus

09/28/2020: COVID-19 Cluster at Paradigm Services Residence

09/25/2020: County Reopens CARES Funding Applications for Businesses, PPE Kits Now Available

09/18/2020: Expanded Hours Continue at Drive-Through Site, Mobile Testing in Wichita and Derby

09/18/2020: Two New COVID-19 Clusters in Sedgwick County

09/17/2020: Minns Signs Order to Extend Bar/ Night Club Curfew

09/14/2020: Public Health Order Not Voluntary

09/14/2020: Revised: Public Health Order Not Voluntary

09/10/2020: Update: COVID-19 Expanded Drive-through Hours, Pilot Saliva Testing, New Mobile Locations

09/09/2020: Update: Four New COVID-19 Adult Care Home Clusters in Sedgwick County

09/04/2020: COVID-19 Sedgwick County Testing Opportunities for Week of September 6

09/04/2020: Don’t Delay – Schedule Back-to-School Vaccinations Soon

09/03/2020: Latest Order Changes Face Mask Definition

09/03/2020: COVID-19 Cluster at Ultra Care Home Plus

09/01/2020: Four New COVID-19 Clusters in Sedgwick County

08/28/2020: Health Department Offers COVID-19 Testing to People Working with Students in-person in Classrooms

08/28/2020: Back-to-School Vaccination Clinics

08/21/2020: COVID-19 Sedgwick County Testing Opportunities For Week of August 23

08/18/2020: COVID-19 Data Dashboard Changing

08/18/2020: New Order Allows for Limited Restaurant and Bar Operation

08/14/2020: COVID-19 Mobile Testing Opportunities in Derby, Haysville, and Clearwater

08/13/2020: Commission Votes to Move Forward with Saliva Testing for COVID-19

08/12/2020: Wichita Center Reports COVID-19 Cluster

08/06/2020: COVID-19 Cluster at Legacy on College Hill

08/06/2020: Upcoming Sedgwick County COVID-19 Mobile Testing Opportunities in August

08/03/2020: Sedgwick County Breaks Ground on New Fire Station

07/31/2020: Upcoming Sedgwick County COVID-19 Mobile Testing Opportunities in August

07/30/2020: New COVID-19 Clusters in Adult Care Homes

07/28/2020: COVID-19 Cluster Reported at Avita Assisted Living and Memory Care

07/27/2020: Revised: Upcoming Sedgwick County COVID-19 Mobile Testing Opportunities

07/27/2020: Special Commission Meeting Wednesday

07/24/2020: Special Meeting this Afternoon

07/24/2020: Commission Affirms Local Health Order, Enacts Curfew on Certain Businesses

07/23/2020: Upcoming Sedgwick County COVID-19 Mobile Testing Opportunities

07/22/2020: New Order Limits Public Gatherings to 15 People

07/22/2020: Commission Amends Minns’ Order

07/21/2020: COVID-19 Cluster Reported at Kansas Masonic Home

07/20/2020: Application Open to Request CARES Funding

07/17/2020: Long-term Care Facility COVID-19 Test Results

07/15/2020: County’s 2021 Recommended Budget Focuses on COVID-19 Pandemic

07/14/2020: Sedgwick County Traffic Court Resumes Operation with Outdoor Docket

07/10/2020: Mobile Testing in Valley Center on Monday

07/10/2020: UPDATE: Mobile Testing in Valley Center on Monday

07/09/2020: Minns Signs Revised Order

07/08/2020: Media Alert: Weekly COVID-19 briefing to be live-streamed

07/08/2020: Minns Signs Emergency Public Health Order

07/06/2020: Fourth of July Non-Emergency Line Results

07/02/2020: Special Commission Meeting to be held this Afternoon

07/02/2020: UPDATE: Special Commission Meeting to be held this Afternoon

07/02/2020: Sedgwick County Commissioners Take Vote on Governor’s Latest Executive Order

07/01/2020: New COVID-19 Clusters in Long-Term Care Facilities

07/01/2020: Special Staff Meeting Scheduled for Thursday

06/30/2020: Mobile Testing in Goddard Tomorrow

06/30/2020: New Daily Sick Reporting Form for Businesses

06/30/2020: Businesses can now Request PPE from Sedgwick County

06/30/2020: Reminder to Safely Discharge Fireworks

06/29/2020: Updated Times: Mobile Testing in Colwich and Goddard

06/28/2020: Mobile Testing in Colwich and Goddard

06/26/2020: COVID-19 Cluster Confirmed at New Life Home Plus, LLC

06/26/2020: Asymptomatic Testing Briefly Suspended

06/26/2020: County Recommendations for Events

06/25/2020: Call Volume Surges as Residents Seek Asymptomatic Testing

06/24/2020: Commissioners to be Tested for COVID-19 Today

06/22/2020: Answer the Call for the NP Swab Study Continuing through this Week

06/20/2020: Mobile Testing in Valley Center, Clearwater Next Week

06/19/2020: Information Submissions for CARES Funding Due Today

06/15/2020: Mobile Testing scheduled for Mulvane Thursday, Additional Sites Next Week

06/10/2020: Mobile Testing Sites for Sedgwick County Residents

06/10/2020: COVID-19 Cluster Identified at Diversicare of Haysville

06/08/2020: Reminder: NP Swab Study to Examine Spread of Disease

06/05/2020: Sedgwick County Seeks Community’s Needs with Funding Opportunity

06/05/2020: Minns Recommends Remaining in Phase 2

06/04/2020: Commission Approves Additions to EMS Fleet

06/04/2020: Revised: County Opens Testing to All Residents

06/04/2020: Public Agenda Process Updated for Commission Meetings

06/03/2020: NP Swab Study to Examine Spread of Disease

05/27/2020: Sedgwick County recommends following Ad Astra Plan, increase gatherings of up to 20 people

05/26/2020: Special Meeting set for Wednesday, May 27

05/23/2020: COVID-19 Clusters Closing in Sedgwick County

05/22/2020: Reminder: Health Department Offers Testing on Saturday

05/20/2020: County Facilities to Reopen to the Public

05/18/2020: Health Department Offers Testing on Saturday

05/18/2020: Reopening Announcement from 18th Judicial District Chief Judge Goering - May 18, 2020

05/18/2020: Sedgwick County COVID-19 Daily Update – May 18, 2020

05/13/2020: Commission Approves a Local Health and Recovery Plan

05/13/2020: Commissioners may attend Virtual Meeting with the Council of Elders

05/08/2020: Clearwater Cluster Update – May 8, 2020

05/07/2020: Older Adults can have Different COVID-19 Symptoms

05/04/2020: Media Alert: Public Comments During Regular BOCC Meeting to be Accepted via Online Form or Email

05/04/2020: COVID-19 Cluster Confirmed at The Manor Nursing Home

04/30/2020: Special Meeting set for Friday, May 1

04/30/2020: Clearwater Cluster Update – April 30, 2020

04/29/2020: COVID-19 Cluster Confirmed at Chisholm Place

04/29/2020: Statement from County Treasurer Linda Kizzire regarding Treasurer’s Office Operation

04/29/2020: Ill or Injured Residents Urged to Seek Treatment

04/27/2020: Media Alert: Public Comments During Regular BOCC Meeting to be Accepted via Online Form or Email

04/27/2020: Tuesday’s Special Meeting is Cancelled

04/27/2020: Two New Clusters Announced in Sedgwick County

04/26/2020: Special Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday

04/24/2020: UPDATED * Media Alert: Special BOCC Virtual Meeting Set for Friday

04/24/2020: New COVID-19 Cluster reported in Sedgwick County, Potential Public Exposure

04/23/2020: Sedgwick County Providing COVID-19 Media Video Briefings  

04/23/2020: Clearwater Cluster Update – April 23, 2020

04/23/2020: Media Alert: Special BOCC Virtual Meeting Set for Friday

04/21/2020: Media Alert: Public Comments during Regular BOCC Meeting to be accepted via Online Form or Email

04/20/2020: Clearwater Cluster Update – April 20, 2020

04/19/2020: Clearwater Cluster Update – April 19, 2020

04/17/2020: Health Clinics in Sedgwick County Offering Respiratory Clinics and Adaptive Services in Response to COVID-19

04/17/2020: New Online Resources Available to Track COVID-19 Data

04/15/2020: County Increases COVID-19 Testing Capacity

04/14/2020: COVID-19 Clusters Identified in Sedgwick County

04/14/2020: COVID-19 Cluster Confirmed in Clearwater Facility

04/13/2020: Media Alert: Public Comments during Regular Meeting to be accepted via Online Form or Email

04/10/2020: Public Gatherings and Religious Services

04/09/2020: Reports of Scam Text Messages Related to COVID-19

04/09/2020: Revised: Reports of Scam Text Messages Related to COVID-19

04/08/2020: Clarifications to Executive and Local Orders Currently in Place

04/07/2020: Media Alert: Reminder Public Comments during Regular Meeting to be accepted via Email

04/03/2020: County Facilities to remain Closed to the Public

04/03/2020: Supreme Court issues two new administrative orders in its COVID-19 pandemic response

04/01/2020: Community Spread Determined in Sedgwick County

03/30/2020: First Death from COVID-19 Confirmed in Sedgwick County

03/30/2020: Media Alert: Public Comments during Regular Meeting to be accepted via Email

03/27/2020: Governor Extends Driver’s License and Vehicle Registration Renewal Deadlines

03/24/2020: Daily Briefings to be Viewed Online Only

03/24/2020: Press Conference Scheduled for 1 p.m.

03/24/2020: County Issues Order for Residents to Stay at Home

03/24/2020: County Seeks Local Business Support to Fight COVID-19

03/24/2020: County Implements Phone Interviews Only

03/24/2020: Updated Presumptive-Positive Cases in Sedgwick County

03/23/2020: Special Meeting scheduled for this Afternoon

03/22/2020: Commissioners to hold a Special Meeting this afternoon

03/21/2020: Second Presumptive-Positive Case identified in Sedgwick County Resident

03/20/2020: Commissioners Vote to Close Majority of County Facilities through April 5

03/20/2020: Local Resources Available for COVID-19 Information

03/19/2020: First Presumptive-Positive Case identified in Sedgwick County Resident

03/18/2020: Register of Deeds Closing to the Public

03/18/2020: State courts on emergency operations until further order

03/17/2020: Public Gatherings Prohibition Update

03/17/2020: Sedgwick County Facility Closings and Event Cancelations

03/16/2020: Sedgwick County to hold a Press Conference at noon today sharing additional details and actions related to COVID-19

03/16/2020: State of Local Disaster Emergency, Prohibition of Public Gatherings of 50 or More

03/13/2020: County to Hold Press Conference Related to Events in Wichita, Sedgwick County

03/04/2020: Recommendations for County Residents Returning from Certain Countries

03/03/2020: Health Director to Brief City Council on Novel Coronavirus

03/03/2020: County Residents at Low-Risk for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

07/12/2019: Back-to-School Vaccinations Offered by Sedgwick County Health Department 2019

07/27/2017: Back-To-School Vaccinations 2017

08/03/2016: County Manager's Executive Team Announced

06/14/2016: County Manager Announces Redesign

07/30/2015: Back-to-School Vaccinations and Special Clinic 2018

07/22/2013: Back-to-School Vaccinations 2013