Thursday, April 30, 2020

4/30/20 - Positive COVID-19 Case Identified In Scott County

4/30/2020                                                                                          204 S COLLEGE ST      
                                                                                                      SCOTT CITY, KS 67871

SCOTT COUNTY – The Scott County Health Department is confirming a second case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) identified in Scott County.   A private laboratory confirmed this diagnosis. 

The Scott County Health Department is working to identify any close contacts of the individual, and those who were exposed will be contacted as soon as possible.  We will be monitoring these contacts for fever and respiratory symptoms.  

KDHE has released guidelines ( for quarantine and isolation of travelers who visited locations in the United States where large numbers of people have contracted the disease.

If you are sick:
  • Call your local medical provider or the Scott County Health Department at 620-872-5774.
  • Stay home except to receive medical care and avoid public areas.
  • Monitor your health for signs and symptoms, and call your provider before seeking care.
  • Preventative actions to take:
  • Stay up to date with state and local health orders.
  • If you do need to leave your home, practice social distancing and maintain 6 feet between other people.
  • Avoid going out in public if you are mildly sick.  Cover your cough and sneezes.  Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
  • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds and use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if washing is not an option.  Avoid touching your face.

Scott County Health Department has worked closely on these decisions with numerous community partners, including Scott County Government, City of Scott City, Scott County Emergency Management, and Scott County Hospital.

Scott County residents can stay informed by visiting , or

For more information or questions call or email:

The Scott County Health Department at: 620-872-5774 or

For general information, contact the KDHE phone bank at 1-866-534-3463 (1-866-KDHEINF) or email

                                                       DEPARTAMENTO DE SALUD DEL CONDADO DE SCOTT
                                                                                            204 S COLLEGE ST
                 SCOTT CITY, KS 67871

CONDADO DE SCOTT – El Departamento de Salud del Condado de Scott está confirmando un segundo caso de enfermedad coronavirus (COVID-19) identificado en el Condado de Scott.   Un laboratorio privado confirmó este diagnóstico. 

 El Departamento de Salud del Condado de Scott está trabajando para identificar cualquier contacto cercano de la persona, y aquellos que fueron expuestos serán contactados tan pronto como sea posible.  Estaremos monitoreando estos contactos en busca de fiebre y síntomas respiratorios. 

KDHE ha publicado directrices ( para la cuarentena y el aislamiento de los viajeros que visitaron lugares en los Estados Unidos donde un gran número de personas han contraído la enfermedad.

Si está enfermo:
• Llame a su proveedor médico local o al Departamento de Salud del Condado de Scott al 620-872-5774.
• Quédese en casa excepto para recibir atención médica y evitar las áreas públicas.
• Supervise su salud en busca de signos y síntomas, y llame a su proveedor antes de buscar atención médica.
Medidas preventivas a tomar:
• Manténgase al día y siga las órdenes de salud estatales y locales.
• Si necesita salir de su casa, practique el distanciamiento social y mantenga 6 pies entre otras personas.
• Evite salir en público si está levemente enfermo.  Cúbrase la tos y estornude.  Limpie y desinfecte las superficies que se toquen con frecuencia.
• Lávese las manos a menudo durante al menos 20 segundos y use desinfectante de manos con al menos 60% de alcohol si el lavado no es una opción.  Evite tocarse la cara.

El Departamento de Salud del Condado de Scott ha trabajado estrechamente en estas decisiones con numerosos socios comunitarios, incluidos el Gobierno del Condado de Scott, la Ciudad de Scott City, el Manejo de Emergencias del Condado de Scott y el Hospital del Condado de Scott.

Los residentes del condado de Scott pueden mantenerse informados visitando , o

Para más información o preguntas llame o envíe un correo electrónico:
El Departamento de Salud del Condado de Scott al: 620-872-5774 o

Para obtener información general, comuníquese con el banco telefónico de KDHE al 1-866-534-3463 (1-866-KDHEINF) o envíe un correo electrónico a

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

4/29/20 - Mobile Testing Sites In Kansas, Including Scott County

The State of Kansas has partnered with Walmart and eTrueNorth to offer mobile testing sites across Kansas in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Per the State's planning, the sites will be located on state owned land.  The mobile test sites are available to our surrounding counties as well, not just residents of Scott County.  More information can be found below, and to clarify, the Lake Scott site will only be used on Monday's and Tuesday's.

***PLEASE NOTE, the mobile testing site being set up at Lake Scott State Park is NOT in response to our local testing capabilities.  At this time, Scott County Hospital continues to have ample capacity to conduct the current testing load.***

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

4/7/20 - Local Public Health Emergency Declared

On Tuesday, April 7, 2020 the Board of County Commissioners of Scott County declared there was a state of local public health emergency in Scott County.  The declaration will remain in place for 60 days unless modified or terminated.  This action was taken as outlined in our pre-planning for COVID-19, and done so following the confirmation of the first positive case in our county.

So, what does this mean in terms of our day-to-day activities as we prepare for, and respond to, COVID-19 in our community?  The declaration simply paves the way for the County to access resources and funds from the State and Federal levels in a much quicker fashion if needed in the future.  

The day-to-day activities remain much the same as before the declaration was made.  The community should continue to abide by the Governor's Stay Home Order, which includes ONLY taking part in essential functions and activities.  Remember, essential does not mean immune.  All essential functions and activities should be conducted in a fashion that continues to include social distancing of greater than six feet, and with proper precautions and hygiene.  This also includes work spaces, grocery stores, offices, etc.

Any questions about the declaration, the Stay Home Order, or anything else COVID-19 related can be directed to Scott County Emergency Management or the Scott County Public Health Department.

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