Kansas health officials give update on COVID-19 in the state

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TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment gives an update on COVID-19 in Kansas.

Secretary Lee Norman, M.D. updates the media on COVID-19 in Kansas.

Posted by Kansas Department of Health and Environment on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Secretary Lee Norman, M.D. addressed Statehouse Media today, March 11, at the Curtis State Office Building in Topeka. He says, as of today, there has been no local transmission of COVID-19 in Kansas or western Missouri.

So far, Kansas health officials have confirmed one case of COVID-19 in a Johnson County woman under the age of 50. It was announced March 7 at a press conference. The KDHE says as of today, March 11, the patient is doing well.

Norman told media today that the state will continue to get more cases.

Other labs in the state are beginning to test for COVID-19. These labs are asked to send all results to KDHE, which will continue reporting results from these labs for Kansas cases.

Norman says the KDHE is not recommending K-12 schools close at this time, but do expect to have some colleges close. Norman says colleges have been in touch with the KDHE.

In response to a large school wrestling event in Wichita, Norman says the KDHE is not advising cancelling activities.

KDHE has created a toolkit of Kansas-specific guidance to help local public health departments engage with their community partners on COVID-19 planning. It can be found on the KDHE website: www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus. New information is added daily.

KDHE also has a phone-bank operation that is staffed during regular business hours through March 13. The phone number is 1-866-534-3463 (1-866-KDHEINF). KDHE also has an email address for general inquiries, COVID-19@ks.gov.

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The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) activated a statewide public hotline for citizens or providers needing guidance regarding the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The hotline can be reached at 877-435-8411.

KDHE also has a phone-bank operation that is staffed during regular business hours through March 13. The phone number is 1-866-534-3463 (1-866-KDHEINF). KDHE also has an email address for general inquiries, COVID-19@ks.gov.

Oklahoma COVID-19 Call Center: 877-215-8336
Call Center Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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