The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) today announces that as of Feb. 1, 2022, COVID-19 contact outreach and monitoring, otherwise known as contact tracing, operations will be discontinued at KDHE. Lyon County Public Health will be following KDHE’s guidance on quarantines and contact tracing starting immediately.
Lyon County Public Health and Flint Hills Community Health Center are updating their process to schedule a COVID-19 test. Instead of calling to schedule a test, individuals are urged to schedule their test online at https://publichealth.lyoncounty.org/appointment-types/covid-19-testing-appointments.
Lyon County, and the state of Kansas, is experiencing an exponential increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. Lyon County’s active cases doubled over the first week of January and this trend will continue for the next several weeks. We are expecting to have more active cases than any other point in the pandemic.
Lyon County Public Health has updated the isolation and quarantine guidance for Lyon County following recent changes by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) for health care workers in a hospital setting and the general public.
Lyon County Public Health and Flint Hills Community Health Center will be hosting three COVID-19 vaccination clinics at area schools. Public health and the health center will be administering the Pfizer vaccine to children aged 5 to 11. All children aged 5 to 11 are eligible to be vaccinate dat these clinics, regardless of where they live or school they attend.
There is growing interest in a drug called ivermectin to treat COVID-19. This is not a “miracle cure” for COVID-19, and taking medication designed for animals can cause serious harm.
On July 21, 2021, Lyon County Public Health was notified of the first known death in Lyon County from the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This is one of 13 confirmed cases of the Delta variant in Lyon County.
Flint Hills Community Health Center and Lyon County Public Health will be holding a drive-thru vaccination clinic on Saturday, July 10, from 8:00am to 10:00am at Riverside Elementary School, 327 S. West St. Public Health will be vaccinating anyone wanting the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine who are 12 years old and older.
Lyon County Public Health in conjunction with USD 253 is holding a primary dose vaccination clinic on Friday, May 21 from 9:00-11:00am at the Emporia Middle School. We will be vaccinating students 12 years old or older with the Pfizer vaccine and members of the public.
Lyon County Public Health and Flint Hills Community Health Center will pause the administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine following a joint announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Lyon County Public Health was notified Wednesday, April 7 of a significant decrease in the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine allocations coming to Kansas.
Lyon County Public Health and Flint Hills Community Health Center have confirmed the first case of the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 (UK variant) in Lyon County. This variant seems to spread more easily and quickly than other variants and is associated with an increased risk of death.
Lyon County Public Health is holding a primary dose vaccination clinic on Thursday, April 8 with the Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines. All Kansas residents 18 years and older are eligible to be vaccinated.
Effective today, Lyon County has adopted a county wide mask ordinance to expire January 14, 2021, or until amended, superseded, or rescinded by the Board of County Commissioners of Lyon County.
Newman Regional Health announces a partnership with Lyon County Public Health to test asymptomatic close contacts of COVID-19 positive individuals in outbreak situations, effective Monday, October 5, 2020. The expansion to testing capabilities is made possible with $105,000 in Spark funds from the City of Emporia to cover costs associated with the increased testing that is being offered October 5th through December 24th.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, along with local public health, is encouraging people who are attending sporting tournaments to please exercise appropriate prevention measures for COVID-19 as clusters are beginning to develop and potential exposures have occurred.
Lyon County Public Health announces it has received $5,000 from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) through its Blue Health Initiatives. BCBSKS is donating $200,000 to local health departments across Kansas and the Kansas Association of Local Health Departments (KAHLD) to assist during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lyon County Public Health supports Governor Laura Kelly’s Ad Astra Reopening Plan Phase 1.5. No action will be taken to extend the Lyon County’s Public Health Order issued on May 1, 2020 which is set to expire May 18th, 2020.
Lyon County, Kansas – On May 14, 2020, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) confirmed the third known death of COVID-19 in Lyon County. The patient who died was a Hispanic male in his 40’s.
As the community is entering Phase I of opening back up, Lyon County Public Health would like the opportunity to partner with local businesses to assist them with reopening as safely as possible. By calling the COVID-19 Hotline at 620-208-3741, any business can request a one-on-one meeting with a member of our health department. This meeting will include an on-sight educational walk-thru regarding how best to practice business transactions based on industry guidelines and KDHE (Kansas Department of Health and Environment) as well as CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommendations.