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Effective today, Lyon County has adopted a county wide mask ordinance to expire January 14, 2021, or until amended, superseded, or rescinded by the Board of County Commissioners of Lyon County.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.