State responds to low vaccination rankings, 135 current cases in Ellis County

BY JUSTIN SABATA COVID Statewide On Wednesday, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported over 5,500 new cases in the state since Monday. 130…

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Virus numbers improving in some areas; county to be short of CDC-phased COVID vaccinations

BY JUSTIN SABATA The COVID-19 situation in Ellis County has improved greatly from a month ago. COVID vaccines were administered this week to medical staff…

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County COVID numbers improving; health director advises precautions and vaccine education

BY JUSTIN SABATA COVID Currently While the COVID-19 virus is still present in the county, there have been improvements. Hospitalizations have decreased from 18 to…

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COVID still present in Ellis County, health director discusses new quarantine guidelines and vaccine distribution

BY JUSTIN SABATA Trends Continue COVID cases are rising nationwide to record numbers in some areas. Just recently, the U.S. reached 15 million total cases…

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Community mitigation: are masks alone enough to stop the spread of COVID-19?

BY CORIE LYNN At the beginning October, the Hays City Commission voted in a special session to extend the city-wide mask mandate for the second…

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County COVID hardships continue, commissioner open to discuss quarantine requirements in local schools

BY JUSTIN SABATA Ellis County Director of Health Services Jason Kennedy cut to the chase regarding COVID-19 in the area during Monday’s Ellis County Commission…

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Heavy COVID presence in local care facilities, residents still encouraged to take precautions

Justin Sabata Ellis County has seen a decrease in active COVID-19 cases with 145, contrasting the more than 180 cases last week. According to the…

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Active COVID cases down, hospitalizations up in Ellis County

BY JUSTIN SABATA Active COVID-19 cases in Ellis County have decreased in the past week. Last Wednesday, the Ellis County Health Department reported 229 active…

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Ellis County reports 229 active COVID cases, county commission discusses virus with health director

BY JUSTIN SABATA A day off on Monday could be considered bittersweet for some Ellis County residents. On Labor Day, the Ellis County Health Department…

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Board of Canvassers holds special meeting; Ellis County Commission discusses updates on small business relief

BY CORIE LYNN Following primary elections in Ellis County, all cast votes must be certified through the process of canvassing. Due to concerns involving the…

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