By William

MCPHERSON – In a brief update posted shortly after noon on Saturday, the McPherson County Health Department reports that the county still has just 15 total confirmed cases of coronavirus disease {COVID-19}.

Eight of the total confirmed cases have met recovery guidelines set forth by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Two of the total confirmed cases are currently hospitalized.

Nothing further about the cases will be released at this time.

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly extended Executive Order 20-16, the Statewide Stay-At-Home Order, to May 3, 2020.

The McPherson County Health Department expects guidance from state health officials to be released on reopening of the County and information with details will be released when it’s received.

Please know that Federal, State, and Local health officials are working tirelessly together to put the public’s health and safety first.

We recognize the mental, financial, and economic impact COVID-19 has had on our community and we take every decision very seriously. It is safe to expect the county will reopen slowly and carefully.

Our community will not return to the normal we all once knew.

Please depend on health authorities to provide the most accurate information for McPherson County.

If you are experiencing fever, shortness of breath, or cough, please call your health care provider. If you do not have a primary health care provider – please call your local hospital.

McPherson County residents are encouraged to help the community and our health care system flatten the

curve and slow the spread of coronavirus.

They can do this by:

  • Following the Stay-At-Home Order.
  • Be sure and properly cover up all coughs and sneezes.
  • Be sure and wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water.
  • Always wear cloth face coverings or homemade masks when in public.

{This McPherson County COVID-19 Update is SPONSORED by CrossDove Writers}

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