By William / www.mcpherson-county-ks.com
MCPHERSON – On Wednesday, February 9, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) released another set of Covid-19 reports and with the Cluster Report, it showed that McPherson County has reduced the number of clusters from 16 to just six.
The new listing has three public schools, two long-term care facilities and one college.
Among those no longer on the cluster listing are Smoky Valley Elementary and Middle School, Eisenhower and Roosevelt Elementary Schools in McPherson, all schools in Canton/Galva and Moundridge school districts as well as Pine Village in Moundridge and the Cedars in McPherson.
Here is a listing of the McPherson County clusters, number of cases shown, and date of last cluster number collection:
PUBLIC SCHOOLS =
- Smoky Valley USD 400 = High School with 7 cases as of February 4.
- McPherson USD 418 = Middle School with 6 cases as of February 4.
- McPherson USD 418 = High School with 9 cases as of February 1.
- McPherson College in McPherson with 6 cases as of February 2.
LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES =
- Inman – Pleasant View Home with 19 cases as of February 4.
- Lindsborg – Bethany Home with 11 cases as of February 6.
Neighboring counties and their current cluster listings include:
MARION COUNTY =
- Marion USD 408 with 7 cases as of January 28.
HARVEY COUNTY =
- Schowalter Villager (Long-Term Care Facility) in Hesston with 12 cases as of February 1.
- Kidron Bethel Village (Long-Term Care Facility) in Newton with 5 cases as of February 2.
- AGCO (Private Business/Factory) in Hesston with 5 cases as of January 31.
RENO COUNTY =
- Hutchinson Correctional Facility in Hutchinson with 13 as of February 5.
SALINE COUNTY =
- Salina Presbyterian Manor (Long-Term Care Facility) in Salina with 19 cases as of January 31.