COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the novel coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown to the population before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
Kansas is in Phase 5 for vaccinations, which includes all persons aged 16+ and unvaccinated persons from previous phases. Vaccine availability is dependent on federal vaccine supply. As with previous phases, vaccine availability is dependent on federal vaccine supply. Learn more about availability and timelines.
Release Letters can be done online or by contacting the Seward County Health Department at (620) 626-3369.
If you are a medical facility needing to report a COVID-19 case, please fax paperwork that includes results and demographic information to (620)626-3312.
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:
fever, chills, muscle aches, joint pain, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, or diarrhea.
If you experiencing these symptoms, please contact your primary health provider or call Seward County Health Department at (620) 626-3369. The Seward County Health Department cannot give medical advice.
In case of emergency or if your symptoms are life threatening, call 911 and inform them of your symptoms. If you suspect you have COVID-19 or have been exposed to a positive individual, do not arrive to the emergency room unannounced.