Coronavirus Information

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

COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard

Seward County Healt dept Vaccine
Phase 5 (1)
Seward County COVID-19 Daily Count 

Similarities and Differences between Flu and COVID-19.

COVID-19 vs Cold vs Flu vs Allergies - COVID-19 vs Resfriado vs Infuenza vs Alergias

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.

Free Community Testing Sites

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.
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What to do if you are sick

See all steps from CDC

  1. Stay Home
  2. Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home
  3. Get Tested
  4. Isolate* in your home until you are called with your results
Manage your COVID-19 symptoms at home - Manejar sus sintomas de COVID-19 en casa

*If you or someone you know cannot properly isolate or quarantine because of living condition, arrangements can be made to stay at the State-sponsored hotel.

This allows for proper recovery and distancing and includes meals. For more information about this service please call (620) 629-5410

Kansas COVID-19 Vaccine Information


Ways to help slow the spread

  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others who don't live with you, particularly in crowded areas.
  • Wear a mask to protect yourself and others.
COVID-19 Video Brief

04/02/2021 Brief