Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

There are 17 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Riley County

updated as of 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 7

If you have symptoms, call the Screening Hotline - 785-323-6400

View the Riley County Response Hub to view local data

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Riley County has activated what is known as a Unified Command under the National Incident Management System. We are all working closely with the MHK Clinical Task Force, city, and county governments in addition to schools and universities, law enforcement agencies, first responders, human service providers and others to protect the safety, health and well-being of all Riley County residents and to provide critical services. 

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Take simple steps to prevent the spread of diseases like COVID-19 by:

  • Washing your hands C0010467-Human_coronavirus,_TEM
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick 
  • Covering your coughs and sneezes
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces 
  • Stay home when sick

Click through the tabs below to learn more about the novel coronavirus disease, named COVID-19. All media releases can be found in the Latest News tab. 

For more information, please view the COVID-19 Fact Sheet (pdf). 

Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 infection (pdf) most commonly include: 

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

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Call Your Doctor

If you have recently traveled to an area experiencing widespread disease transmission, or have been in close contact with someone who has and is sick with COVID-19, please contact your healthcare provider

If you are having symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath, please call our screening call center at 785-323-6400.

Preventing the spread of disease in communities fact sheet (pdf)provides basic information about different public health interventions to control and limit the spread of disease in the community.