Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

There have been 63 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Riley County

updated as of 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 26

View the Riley County Response Hub for local data

Read Local Order No. 10

Riley County Local Order No. 10, effective Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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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. 

  1. 5-26-20 Riley County Issues Local Health Order No. 10

    Riley County Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs has issued Order No. 10 which allows all businesses to reopen, and increases the amount of people allowed to gather to 50. Local Order No. 10 goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27. Read on...
  2. 5-26-20 Daily Update: 63 Positive, 8 Active, 54 Recovered, 1 Death

    Riley County has had two new positive cases since last Friday, bringing the total to 63. The patients are female, ages 23 and 72. They are not related, and the Riley County Health Department is conducting disease investigation for each patient. Read on...
  3. 5-22-20 Daily Update: 61 Positive, 6 Active, 54 Recovered, 1 Death

    Riley County has one new positive case, bringing the total to 61. The individual is a 63 year-old male, and disease investigation is ongoing. Of the 61 cases, 6 are active, 54 people have recovered, and 1 person has died. Read on...
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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 most commonly include: 

  • fever of 100.4 or higher
  • chills
  • stiff joints and/or muscle ache
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • sore throat
  • cough or shortness of breath
  • loss of taste
  • diarrhea (that does not have another cause)

Patients with at least two symptoms may be eligible for testing. The symptoms of coronavirus may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).

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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. 

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Guidance and Information for Businesses

Read Local Order No. 9 effective Friday, May 22, 2020

Business Questions

Call the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce at 785-776-8829 or email 

The Q&A hotline will be open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Read the Governor’s Order 

Read the CDC Guidance for Reopening