In the last two weeks, the state of Kansas and Ellis County have experienced a drastic increase in COVID- 19 cases and hospitalizations. We have seen a four-fold increase in average cases per day. This trend is both alarming and impactful. Nationwide, medical professionals and care staff are strained. We must all remember that cases create impacts to families, communities and individuals.
As cases continue to increase, so do the impacts. We need everyone's help to mitigate the overall damage of this virus. Each resident of Ellis County can play a critical role in mitigating this virus by following these guidelines. We all desire a return to normal but that cannot happen at this time in a safe manner.
Do NOT gather in groups.
Do social distance.
Do wash your hands frequently.
Do wear a mask if you cannot socially distance.
Do isolate immediately if you feel ill.
Do call your doctor for questions regarding your symptoms and testing. Do continue to protect yourself, loved ones and the community.
Please read the Hays Medical Center update available here: