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Ellis County sees seven new COVID cases

Ellis County Health Department

Active cases: 34

Recovered cases: 70

Deceased: 1

Total cases: 104

The Ellis County Health Department said Friday it has been notified of seven new positive cases since Wednesday, 7/22/2020. ECHD is following KDHE guidelines to identify any close contacts of the new positive cases.

Contacts will be notified and directed to self-quarantine for 14 days. The positive cases are in isolation. ECHD is currently investigating the cases. Thirteen previous cases have recovered since our last press release.

Ellis County Health Department has added a new Case Update Dashboard to our website. We will utilize this moving forward to ensure the public is up to date on case counts. Please visit our webpage at https://www.ellisco.net/97/Health for the latest numbers.

Hays City Commissioners approved Ordinance No. 3988, requiring the wearing of masks or other face coverings, at their regular meeting held July 23, 2020. The Ordinance requires all persons in the City of Hays to cover their mouths and noses with a mask or other face covering in certain circumstances. This ordinance becomes effective 8 a.m. on Monday, July 27.

If you have questions regarding this ordinance, please visit the City of Hays webpage at www.haysusa.com.

The Hays Police Department will field complaints of ordinance violation by email at masks@haysusa.com. Do not call 911 or ECHD to report a violation of this ordinance.

Residents and visitors of Ellis County need to remain diligent in social distancing as well as basic precautions like washing your hands, covering your cough and staying home when you are ill. ECHD encourages all Ellis County Residents to avoid gatherings and wear a mask if you cannot distance yourself.

If you become symptomatic, please contact your local physician.

Continue to follow and understand guidance provided by the CDC, KDHE and ECHD. Make the individual choice to protect yourself and others around you.

Stay informed as information changes frequently. For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/COVID19 or www.kdheks.gov/. Call the KDHE phone bank at 1-866-534-3463 (1-866-KDHEINF) or ECHD at 628-9440.