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The Sedgwick County Health Department is investigating five specific locations in the county linked to multiple coronavirus infections.

Health officials say the latest cluster of cases originated at the Clearwater Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. One resident has died from COVID-19, and four others have tested positive for the disease.

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Sedgwick County is checking into nearly three dozen businesses that might be violating the statewide stay-at-home order.

Gov. Laura Kelly issued the public health order last week to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Businesses and services defined as essential are allowed to stay open while nonessential businesses were supposed to temporarily close. The stay-at-home order is in effect until April 19.

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An employee at the Sedgwick County jail has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Sedgwick County commissioners plan to ask the governor and health leaders to reconsider an exemption allowing abortion services to continue during the COVID-19 crisis.

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A Sedgwick County man has died from COVID-19 less than a week after he tested positive for the disease.

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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has extended deadlines indefinitely for driver’s license and vehicle registration renewals during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The new executive order was signed into place earlier this month. It says Kansans will have 60 days after the State of Disaster is lifted to get their registrations and licenses renewed. 

Drivers will not be charged late fees or interest on expired vehicle registrations if they do not renew within the month they normally would.

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Sedgwick County has issued a 30-day stay-at-home order to restrict public activity as the coronavirus continues to spread in the community.

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Sedgwick County has confirmed its first presumptive-positive case of COVID-19.

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Sedgwick County announced tighter restrictions on the size of public gatherings Monday to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

Until further notice, indoor and outdoor events that bring together 50 or more people are not allowed. The county on Friday had prohibited gatherings of 250 people or more.

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The Sedgwick County Health Department is stepping up its public awareness campaign on the coronavirus and offering tips to prevent infection.

County Health Director Adrienne Byrne says most people in the Wichita region are at low risk for infection from the coronavirus, which leads to the COVID-19 disease. There are no confirmed cases in Kansas or Sedgwick County yet.