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Sedgwick County has 10 cases of coronavirus

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Sedgwick County leaders say the county now has 10 cases of COVID-19.

The update came during the daily briefing at 11 a.m. on Wednesday.

Tim Kaufman, deputy county manager, said the most recent three cases are still being investigated by the health department.

The county asks that if you have symptoms of the coronavirus and want to be tested, call the United Way at 211 so you can be screened or call your doctor.

Sedgwick County is now under a stay-at-home order for 30 days. It can be amended to include more businesses at any time. It could also be shortened or lengthened.

County Commission Chairman Pete Meitzner said the county’s leadership team, with the Sedgwick County Health Department, is actively working with local grocers on several topics, including designating certain business hours for vulnerable people, ensuring staff has supplies to protect themselves at work, and ensuring there is enough hand sanitizer for use by employees and customers.

Meitzner also said there is no need for hoarding.

“Related to the grocery store, it is considered essential, they are open,” he said. “They are working hard. They are hiring people. They are trying to keep the aisles with goods and services for you and there’s no need to have a rush to the grocery stores. There’s definitely no need.”

Meitzner said stores are putting limits on products to help fight the hoarding.

He ended the Wednesday briefing with a message he heard from Kansas City, “Stay strong, stay safe and stay home.”


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