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KSN News: Covering Wichita As Well As Points Beyond, Such As Great Bend, Garden City, Dodge City, Salina, And Western

KSN News Covering Wichita but also points beyond, like Great Bend, Garden City, Dodge City, Salina and Western.

Daisy-Mae Schmitt
Sep 24, 2021148 Shares74141 Views

Derby Public Schools Approve Masking Criteria 4 Votes To 2: KSN News

The city of Wichita, Kansas (KSNW) is preparing to host the World Series of Poker. Derby Public Schools' special Board of Education meeting authorized the implementation of mask requirements at schools or buildings that have a specific number of positive coronavirus cases and quarantine numbers, as determined by the state.
As an example, consider the following sliding scale:
  • Masks in the color green are optional.
  • Staff and student positive cases, as well as overall quarantine numbers, account for 0 to 1.99 percent of school/building occupancy.
  • Yellowface masks are highly recommended.
  • Due to the high number of staff and student positive cases, as well as the overall number of quarantined students, 2-5.99 percent of the school/building is closed.
  • Due to the high number of positive cases among staff and students, as well as the overall number of quarantined students, red masks are needed in 6 percent or more of the school or building.
  • On a weekly basis, decisions will be made as to which category each school belongs to.
  • Employees, students, and visitors at El Paso Elementary, Swaney Elementary, and Derby Middle School will be forced to wear masks from September 7 to September 17. This is according to the COVID-19 dashboard, which was released this week.

Wichita Riverfest And Kansas State Fair Announce Changes Due To Covid

The city of Wichita is preparing to host the World Cup. The Riverfest has published its current COVID-19 event guidelines as well as the event modifications that will take place during this year's Riverfest, which will take place from September 30 to October 3.
Riverfest and the Kansas State Fair are two big events that will take place in south-central Kansas later this month. With the addition of COVID to the mix, organizers are considering a few adjustments.
The state fair will be held in less than a week. The general manager of the fair said that they are collaborating with the authorities to devise a strategy on how to host the event safely. Those attending the Kansas State Fair or Riverfest are urged to wear masks, but they will not be required.
While the following COVID-19 procedures have been developed by Wichita Festivals, Inc. personnel, it should be noted that specifics are subject to change at any point in time.
Meanwhile, the Ottaway Carnival and Kids Corner, two events that have historically drawn large crowds of children aged 12 and under, will not be held this autumn due to budgetary constraints.
In the words of Ann Keefer, interim president and CEO of Wichita Festivals, "we realize that a major part of what we all love about Riverfest is watching the kids pleasure in being able to experience it, but that's not going to happen this year."
As part of the reverse parade format, viewers will be driving past a line-up of parade entrants as part of the Sundown Parade on July 4. Concerts, fireworks, river events, food sellers, and other activities are all planned to take place in the near future.
Starting on September 6, adult entry buttons for Riverfest will be available for purchase at local QuikTrip stores for $10. Children's buttons (for children ages 6-12) will be available for purchase for $5 at the festival gates exclusively during the event. Children under the age of five are admitted free of charge. Those who purchased Riverfest 2020 buttons will be able to use them to gain entry into the festival's autumn part, which will be restricted to ticket holders only.

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Researchers Find 55 Long-term Covid Effects. These Are The Most Common

A new study finds that women are less likely than men to be in a relationship with a man they don't like. It is this aspect of COVID-19 that is so frightening: even individuals who just experience moderate illness and do not need hospitalization report experiencing side effects and symptoms long after they have been cleared of the virus.
Long COVID, as it is being referred to, is still being researched in real-time, but research so far indicates that about one in every three people who get a coronavirus will have symptoms that persist for more than two weeks. According to research conducted in the United Kingdom, 25 percent of individuals between the ages of 35 and 69 years old were still experiencing symptoms five weeks after being diagnosed. If you are hospitalized, you are much more likely to have COVID symptoms for many months after you are discharged from the hospital. (According to Italian research, 87 percent of those admitted to hospitals were still suffering two months after being discharged.)
They discovered that fatigue is the most common long-term adverse effect, affecting 58 percent of those who took part in the study.
According to the findings of the meta-analysis, the following are the 25 most frequent long COVID symptoms:
  • Fatigue is a common occurrence (58 percent)
  • Headaches are common (44 percent of the time).
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (27 percent)
  • Hair loss is a common occurrence (25%).
  • Dyspnea, or difficulty breathing, is a medical condition (24 percent).
  • Ageusia, also known as loss of taste (23%)
  • Anosmia, often known as a lack of scent (21 percent),
  • Polypnea (excessive breathing, panting, and sweating) after physical activity (21 percent)
  • Joint discomfort is a common occurrence (19 percent)
  • Cough, cough, cough, cough (19 percent)
  • Sweat is a kind of liquid that is produced by the body (17 percent).
  • Chemotherapy is associated with a high rate of nausea and vomiting (16%).
  • Chest pain (16%) is common.
  • There is a loss of memory (16 percent).
  • Ringing in the ears or hearing loss is also possible (15%) outcomes.
  • Anxiety is a state of mind (13 percent).
  • Depression is a mental illness that affects a person's ability to function (12 percent).
  • Digestion problems (12%)
  • 12 percent weight loss
  • Cutaneous manifestations, often known as skin and dermatological problems (12 percent)
  • An increase in heart rate while resting (11%).
  • Palpitations are a kind of heart palpitation (11 percent).
  • Dissatisfaction (11%).
  • Fever that comes and goes (11%).
  • Sleep apnea is a medical condition that occurs when a person does not get enough sleep (11%).
The other 30 lengthy COVID symptoms that have been discovered are less frequent, and they encompass anything from mental problems to renal failure, among other things. (You can see the whole list of findings from the research here.)
The research included side symptoms that were reported ranging from 14 days to 110 days after the virus was first discovered.

Covid-19 Testing In Sedgwick County Is At The Highest It’s Been Since January

The city of Wichita, Kansas (KSNW) is preparing to host the World Series of Poker. As the number of positive instances of COVID-19 in Sedgwick County increases, so does the number of tests that are being performed.
Sedgwick County has conducted more than 4,000 tests each day over the last several days, according to county officials. It seems that the last time we saw numbers like there was in January, according to the county's dashboard.
With such a large number of individuals seeking tests, there are long lines at walk-in locations all throughout the city, including the testing facility at the Sunflower Shelter in Sedgwick County Park.
In a couple of weeks, Ali Harrison, a nurse, has seen a significant rise in the number of walk-ins.

Sedgwick County COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall

Chase County Treasurer’s Office Closed Due To Covid-19

The city of Wichita, Kansas (KSNW) is preparing to host the World Series of Poker. The Chase County Treasurer's Office will be closed this week due to a holiday. Because of COVID-19, said the treasurer in a Facebook post, the office will be closed until further notice.
The notification does not specify whether or not the individuals in the office have the coronavirus or whether they were just exposed to it and thus need quarantine.
People in Chase County may still renew their car tags by going to the tax office's website or by dropping the renewal in the drop box located on the southeast corner of the courthouse's main entrance lobby.
The treasurer's office has said that the issue would be re-evaluated at the conclusion of this week.

A message from Alameda County Treasurer-Tax Collector

Finance Council Approves Up To $50 Million To Increase Pay For Frontline Kansas Hospital Workers

The city of Topeka, Kansas, is preparing to host the World Cup. The State Finance Council held a vote Friday afternoon on a proposal to provide more funds for front-line hospital employees in the state of Kansas. The resolution was adopted unanimously by the council.
Following that, the proposal will be returned to the state's SPARK Task Force, which will decide how the money will be distributed.
This comes at a time when hospitals throughout the state are reporting a strain on resources and difficulties fulfilling staffing requirements while also trying to address the needs of communities battling COVID-19 and variations of the virus.
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