Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Hotline Info

24/7 Availability to speak to someone in Finney County about Coronavirus. 

If you think you’ve been exposed to Coronavirus and would like to talk to someone in Finney County that can refer you for in-person screening, call the hotline anytime. 

Hear the most recent status update about Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Finney County and the State of Kansas. 

The status recordings will be updated on a regular basis as new information becomes available from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). 

What is Finney County doing about Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Dear Residents of Finney County,

With the recent talk about Coronavirus (COVID-19) we want to assure you that your health and safety is our top priority. The Finney County Health Department is working closely with other local and regional agencies on a community-wide plan for management of the event of any Coronavirus (COVID-19) occurrence in Finney County or the surrounding region.

What to do if you think you’ve been exposed to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Call Finney County’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotline, at (620) 272-3600  if you have recently traveled to a known infected area, have had exposure to someone who has COVID-19, or are experiencing mild to severe respiratory illness, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath. 

Do not show up to your healthcare facility without receiving prior instructions.  

FACTS about CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

How is the virus spread?

  • Primary method of spread: person-to-person through close contact (6 feet).
  • Respiratory droplets produced by an infected person when they cough or sneeze.
  • Secondary method of spread: through a contaminated object.

If you are sick:

  • Call the HOTLINE before visiting your doctor.
  • Stay home except to get medical care, including avoiding public areas. Wear a face mask when you are around other people and before you enter the clinic.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes, and clean all highly used surfaces daily.
  • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds; use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if washing is not an option; avoid touching your face.
  • Monitor your symptoms and seek prompt medical attention if symptoms are worsening.
  • Call 620.272.3600 before going to your provider.

Practice Preventative Actions:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes, and clean all highly used surfaces daily.
  • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds; use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if washing is not an option; avoid touching your face.


For more information on the status of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kansas and Finney County, or suspect you may have been exposed to Coronavirus, contact the Finney County Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotline, available 24/7, at 620.272.3600.

Resources

Visit KDHE for current recommendations, resources, and safety and cleaning protocols for schools, churches, daycares, businesses, health officials, and more.