Sep 09, 2020 7:20 PM

Riley County health officials provide a COVID-19 update

Posted Sep 09, 2020 7:20 PM

 Riley County has 15 new positive cases and 143 recoveries since yesterday’s report. Limited testing was performed over the Labor Day weekend. Test results are now taking an average of 24-48 hours.

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for 3 positive patients at this time. The patients have symptoms severe enough to require hospitalization.

“We are asking young people to make sacrifices and change their social behavior,” said Local Health Officer Julie Gibbs. “Changing social behavior can feel like something too small to make a major impact on the community, but it is vitally important right now.”

Finding safe ways to connect with friends and enjoy life without risking your health and safety will protect the entire community. Limiting your social circle to a few close friends, wearing masks, and meeting outdoors are all ways to help reduce your chances of contracting or spreading COVID-19. K-State shared information and advice about safe social behavior online at