So. Heartland District riding line between Yellow, Orange

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As of 8:50 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8, South Heartland's Health District, which encompasses Clay, Adams, Webster and Nuckolls Counties, is hovering over the line between "moderate" (yellow) and "elevated" (orange).

The number of cases from the earlier Sept. 8 report of 527 confirmed cases has also risen to 533. Clay and Webster stayed consistent with 67 and 15 cases, respectively, while Adams rose by five from 434 to 439, with Nuckolls increasing by one to 12. There have been 479 recoveries from COVID-19 in the district.

In a Sept. 7 press release, SHDHD executive director Michele Bever noted that prevention steps are even more important. Residents can continue to make a difference in the overall risk for spread of COVID-19 in their communities by reducing opportunities for the virus to spread from person to person in any situation.

“This means keeping physically distanced from others, wearing cloth face coverings when we are around others, staying home when we have any symptoms, washing our hands, and disinfecting frequently-touched surfaces,” she said.  

SHDHD is still in Phase III of opening until 11:59 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 13. For more details on this phase, visit:

South Heartland District case counts and trends can be found on SHDHD’s dashboard of local COVID-19 case statistics. This dashboard, along with updates, guidance, news releases and other COVID-19 information and links can be found on the SHDHD website: 

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