Ellsworth County Health Department
COVID-19 Update as of 8/25/2021
to increase in active cases rapidly. Below is the map of county transmission and we have increased
from orange (substantial) to red (high). I also attached our current vaccination rates for our county.
Both images are reported from CDC.
from Moderate last week to Substantial as of this morning. We have seen a dramatic
increase in positive COVID cases over the past couple of weeks. Please remember to continue
to take precautions - good hand hygiene, avoid crowded areas, stay home if you are sick and
wearing a mask is still a good practice. We continue to have all 3 vaccines (Moderna, Pfizer and J&J)
on hand and if you would like to schedule an appt. please call us at 785-472-4488.
August 4, 2021
We have Moderna, Pfizer and J&J in stock. Please be cautious as we are seeing an increase in cases across
the state once again. Remember to follow necessary precautions such as good hygiene and staying home
when sick; getting vaccinated is also one of the best options available for protection
Active cases as of 7/28/2021 - 3
If you would like to schedule a vaccination please call our office at 472-4488
March 5, 2021
Active Community Cases - 4
Total Community Cases - 652
KDHE Reported County Cases - 1,210
February 22, 2021
Active Community Cases - 2
Total Community Cases - 647
KDHE Reported Cases - 1,203
*Update to Mass Gathering Limitations - As of 2/22/2021 there will NO LONGER be a mass gathering limitation in Ellsworth County. This decision was made due to the decrease in active cases we have seen. Masks are still required in public settings and we also ask that you continue to observe the other health and safety guidelines like social distancing and good hand hygiene. This is a big step that we are able to make but understand that if we start seeing an increase in number of active cases, these kind of restrictions will be looked at again. If you are planning an event, please be mindful of the size and take into consideration the social distancing precautions.
We want to thank everyone for the efforts that have been made in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in our county. The virus is still here and we must still continue to use precautions.
February 17, 2021
Active Community Cases - 3
Total Community Cases - 645
KDHE Reported Cases - 1,202
February 10, 2021
Active cases: 10
Total community cases: 642
KDHE reported cases: 1,199
We have officially started on our COVID-19 vaccination list and getting people in Phase 2 vaccinated. We had our first vaccination clinic last Friday in the Administration Building at ECMC. The way our process is working is we are just working down the list that has been started of people that have called in to let us know they are wanting the vaccine. Phase 2 includes individuals 65 and older along with individuals in congregate settings and high contact critical workers. See below for the KDHE Vaccination Phases plan. We are just starting at the top of the list and working our way down. Once your name has been added, we will contact you to schedule your appt, we will not be able to give you what "number" you are on the list. Remember we are only receiving the minimum amount of vaccine we can get from KDHE; we have no control over this. Please call Ellsworth County Health Department or the Rural Health Clinic to have your name placed on the list.
Vaccination clinics will continue weekly at the Administration building as long as we continue to receive vaccine from the state. Our next one is this Friday and you will be contacted by Ellsworth County Health Dept to schedule those appointments.
Thanks again to Ellsworth County Medical Center, the Rural Health Clinic, Ellsworth County Emergency Manager and EMS for the collaboration and assisting with pulling off a successful vaccination clinic! This is definitely a team effort within our county!
February 2, 2021
Ellsworth County COVID-19 update:*Active cases - 13*Total community cases - 628*KDHE reported cases - 1,168
Vaccine update - We have started to receive the minimum number of vaccines that we can receive on a weekly basis from KDHE. We have been able to get the staff at both USD 112 and USD 327 vaccinated. Thank you to the schools for allowing us to come vaccinate your staff - the process went very smooth for both districts! Please understand that we have no control over how much vaccine we receive and unfortunately our county only receives the minimum at this time. The state understands that all Kansas counties could easily use more vaccine but they only receive so much weekly and all of that has to be distributed to all the counties. We have been taking numerous phone calls all day from people who are wanting the vaccine. We have started a list and are excited to say that we will begin to work through that list. Please understand that this will be a slow process but we will work through the quite long list as we can based on the amount of vaccine we have. Our plan is to be able to set up a distribution site and we will be contacting individuals to set up appointment times for this vaccination distribution.
Please DO NOT call the Health Department or ECMC
to see if you have an appt for vaccination - we will contact you.
Special thanks to some wonderful nurses from Ellsworth County Medical Center and
Ellsworth County EMS for once again joining us for the school vaccinations
last Friday at EES, KMS and Ellsworth Jr/Sr High School.
This has definitely been a team effort and can not thank all of the
different community partners enough!
We are very lucky to live in a county with some great resources,
businesses, services and volunteers!
December 30, 2020
*KDHE Reported Total Cases - 1,048 (This includes ECF inmates)
Total Community Cases: 518 (Does not include ECF)
Active Cases: 30 Active community cases(Does not include ECF inmates)
Recoveries are defined by:
1) Completion of required isolation
2) Individual is feeling significantly better
3) Individual is fever free for 72 hours (without fever reducing measures)
For Questions or Concerns call Health Department at 785-472-4488
Mask Required Sign
Mask Resolution Effective 11/11/2020 12:01 am
Mass Gathering Health Order 10/19/2020
Ampride Press Release 10/6/2020
Positive Case USD327 10/7/2020
Governor Kelly Executive Orders
KDHE COVID-19 Information
CDC COVID-19 Information
* COVID-19 ARCHIVES *
7/3/2020 5 New EW Co COVID19 Cases
7/3/2020 1 Additional Case
7/27/2020 Media Release (Swimming Pool)
6/30/2020 EW CO 4th Confirmed COVID-19 Case
6/10/2020 EW CO 3rd Confirmed Covid-19 Case
5/12/2020 EW CO 2nd Confirm Covid-19 Case
5/4/2020 Ellsworth County, First Confirmed COVID-19 Case
Press Release Addendum 4/7/20
Press Release 4/7/2020
March 19, 2020 Order Restricting Dine-In Facility Areas
Ellsworth County Phase 2 Press Release
Governor Kelly Phase 2
Ellsworth County Re-opening Plan PHASE ONE
Ellsworth County Re-opening Plan PHASE 1.5
|1603 Aylward Avenue
Ellsworth, KS. 67439
Hours: Mon-Fri. 8AM-5PM
Emergency Contact after hours: 785-531-0614
|Kerianne Ehrlich, RN, Administrator
Emily Bettenbrock, RN
Deb Habiger, Office Assistant/Healthy Start Home Visitor
Lenora Henderson, Office Assistant
|Services Provided In Office||Maternal & Infant Program|
|Early Detection Works|
|Women's Health Assessment||Home Health Services - Self Pay
|Reproductive Life Plan|
|WIC Program||Health Screening Clinics|
USDA Prohibits discrimination in the administration of its programs.
*The Ellsworth County Health Dept. is also collecting for the Food Bank.
If you could bring in a non-perishable item it would be appreciated.