RILEY COUNTY, Kan. (KSNT) – After beforehand contemplating a transfer to Part 3, Riley County has to remain this week in Part 2 of the state’s vaccine planning tips by order from the Kansas Division of Well being and Surroundings, in line with the world’s well being division.
The backtrack comes after the Riley County Health Department also rescinded all COVID-19 restrictions except a mask mandate, an indication of development again to regular. Final week, the Riley County Well being Division didn’t need to proceed sorting important staff in Part 2, and stated it would be moving to Phase 3 soon. RCHD Director Julie Gibbs defined that sorting by means of who’s and isn’t in Part 2’s high-contact essential employee class might decelerate the county’s capacity to vaccinate individuals below 65 with underlying well being points.
A spokeswoman for RCHD stated KDHE advised them to stay in Part 2 with a purpose to hold concentrate on vaccinating important staff. This consists of waste-water, authorities, retail and meals staff.
“We had hoped to, however after chatting with KDHE, we will likely be remaining in Part 2 to vaccinate these thought of important staff by the state,” stated Alice Massimi with RCHD.
The county’s cargo of first-round doses was delayed this week as a result of KDHE didn’t have their new plan, however the departments stated these doses ought to come later this week.