Shawnee County COVID-19 scorecard still high but decreases to 12, health officials say


Shawnee County Community Transmission Score Feb. 18, 2021

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Shawnee County Health Department said Thursday afternoon that the local situation with the COVID-19 pandemic is improving.

Watch the Shawnee County Health Department’s conference below:

The scorecard has decreased from 14 to 12 from last week.

Scheduled speakers during the conference include:

  • Derik Flerlage, Shawnee County Health Department Infectious Disease Division Manager
  • Dr. Erin Locke, Shawnee County Health Officer
  • Mayor Michelle De La Isla, City of Topeka

The Shawnee County Health has updated its website to include a page dedicated to vaccination information, to view the page click here.

Agencies across Shawnee County are teaming up with the area Health Department to help older adults and those without access to certain technology fill out the COVID vaccine interest form.

In Kansas coronavirus news, on Wednesday Governor Laura Kelly announced a “Back to School Vaccine Plan” to get students back in the classroom on Wednesday.

Kelly’s plan would earmark additional vaccine doses for K-12 teachers and staff and increase testing supplies to help with a safe return to school.

View the full Shawnee County Health Department scorecard details below:

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