Marshall County Reports First Confirmed COVID-19 Case


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MARSHALL COUNTY, KS – The Kansas Department of Health & Environment has confirmed the first positive test for COVID-19 coronavirus in Marshall County today, June 24, 2020. The patient is under quarantine.

The Marshall County Health Department will be conducting contact tracing for those who have been in contact with the affected individual. Individuals who are at an increased risk for community spread will be contacted if known and should monitor at home for symptoms.

Now more than ever we need the community’s support to come together, practice social distancing and help us slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. People can help limit the spread of the virus by:

  • Staying home when you are sick.
  • Practicing social distancing – keeping 6 feet between persons and limited unnecessary contact with others.
  • Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces daily.

Please contact the Marshall County Health Department at (785) 562-3485 with any questions.

Stay up to date by following the local social media pages and by visiting www.cdc.gov/covid19.

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Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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