MCHD With the Latest on COVID-19


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Cortney Murrow, Administrator at the Mitchell County Health Department, joined us on our Community Matters segment on Waterside Wakeup on KD Country 94 to update where things are in regards to the rising cases of COVID-19 in North Central Kansas.

As cases rise, there is more talk about schools possibly going to remote learning.  Murrow says the goal is to keep kids in school as long as possible and that there is another reason why a school might consider going remote learning.

Contact tracing is vital to managing the spread of COVID-19 and Murrow explains who would qualify as a close contact.

Murrow goes on to say that with cases on the rise, contact tracing becomes more difficult.

On Wednesday, the Mitchell County Health Department released a statement about a modified quarantine and Murrow explains in greater detail what that means.

So, after all of that, what is Murrow’s advice to you and me?

As of 8 a.m. Thursday morning, November 12th, Murrow tells us there are 37 active cases with 1 hospitalization in Mitchell County.

To hear all of our interview with Mitchell County Health Department Administrator Cortney Murrow, go to our website, http://www.kdcountry94.com or to our KD Country 94 Facebook page.

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Dusty Deines
Dusty Deines
Dusty grew up on a farm south of WaKeeney, KS and in 7th grade decided he wanted to do sports play-by-play on the radio. After graduating from Trego Community High School in 2001, he obtained a Radio Broadcasting degree from Colby Community College in 2003. He began working as Sports Director at KD Country 94 & Z 96.3 in July of 2003 and has been in the position ever since. Deines was the 2016-17 KSHSAA Oscar Stauffer Sportscaster of the Year and has won numerous awards from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters. When he's not traveling the state covering the area sports teams, he enjoys spending time with his family, attending college and professional sporting events and helping advocate for those with muscle disease, including Dermatomyositis, of which Dusty is a survivor.

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