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NRH News and Updates

COVID-19 tests are being conducted only with a medical provider’s order. Community members MUST “call before they go” to their healthcare provider’s office if they are experiencing symptoms, have traveled recently, or have been exposed to someone with confirmed COVID-19.

We can use your help with mask donations

We are asking local community members for their help in donating sewn face masks to help curb the nationwide shortage faced by most all healthcare organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Send a Patient Greeting

During this time of high-restriction visitation please remember that we offer for you to send a free patient greeting card to a current inpatient. Greeting cards are a convenient way of showing your support, staying in touch, and lifting spirits. Send one now

Call before you go

FAQ’s About COVID-19 and Perinatal and Infant Populations

This document is intended for pregnant women, mothers, and individuals serving
pregnant and postpartum mothers and infants.

Read the FAQ’s from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)

Important Links:

News Media Updates from Emporia
The Emporia Gazette News

FHCHC creates online screening tool for COVID-19

The Flint Hills Community Health Center has implemented an online screening tool

See the online tool on the FHCHC website

Updates from the State of Kansas

Visit the Kansas Department of Health and Environment

COVID-19 public update from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

The interactive Map of COVID-19 in Kansas on the KDHE website has more detailed information, scroll over your county to see county specifics.

University of Kansas Medical Students to Graduate Early
More than fifty senior students from the University of Kansas School of Medicine have asked to graduate early to participate in the Kansas Pandemic Volunteer Health Care Workforce, a program that will deploy them throughout Kansas as part of the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Symptomatic vs. Asymptomatic

Community Update

Every Tuesday and Friday at 10:05am, Tune your radio to: KVOE am 1400 and 96.9 fm and Aired on KVOE TV. Streamed at and KVOE TV @
Community Update April 3, 2020
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March 31 Community Update on
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March 27 Community Update on
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FAQ’s About COVID-19

Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) hotline at 1-866-534-3463,  Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.  KDHE also has an email address for general inquiries, Please note these contact numbers are for general questions and cannot provide you with medical evaluations.

Local residents can also call Flint Hills Community Health Center DBA Lyon County Health Department at (620) 208-3741.

CDC: 6 Steps to prevent COVID-19

CDC: Handwashing

CDC: Coronavirus Symptoms

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

Download the COVID-19 Symptoms

Prevent spreading COVID-19

There’s no denying that Coronavirus is a hot topic of conversation right now. The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) have put together this helpful fact sheet. We highly encourage you to become informed, familiar, and aware by reading this and sharing with others!
In the words of our very own Infection Preventionist, “It’s the little things that make a big difference: wash your hands, don’t touch your face, cover your cough, stay home when you are sick. These simple measures will help prevent current threats from influenza and possible future threats from COVID-19.”
Download the fact sheet

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Newman Regional Health
1201 W 12th Avenue
Emporia, KS 66801
Newman Medical Plaza
1301 W 12th Avenue
Emporia, KS 66801