Republic County Hospital is currently engaging in a "No Visitor Policy."
This means that our doors are closed to everyone except hospital staff and patients with appointments.
At Republic County Hospital, every person who enters the facility is undergoing a screening process.
Questions about travel history are necessary questions being asked. It is critical that as a patient you are providing us with accurate and truthful information.
We ask that you consider tracking your travel history on a calendar. This will help you recall where you've been and how long ago it occurred. If at all possible, please bring this calendar with you to your appointment.
People tend to forget their travel history, or dismiss it as unimportant. During our current circumstances, your travel information is vital.
When we are aware of your travel history:
*It does NOT mean that you will not be allowed in the building.
*It does mean that our staff has the opportunity to use proper Personal Protective Equipment.
*It does mean we can more appropriately care for you.
*It does mean that we can perform the proper tests to get a correct diagnosis.
*It does help keep you and your community safe.
As part of an ongoing effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the state of Kansas, Governor Kelly has issued a temporary STAY AT HOME order from March 30th until April 19th.
However, your complete travel history is still necessary. Before visiting Republic County Hospital please ask yourselves the following questions: Where have I been? Who has been to see me?
Help us help you. If you have any questions, please call us at 785-527-2254.
Mar 28, 2020
As part of ongoing efforts to limit the spread of novel coronavirus in Kansas, today Governor Laura Kelly issued Executive Order 20-16, making Kansas the 22nd state in the nation to institute a temporary, statewide stay-home order. It will exist in conjunction with the Kansas Essential Function Framework for COVID-19 response efforts and will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, March 30. The measure will be in place at least until Sunday, April 19.
“Our modeling continues to suggest that the number of confirmed positive coronavirus cases in Kansas could reach as high as 900 over the next week,” Kelly said. “While I left these decisions to local health departments as long as possible, the reality is that the patchwork approach that has developed is inconsistent and is a recipe for chaos and, ultimately, for failure in our statewide fight to slow the spread of COVID-19.”
Under Executive Order 20-16, Kansans are directed to stay home unless performing one of the following essential activities:
In a public address to Kansans on Saturday morning, Kelly explained that this action became necessary for three key reasons:
The executive order can be viewed here.
Please visit kdheks.gov/coronavirus for additional virus-related information, and visit getkansasbenefits.gov for federal stimulus benefits updates or to file for Unemployment Insurance benefits.