July 2021
COVID-19 Report for July 30, 2021
Comparing case counts from Monday to today:

  • The United States of America case count increased from 34,471,145 to 34,771,355 (+ 0.87 percent).
  • The State of Kansas case count increased from 328,755 to 332,933 (+ 1.27 percent). 
  • In Sedgwick County, case counts increased from 50,003 to 50,390 (+ 0.77 percent).

The Sedgwick County Health Department offers no-cost sampling at Sunflower Shelter at Sedgwick County Park, 6501 W. 21st Street. Walk-ins are welcome Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please enter off 13th Street.
 
The Health Department takes a nasal, oral, or saliva sample to send to a lab for COVID-19 PCR testing. Results are generally available within 18 to 36 hours. The results of the virus test show whether a person has a current infection. This is not an antibody test.
 
Visit www.sedgwickcounty.org/covid-19 to learn more about the County’s response to COVID-19. 
COVID-19 Vaccination Update
Sedgwick County Health Department offers the Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccine at multiple locations across Sedgwick County. The Pfizer vaccine is available to people age 12 and older; the J&J vaccine is available to people age 18 or older.

The Health Department offers the following no-cost, walk-in vaccine clinic options:

  • Main Vaccine Clinic at the former Wichita Public Library | 223 S. Main, Wichita, KS 67202
  • Mobile Clinics are offered by SCHD staff
  • Partner Clinics are offered by community partners and assisted by SCHD staff. Appointments preferred but walk-ins are welcome
  • Event Clinics are where SCHD offers vaccine during an event. Businesses planning events can contact SCHD by email at SCHDCovidVaccine@sedgwick.gov

For a full list of mobile, partner, and event clinics and information regarding COVID-19 vaccinations in Sedgwick County, please visit www.sedgwickcounty.org/covid-19/vaccine.
2022 Budget Adoption Set for August 25
The 2022 Recommended Budget focuses on appropriate compensation for employees throughout the organization as well as adding resources for increases in the cost of doing business and continued recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Recommended Budget totals $462,548,517 for Sedgwick County Government and $21,095,559 for Sedgwick County Fire District 1. Together, the full Budget totals $483,644,076.

Residents will be able to offer feedback on the Recommended Budget through an online public forum at www.sedgwickcounty.org now through 5 p.m. on August 24. A final public hearing is planned for 9 a.m. on August 25.

Budget adoption is scheduled for the Board of County Commissioners regular meeting at 9 a.m. on August 25. 
Election Commissioner Named
Angela Caudillo was sworn in as Sedgwick County Election Commissioner on July 20. She began work immediately following her oath.
Primary Elections Details
The Primary Election is Tuesday, August 2.

You can vote early at the Sedgwick County Election Office (510 N. Main, Ste. 101) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. now through Monday, August 2. Early voting in the Election Office ends at noon on August 2.

Additional early voting locations will be available from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 29 and Friday, July 30 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 31.

Polls will be open on Election Day, Tuesday, August 3, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

If you aren’t sure where to cast your vote, please visit: https://myvoteinfo.voteks.org/voterview
Good Food for All
The Kansas Food Bank, Table of Hope, Greater Wichita YMCA - South Campus and the Health and Wellness Coalition are partnering with Partnering for a Healthier America to provide nutritious foods to families in Wichita. Call 316-265-3663 or 316-776-8171 to sign up today.
Contact Commissioner Pete Meitzner
316-660-9300
525 N. Main, Ste 320, Wichita, KS 67203