New COVID-19 cases in Bourbon County

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Three more Bourbon County, Kan., positive COVID-19 tests were confirmed Sunday morning, bringing Bourbon County’s total number of cases to seven, according to a news release from the SEK Multi-County Health Departments.

The testing was confirmed through a reference laboratory that was used. The individuals were already in quarantine in their home, as a result, the chance for community spread from these individuals is minimal. Additionally, the Health Department is aware of each person’s exposure source and all individuals are isolated to their homes. All potential exposures have been notified and are/have been in quarantine, the release said.

A Bourbon County positive COVID-19 test was confirmed Saturday afternoon — the county’s fourth positive case. The testing was confirmed through a reference laboratory that was used. The individual was in a daycare in Bourbon County. This individual is now in isolation at their home, with their family who are now in quarantine. The Bourbon County Public Health Department has contacted the daycare and the provider has been notified and is taking precautions to prevent any spread of COVID-19. The Bourbon County Public Health Department is working diligently to investigate, identify and contact the other individuals who have been exposed, the news release said.

Due to the number of cases in Bourbon County, we will no longer issue a press release each time we get a new case. The current case count for Bourbon County can be found at the internet address below. KDHE usually updates the site around 10 a.m. daily,!/vizhome/COVID-19Data_1585...

The Bourbon County Public Health Department urges the public to continue to take appropriate actions. Everyone should practice good hygiene, stay informed, practice social distancing and limit in-person interactions, and avoid travel whenever possible.


· Fever

· Cough

· Shortness of Breath

Please remember if you have the symptoms to:

Call before going to a clinic, hospital, ER, or health department.

Close contact means: 6 feet or less for 10 minutes or more, with a positive case.

If you are experiencing life threatening symptoms, please call 911.

For more information, call the SEK Multi-County Health Department: Bourbon: (620)223-4464 Monday-Thursday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., or the COVID-19 Hotline at (866)534-3463. You may also visit the COVID-19 Resource Center at: Southeast Kansas Multi-County Health Departments on Facebook for local updates.

Guidance from KDHE on licensed childcare facilities can be found online at