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Lyon County declares local emergency amid COVID spread

Newman Regional Health has received a $100,000 grant from the Patterson Family Foundation to...
Newman Regional Health has received a $100,000 grant from the Patterson Family Foundation to cover expenses related to COVID-19, including medical equipment, supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE).(Newman Regional Health)
Published: Jan. 8, 2022 at 1:13 AM CST
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EMPORIA, Kan. (KWCH) - Lyon County officials have declared a local emergency due to the spread of COVID-19.

The local hospital, Newman Regional Health, located in Emporia, is currently using all of its local ventilators.

The county commission declared an emergency so that two more ventilators could be ordered from the state.

Commissioners will hold a special meeting on Monday to review the county’s public health order.

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