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K-State Today

April 28, 2020

Riley County Health Department requests assistance with survey

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

A new survey for Riley County residents will help the health department track the spread of COVID-19 to better align response and resources regarding decisions for lifting restrictions.

People should complete the survey for every member of the household, whether or not they currently have symptoms of COVID-19. The information gathered by the survey is confidential and will only be used to determine how the coronavirus is spreading locally. The health department will not ask any information about finances, bank accounts, insurance, or anything unrelated to health and contact information.

"While we've been working closely with the medical community to ensure as many people can be tested as possible, we know we aren't reaching everyone," said Andrew Adams, public health emergency preparedness coordinator. "The survey should only take a few minutes to complete and we ask that you answer all of the questions accurately and completely."

People will be asked to share their contact information so that anyone with the symptoms of COVID-19 can be contacted by the Riley County Health Department for follow up. While staff from RCHD may contact individuals for follow up, those with symptoms should still seek medical care immediately if needed. The survey is not intended to replace medical care or advice from a doctor.

Anyone who needs medical advice can call the Riley County Health Department's Screening Hotline to speak with a nurse at 785-323-5400. The Screening Hotline is staffed every day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. For emergencies, call 911.

For more information about Riley County's response to the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19 threat, visit the Riley County website, follow RCHD on Facebook or Twitter @RileyCoHealth.