Today, the ICU at Labette Health is at 100% capacity, and there is a patient in the Emergency Room that has been there for 30 hours waiting for a hospital bed. Labette County, like the majority of the country, remains a high transmission county for Covid-19. Lisa Hoppock, Labette County Health Department Administrator reported to the USD 503 board Monday night that, from June 1-August 1 of 2021, 71 children were diagnosed with Covid-19 in the county, 33 of which were ages 0-10. The results so far from the Survey Monkey survey on staff vaccination indicates 62.5% of staff are fully vaccinated.
The reality of the current surge, driven by the Delta variant, is hear in Labette County. If you, a friend or loved one needs ICU level of care today, that won't occur at Labette Health, and a non ICU level of care is unlikely. To protect yourself, friends, loved ones, clients and coworkers, please consider getting vaccinated as soon as possible unless you have been directed not to by your physician/mid level medical provider.
Take care everyone, and thank you.