On Thursday morning, Riley County officials were alerted by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment that there is a positive case of COVID-19 in the county.
The Kansas State professor with COVID-19 was initially reported to be in Riley County, but was later confirmed to be a resident of Pottawatomie County.
The patient in Riley County is a 57 year old female, and according to a press release sent out by city of Manhattan public information officer Vivienne Uccello, the patient is staying at home in Manhattan.
The Riley County Health Department has scheduled a public press conference at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday available via the county Facebook.
“Our main goal is to keep the community informed and safe,” Riley County health director Julie Gibbs said. “We are in constant communication about the situation.”
Gibbs also said there is an ongoing investigation into the patient’s “activity in the community.”