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KPR Staff Monday, March 30th, 2020

KPR has put together this handy one-stop spot to help you get the information you need during the coronavirus crisis. 

(Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Friday, March 27th, 2020

If the outbreak in Kansas turns out to be severe...or even moderate...the state's hospitals could be overloaded unless drastic measures are put in place.

Kansas News Service Thursday, March 26th, 2020

As volunteers and food donors stay home under quarantine restrictions, Kansas food pantries say the best way to help is with monetary contributions.

KDHE Secretary Lee Norman at a press conference Saturday, March 7, 2020, where he confirmed the first COVID-19 case recorded in Kansas. (Photo by Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Dr. Lee Norman says the number of coronavirus cases in Kansas more than doubled in less than a week and a half. Health officials say the numbers will continue to climb. 

J. Schafer Monday, March 23rd, 2020

A “Stay at Home" order has been issued for Douglas County, effective Tuesday through April 23. It is similar to other "Stay at Home" orders taking effect at midnight for the Kansas City metro area, including Johnson, Wyandotte and Leavenworth counties.

As of Thursday, there are no known cases of COVID-19 in Kansas prisons or jails. (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, March 19th, 2020

As of Thursday, there were no reported cases of COVID-19 in Kansas correctional facilities, but the state's prisons - and many county jails - have suspended in-person visits to reduce the risk of coronavirus spreading. 

An image from the Centers for Disease Control fo what coronavirus looks like.
J. Schafer Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Kansas has recorded its first fatality associated with coronavirus.  The victim, a man in his 70s, lived at a long term care facility in Wyandotte County and suffered from underlying health issues.  Governor Laura Kelly held a nighttime news conference at the Kansas Statehouse to make the announcement.  Earlier in the day, she declared a state of emergency.  

Watson Library at the University of Kansas is the school's largest and oldest library.  (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, March 12th, 2020

University of Kansas students are on spring break this week, but they won't be attending classes on campus anytime soon. KU isn't closing its Lawrence campus, but it will be moving classes online due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus. Update: Kansas State University has now announced similar plans for keeping students off campus.

Calves at Gardiner Angus Ranch in Ashland, Kansas. (Photo by Corinne Boyer, Kansas News Service)
High Plains Pub... Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

The state of Kansas is leading an effort to create a system for tracing deadly diseases in live cattle.  

KDHE Secretary Lee Norman at a press conference Saturday, confirming the first known case of COVID-19 in Kansas. (Photo by Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

The Kansas response to the novel coronavirus is being led by Dr. Lee Norman, the secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Norman says Kansas is ahead of the curve when it comes to preparedness.

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