As always, to start we want to direct readers to the KCMO Coronavirus site that features numbers to call and a roundup of the situation from the perspective of 12th & Oak.
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Here are THE TKC TOP 21 relevant local & national Coronavirus news links we want to share today . . .
KC COVID-19 Health Check
Here you can get the latest information on the coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Kansas City and resources to be prepared and keep your family safe.CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASESKansas: 11, 1 deathMissouri: 9FULL LISTSList of local schools, universities closed or shifting to online classesList of large event cancellations, postponements SHOULD YOU SEE A DOCTOR?Have you traveled outside the U.S.
Kansas City Q & A
The number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus being diagnosed in Kansas and Missouri is going up, and one elderly man in Wyandotte County has died from the disease. It's likely that more people have COVID-19 than have been tested in either state, and if you're not practicing social distancing yet, you should.
Kansas City Service Industry Fights For Survival Amid Coronavirus Shut Down
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - A move by metro governments to close dining in local restaurants and bars will have a big impact on the people who work inside those businesses and count on tips to pay their bills. After 12:01 a.m.
Last Days Of Westport
Westport’s typically bustling streets were mostly empty late Monday as Kansas City braced for a dramatic ban on gatherings in response to the new coronavirus.
Prez Trump Champions Coronavirus Economic Stimulus
White House officials and congressional lawmakers are signaling they will attempt to push through a third coronavirus spending package worth hundreds of billions of dollars even as the Senate works to move along the more modest second relief bill that focuses on leave for workers and expedited testing for the disease officially known as COVID-19.
Pandemic Survey Seyz?!?!
Few Americans trust President Donald Trump when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey, and less than half of respondents believe the federal government is taking sufficient steps to combat the public health crisis.
Coronavirus Sickens Economy
A clash between the mayor of Washington, D.C., and a restaurant group over the city's ban on large gatherings is highlighting the tensions between government officials and businesses as the coronavirus outbreak disrupts life across the country. When D.C.
Embattled Prez Trump White House Transmits Talking Points
White House Privately Backchannels Its Coronavirus Messaging to Conservative Social-Media Influencers
As the coronavirus has worsened, members of the task force President Donald Trump has assigned to combat the pandemic have reached out to prominent conservative social media "influencers" and right-wing TV and radio stars to offer them private briefings and information sessions with Vice President Mike Pence and other top administration officials, The Daily Beast has learned.
Economic Health Debate Ensues
Fox News host Tucker Carlson struck a balanced approach between epidemiologists who would argue for shutting everything down to fight the coronavirus pandemic and those concerned that an economic recession and even depression could pose "its own kind of public health risk."
Toilet Training For Scarcity
Companies that make toilet paper are stunned and scrambling to adjust to the sudden spike in demand triggered by the coronavirus outbreak.
Kansas City Y Closed For Now
The YMCA of Greater Kansas City announced all centers will temporarily close at 3 p.m.
Pandemic Lesson Plan
Most Kansas City area schools will close until at least April 3 in line with a nationwide shutdown aimed at curbing the spread of the new coronavirus. Kenny Southwick, who heads a coalition of districts in the metro area, said schools would remain closed until Mayor Quinton Lucas lifts his state of emergency.
Kansas City, Kansas COVID-19 Checkup After Fatality
The director of health for Wyandotte County, Kansas, said testing is underway for other patients and staff members linked to the KCK nursing home where a man reportedly contracted COVID-19.A man in his 70s died at a hospital last week after seeking help for cardiac issues.
Another Metro Suburban School District Shuts Down
LEE'S SUMMIT, MO (KCTV) - Lee's Summit R-7 Schools announced Tuesday they will be closed starting March 23, 2020. Lee's Summit Schools posted a tweet stating R-7 schools will close from Monday, March 23, 2020 through Friday, April 3, 2020.
Cass Copes With COVID-19
The Cass County Health Department announced Monday that it has a presumptive-positive case of COVID-19 in the county.Health officials said the case is in Drexel and the patient is currently in home isolation.
BBQ Offers Safer Options
Joe's Kansas City offering curbside delivery to encourage social distancing during COVID-19 outbreak
A Kansas City BBQ institution is making changes because of COVID-19.Joe's Kansas City announced Monday that all three locations will be offering curbside pickup. The moves will allow folks craving a Z-Man to get their fix while still practicing social distancing. "Just call in your order," Joe's said in a post on social media.
New Rules For Hosptials
KANSAS CITY , Mo. - HCA Midwest Health will restrict access at its facilities to protect patients, doctors, nurses and other hospital staff. The new rules begin Tuesday, according to a news release from the company. HCA Midwest Health will restrict all non-essential visitors.
Old School Locked Down
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Don Bosco Center for Seniors plans to continue serving hot meals to clients despite closing their building over COVID-19 concerns. The center, located at 580 Campbell St. in Kansas City, Missouri, closed on Monday, March 16. The closure means clients won't be able to socialize and eat meals inside.
KCMO Shut Down Compilation
Local school districts and universities have canceled face-to-face classes or started spring break early due to coronavirus concerns.This is a running list and will be updated. Baker University: Baker is on spring break from March 16-20.
Local Mental Health Check
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Fears about the coronavirus pandemic are taking a toll on some people's mental health, but if you're struggling, there is help available. Monica Kurz is the director of the Kansas Suicide Prevention Resource Center. She says they have seen an increase of calls due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Kansas City Suffers Doggie Style Shut Down As Well
Wayside Waifs announced Monday that it will close the animal shelter temporarily in an effort to keep people and pets healthy and safe and slow the transmission of COVID-19, the disease that causes the coronavirus.Services being suspended include pet adoption services, volunteer services, Pet Food Pantry and no public or onsite education classes, tours or visits.Wayside Waifs said it will post updates to its website and social media.
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