Worthwhile news items from around the metro as the local COVID-19 numbers continue to rise and locals work to meet the challenges of pandemic impact . . .
Kansas City Collects Foodie 'Shelter In Place' Assistance
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The number of calls from people looking for help continues to climb at the Community Assistance Council in Kansas City, Missouri. The group is the only social services agency based in the south side of the city.
Kangaroo COVID-19 Confirmation
The University of Missouri-Kansas City announced Wednesday that one of its students has tested positive for COVID-19.Chancellor C. Mauli Agrawal posted a letter saying that the university was informed Wednesday of the student's positive test.Agrawal said the student does not live on campus and is being treated in isolation.
Suits Help COVID-19 Fight
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Fifty-thousand more test kits are now in Kansas City thanks to a group of a half-dozen CEO's who are giving back to a city that has given so much to them. Nathanel Hagedorn, CEO of NorthPoint Development, assembled a dream team of business leaders from Tradebot Systems, U.S.
Local Senior Center Coronavirus Positive Test
KANSAS CITY, MO. (KCTV) - An employee of the McCrite Plaza at Briarcliff in Kansas City has tested positive for the coronavirus. A spokesperson for the senior living community confirmed the positive est. Residents, families and staff members at the community were made aware of the situation have reported to the appropriate agencies.
Securing Kansas City Shelter Amid Coronavirus
Renters and homeowners are concerned about being able to make payments during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Check The Big Deal
Senate leaders unveiled their 880-page bill late Wednesday night containing a historic $2 trillion package to provide a jolt to a US economy struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic, capping days of marathon negotiations that produced one of the most expensive and far-reaching measures Congress has ever considered.
Precautions Pay Off
New York governor Andrew Cuomo has said officials are seeing very early signs that physical distancing may be starting to slow the spread of coronavirus in his state, but cautioned that the number of cases is still rising significantly and hospitals would soon be overwhelmed.
GOP Stimulus Objections
A handful of Senate Republicans think the unemployment insurance provided in the coronavirus stimulus is too generous to laid-off workers - and they're now pushing an amendment that could cap it. It's a move that could further delay the passage of the $2 trillion package, which senators and the White House negotiated in marathon sessions over five days to providerapid financial relief for workers, small businesses, and affected industries.
Help With Worker Relief
The coronavirus is ripping through the economy. The signs are everywhere.Missouri's latest unemployment numbers may come out Thursday. The state said the best way to apply for unemployment is online at the Department of Labor. "It's easy to file for unemployment. Just go to UInteract.Labor.MO.gov.
Quickie Carryout Debuts
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - QuikTrip is now delivering your favorite soda, snack and more right to your car in the parking lot. That's right. When you're at the gas pump or don't have time to go inside, you can get your QT order brought to your car.
Hobos Earn More Local Help From Kansas City Faithful
Hide Transcript Show Transcript THESE TENTS BEHIND ME ARE BRAND-NEW TODAY. YOU CAN SEE THAT HOPE FAITH MINISTRIES ARE TAKING THEIR MISSION TO THE STREETS, CONTINUING TO SERVE THE HOMELESS DURING THIS OUTBREAK AND THEY ARE DOING IT MAINTAINING THE SOCIAL DISTANCING RECOMMENDED BY THE CDC.
Creative Class Works To Help Fight Against Coronavirus
Sew you want a fight? Makers across KC mobilize mask production to slow COVID-19 spread - Startland News
Editor's note: The following is part of Startland News' ongoing coverage of the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Kansas City's entrepreneur community, as well as how innovation is helping to drive a new normal in the ecosystem. Click here to follow related stories as they develop.
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