In the aftermath of a Kansas City "State Of Emergency" declared, the news is all COVID-19 right now and so we don't want to crowd this space with repetitive info. Instead, we offer one MEGAPOST in order collect, compile and offer a convenient way for local newshounds to catch-up . . . With respect to travel ban exuded and inspiring Brit hottie Lucy and her bright, shining example of cleanliness even if just about every grocery store is out of disinfectant right now . . .
Cowtown Shut Down
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Justice Amid COVID-19
JACKSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) - On Thursday night, the presiding judge of the 16th Circuit Court in Jackson County ordered the suspension of jury trials from March 16 through March 27, as well as other hearings that involve bringing in a large number of people.
Keeping Students Safe
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Some Kansas City area schools are taking action to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Barstow School confirmed a person related to a faculty member tested positive for coronavirus. The school told 41 Action News that the patient did not come into contact with students or any other faculty or staff member.
Kangaroos Sent To Internets
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - The University of Missouri - Kansas City is the latest institution to decided to suspend in-person classes in the wake of the spread of COVID-19. In a letter sent Thursday afternoon, Chancellor C. Mauli Agrawal said students would have Friday off at UMKC to give faculty a chance to prepare online coursework.
Kansas City Can't Visit Granny
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - Nursing homes in the Kansas City metro are asking visitors to stay away. John Knox Village in Lee's Summit is one of several nursing facilities that has recently tightened restrictions due to concerns over COVID-19. The nursing facility has limited access down to one entrance and is screening people who come into the facility.
Corporate Health Crackdown
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1st Responder Precaution
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- KCTV5 News has confirmed that at least one firefighter is under self-quarantine tonight after transporting an individual who ultimately died of COVID-19. KCKFD Assistant Fire Chief Bryan Hendin said that the firefighter was involved in transporting a Wyandotte County man to the hospital.
Show-Me Another Case
Watch Governor Parson's news conference from Springfield at 6 p.m. SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Gov. Mike Parson has confirmed that Missouri now has its second case of "presumptive positive" coronavirus. Parson said the case is based in Springfield, but has not provided any more information at this time.
Jail Time Out
JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KCTV) -- On Thursday, the Missouri Department of Corrections said that they are suspending visits at state correctional centers for 30 days due to COVID-19. "While no cases have been diagnosed in Missouri correctional centers, adopting good practices, like those recommended by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, can help stop the spread of all communicable illnesses," the Missouri DOC said.
Locals Testing For Coronavirus
A local lab has received the green light from the Food and Drug Administration to begin testing for COVID-19 and it is able to process a thousand samples a day. KMBC's Brian Johnson was one of the few visitors granted access into Viracor Eurofin's lab in Lee's Summit.
Kansas Warn Against Sickening Scammers During Harsh Times
TOPEKA, KS (KCTV) -- The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says spam text messages about coronavirus are being sent to Kansans. The KDHE said the false scam texts claim to announce confirmed cases of COVID-19 at different hospitals. For current case counts, visit www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus.
Fewer Library Resources To Protect Against Coronavirus
The Kansas City Public Library North-East branch will be removing its eight public computers from its interim location as a preventative measure against the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The computers will be removed until March 31 at which time the library staff will reassess the situation to determine if the computers can be returned.
Students Now Parked In Front Of Computer Screens
PARKVILLE, MO (KCTV) - Park University is moving entirely to online classes in an effort to quell the spread of coronavirus. On Monday, all face-to-face and blended classes at Parkville University will move online. This affects both the Missouri and Arizona campuses.
Second Chance Degree Delay
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Johnson County Community College is one of many schools closing campus and moving classes online. Thursday's announcement left some students worried about the extra time off. Campus will close Saturday and stay that way for three weeks. Campus will be closed while students are on spring break from March 14 through March 22.
Local Super Heros Should Enter Fortress Of Solitude
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Planet Comicon Kansas City announced Thursday afternoon that they will be canceling their event next weekend. This comes after Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas announced a State of Emergency declaration in Kansas City Under the proclamation, all events with more than 1,000 attendees within the city are canceled.
Legislator Galvin Wants Locals Away From County Meetings For Now
March 12, 2020 Today, Jackson County Legislature Chairman Theresa Cass Galvin announced that to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19 she asks citizens and county associates to not attend the county legislative meeting on Monday, March 16 unless you have business that needs to be addressed by the legislature.
Coping With COVID-19 Stress
COVID-19, a new form of coronavirus, is dominating the news.
Old School Cher Stays Home
by: FOX 4 Newsroom Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Cher has postponed all of the concerts in her "Here We Go Again Tour" amid coronavirus concerns, including her stop at the Sprint Center. The change is effective immediately. The concert, originally scheduled for April 18, has been moved to Oct.
Snake Saturday Shut Down
(KCTV) -- The St. Patrick's Day parades that were set to happen in Leavenworth, Kansas, and the KCMO neighborhood of Brookside have been canceled. The city of Leavenworth decided on Thursday to cancel the parade after consulting with the county's health department, police officers, and firefighters.
Kansas City Cancellation List
Kansas City is under a State of Emergency due to the coronavirus outbreak. All large events are cancelled. Here is a complete list.
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