Some snarky headlines where appropriate along with links to good info; Here's our latest glimpse at some of the most important and recent local COVID-19 news . . .
More Kansas City Tech Hopes To Fight Spread Of COVID-19
With school closings pouring in nationwide, Transportant customers are looking to use the startup's bus tech platform - which uses video-based technology to allow students, parents and school administrators to better monitor school buses - in ways it was never intended, John Styers said.
Local Coronavirus Price Check
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A $10,000 fine: That's what price-gougers could be facing in Kansas for every item they sell. It's a big fine for a big problem, and Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said he's not afraid to use it. Schmidt said cleaning supplies top the list of the most popular items targeted by greedy sellers.
Kansas City Need Cash To Cope With Pandemic
Lawmakers are preparing to pass a $1 trillion bill to help businesses and workers cope with the financial strain of the coronavirus crisis. But how much money, who gets it and how it is distributed all remain unresolved issues. Rep.
Kansas City Home Help
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two of the country's best-known mortgage lenders want to help people to keep their homes. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac both released statements on Wednesday detailing help they will offer borrowers. The effects of the COVID-19 crisis have meant workers have lost jobs and the paychecks that go with them.
Local Testing Ruckus
JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- The state of Kansas could run out of coronavirus tests by the end of this weekend, leaving private labs to continue COVID-19 testing in the state for now. Today, the KDHE Secretary said the state of Kansas has about 300 tests left.
High-Flying Fam Shut Down
There are more American trapped abroad, stranded by COVID-19.For a brother and sister from the Kansas City area, it was dream trip to Machu Picchu with a jam-packed schedule to celebrate a college graduation. Then everything shut down.
Tigers Take Test
COLUMBIA, MO (KCTV) -- Two University of Missouri employees have tested positive for COVID-19. According to a statement from the university, both employees immediately quarantined themselves. They are recovering at home and are being cared for by their physicians. Health officials are working to identify anyone who might have recently been in contact with the two.
Kansas Teachable Moment
With all Kansas public schools ordered closed to slow the Coronavirus pandemic, some people are questioning why child care centers remain open. One teacher at a private Johnson County preschool told KCUR that she thought keeping preschools and child care centers open didn't make sense.
KCPD Traffic Crackdown Lightens Up Amid Coronavirus
Fewer parking violations will be penalized in Kansas City while the state of emergency issued in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic is in effect, police announced Friday. The Kansas City Police Department's parking enforcement efforts will focus primarily on safety-related violations, the department posted on Twitter.
Drilling Down On COVID-19
RAYTOWN, MO (KCTV) -- Some jobs just can't operate more than 6 feet away from another person. One good example is your dentist's office. There are still clinics seeing patients, but COVID-19 is making for empty waiting rooms. Take Dr. Tim Goodheart's clinic in Raytown where it's been a quiet week.
Southland Biz Endures
The news of shut downs and cancellations are happening so quickly it's hard to know what is open, what is closed. Lane4 Property Owners has released a list to help the Red Bridge community keep track of what businesses are open, closed and those offering special services and a sweet deal.
KCMO State Review
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Health Department confirmed Friday there are now 12 positive cases of coronavirus in the city. Six of the patients are men, and six are women, all ranging in age from their 20s to 60s.
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