Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Kansas City Coronavirus News Roundup



A worthwhile collection of local news stories from across the metro today as we continue our focus on the local angle of the COVID-10 pandemic.


Kansas City First Responders Offer Further Explanation Of 'Stay At Home' Order

KCPD, KCFD respond to COVID-19 stay-at-home order

The Kansas City Police Department, Kansas City Fire Department, and the Office of Emergency Management held a press conference Monday, March 23 to address questions regarding COVID-19. The Kansas City Police Department posted a Frequently Asked Questions resource page at www.kcpd.org with the following questions and answers: How will you be enforcing the stay-at-home order?


Another Death In The Dotte

Second Coronavirus death in Wyandotte County announced

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) --- A man in his 70s is the second person to die in Wyandotte County from the coronavirus, health officials say. The man passed away on March 23 after having been admitted to a hospital. "We offer our prayers and thoughts to the family and friends of the deceased.


Super Store Shut Down

Nebraska Furniture Mart to temporarily close store in KCK because of COVID-19

FOR ESSENTIAL NEEDS LIKE FOOD OR MEDICINE. GOOD EVENING, EVERYBODY. I'M KRIS KETZ. IT'S THE FIRST FULL DAY OF THAT KANSAS CITY AREA STAY AT HOME ORDER AND ASKMBC 9'S MICHEAL MAHONEY FOUND OUT A NORMALLY BUSY PART OF KANSAS CITY WASN'T AT ALL BUSY TODAY.


Biz Community Pitches In

Business execs buy COVID-19 test kits for KC, urge others to act - Kansas City Business Journal

The Kansas City area is getting an additional 50,000 COVID-19 test kits, thanks to a group of prominent local business leaders. They say their efforts are just getting started and are appealing for other business leaders to step up in this and other communities at a time when needs are great and speed counts.


More KCK Accommodation

2 KCK hotels cut rates by more than half for incoming medical professionals

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Many medical professionals are putting themselves on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak as they treat patients. By doing so, many are also potentially exposing their own families to the infectious disease. Two hotels at The Legends are offering a solution.


Golden Ghetto Coronavirus Tragedy Described

Widow Of Johnson County Man Describes 'Viral Storm' Of COVID-19

As word spread about the ordeal surrounding the first coronavirus death in Johnson County, Kansas, first through Joanna Wilson's Facebook updates and then through media reports, the metro area got its first glimpse of the health care system struggling to keep up - and the pain of necessary quarantine.


JoCo COVID-19 Cases Added

4 more people in Johnson County, Kansas test positive for COVID-19 bringing county total to 36

JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. - Officials in Johnson County confirmed Tuesday morning that four more people tested positive overnight for COVID-19 bringing the county total to 36. Of those 36, a man in his 70s has died. He was the first death in the county due to COVID-19.


Weather Worry For Medical Pros Hard At Work

KC's drive-up COVID-19 test sites a potential target for severe weather

Kansas City, MO - In the midst of a pandemic, there's another concern around the KC Metro - severe weather season. With drive-up COVID-19 test sites popping up under canopy tenting, Andy Bailey, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, says medical staff need to have a contingency plan.


Local Angler Optimism

Missouri temporarily waives fishing permits, trout tags starting Friday because of COVID-19 emergency

The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Conservation Commission said they are temporarily waiving permit requirements for sport fishing or daily trout tags for Missouri residents and nonresidents during the COVID-19 outbreak.The MDC said the waiver for a permit or trout tag to fish will run from Friday, March 27, through April 15, and all season dates and fish limits will continue to apply and be enforced."The current public-health emergency caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) has many Missourians and others looking for safe ways to get outside in nature," MDC director Sara Parker Pauley said.


KC Creative Class Help

Kansas City Area Crafters Rush Into Action Making Masks For Health Care Workers

Kansas City fashion designers, fabric artists, home sewers and crafters are diving into their own supplies to help meet the demand for masks for health care workers. As is happening elsewhere around the country, health care and first-responder agencies in the metro area have begun asking for donations to overcome shortages as they deal with the spread of COVID-19.


Stay At Home Pastimes

Mission, Kansas, family finds way to make social distancing more social

In our new world of social distancing, many families are struggling with ways to keep kids occupied.Without school, without playdates, many kids are missing friends and the interaction they get with the community.A Mission, Kansas, mom is trying to find a way to make social distancing more social for her sons.


Kansas City Hiring Scene 'Bright Side' Report

Experts say there's still work available despite skyrocketing unemployment requests

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Job cuts due to coronavirus are now leading to record-setting requests for unemployment assistance. The good news is that experts say there is lots of work still available. Kansas City's Westport is typically slammed during the lunch and dinner rush. But it's now desolate.


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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Donald J Trump requests your Death Panel check-in, now scheduled for Easter Sunday at your local house of worship.

Anonymous said...

^^^ OUCH!

Anonymous said...

12:13 Wasn’t that part of the plan of dimwit mayor Deblasio from New York? The moron that failed miserably in an attempt to run for President.

Thought so.

Damn lucky that guy isn’t going to be the president, Jesus that’s scary that someone would even think that.