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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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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