Wednesday, March 11, 2020

KANSAS CITY CORONAVIRUS ROUNDUP!!!



First and foremost we link the city hall website with info about reporting the pandemic for residents and healthcare professionals.

And here's a clearing house of info and insight about the local fight against the COVID-19 . . .


Big 12 Fan Crackdown Redux

Big 12 closing doors to fans for remainder of tournament in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Big 12 Conference is closing its doors to the general public for the men's and women's basketball tournaments beginning with Thursday's games. However, fans were allowed to attend Wednesday night's games at the Sprint Center for the start of the men's tournament. Those matchups included Iowa State vs.


Kansas City Hospital Mythbusts Booze Fake News

Saint Luke's warns against false release of COVID-19 preventative tip

FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) - Saint Luke's Health System said a false release has been put out stating that alcohol consumption is a preventative measure against COVID-19. A Saint Luke's spokesperson sent KCTV5 News the false release that has the hospital's old Saint Luke's logo on it.


Kansas Schools Share Life Lessons For Pandemic Survival

State Education Dept. helping KS schools stop COVID-19 spread

The state's education leaders are helping schools protect students from coronavirus. The Kansas Board of Education heard Monday how the education department is communicating with schools about the virus. Susan McMahan, with the Safe and Secure Schools unit, and another person are leading the effort to monitor the virus, how it is transmitted, and ways school may be able to stop its spread.


KCI Airborne Precaution

KCI, airlines brace for impact from coronavirus - Kansas City Business Journal

As Kansas City International Airport readies for the arrival of coronavirus, its biggest airline has yet to cancel any flights or routes as the concern about travel spreads nationwide. The airline does not have routes to Europe or Asia, where the largest outbreaks are. Southwest Airlines owns 47.7% of the market share at KCI (Code: MCI).


UM System Class Crackdown

Mizzou And Kansas City University Suspend Classes To Limit Spread Of Coronavirus

Two of the region's biggest universities are taking dramatic steps to limit the spread of the new coronavirus. Kansas City University, the medical school in northeast Kansas City, and the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, told students, staff and faculty on Wednesday that classes will be held remotely for the next few weeks.


Show-Me No Visitors

Missouri lawmakers say avoid Capitol over virus concerns

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri lawmakers are urging citizens to avoid the Capitol over concerns about the novel coronavirus. House and Senate leaders on Tuesday asked members of the public to reconsider visiting the Capitol building unless they're directly participating in legislative business. Lawmakers are ending public access to the House chamber and some other public spaces.


Farmers Suffer Virus Threat

Local farmers feel impact after coronavirus outbreak

LAWRENCE, KS (KCTV) - Fears of the coronavirus could impact worldwide markets for weeks to come, and one industry trying to deal with that uncertainty is agriculture. A cattleman's work is never done. "We just started calving season. We started last week and we're about a fourth of the way done," rancher Craig Guffey said.


Reality TV Checked

Big Brother casting call in Kansas City cancelled due to increasing coronavirus concerns

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Open casting calls for CBS' Big Brother have been cancelled around the country due to increasing coronavirus concerns. Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa had initially scheduled an opportunity on Sunday to meet with Big Brother casting producers. There has been no word yet if the event will be rescheduled.


SHOW-ME FALSE PROFIT CRACKDOWN?!?!

Televangelist Jim Bakker sued by Missouri AG for reportedly selling fake 'coronavirus cure'

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced Tuesday his office filed a lawsuit against Jim Bakker and Morningside Church Productions, Inc. for misrepresentations about the effectiveness of "Silver Solution" as a treatment for 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


Church Precaution

Local places of worship making changes after worries over coronavirus

LEAWOOD, KS (KCTV) - Worries over the coronavirus have area churches making some changes. Church of the Resurrection leaders had a meeting Tuesday about how they should respond to the outbreak, and they're not the only place of worship having this conversation. LouAnne Wagner works at St.


City Hall Shares Guidance

Coronavirus preparation in Kansas City

Kalie StrainEditorial Assistant In late 2019 the spread of a new (novel) strain of the coronavirus caused an outbreak in Wuhan, China. The illness is being called "coronavirus disease 2019" which is being abbreviated to COVID-19. On Tuesday, March 3, Mayor Quinton Lucas spoke about the coronavirus in Kansas City.


TV Talks COVID-19 Protection

Coronavirus in Kansas City: The latest resources and how to keep your family safe

Here you can get the latest information on the coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Kansas City and resources to be prepared and keep your family safe.SHOULD YOU SEE A DOCTOR?Have you traveled outside the U.S.


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