For our late night and/or early morning denizens of the discourse we're sharing resources, info and highlights of the Kansas City COVID-19 local news scene today.
Where we stand right now in the Heartland:
The number of coronavirus cases in Missouri has breached 100. Meanwhile, Kansas has 64 cases.
We'll start with the presser featuring elected leaders from throughout the metro . . .
Today the CORE 4 partners of Jackson County, Missouri; Johnson County, Kansas; Kansas City, Missouri, and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, based on the urgency of the COVID-19 public health emergency and the imminent rapid progression of the pandemic in our area, announce that beginning Tuesday, March 24, residents will be directed to stay at home except for essential needs. All jurisdictions will issue orders that will stay in effect for 30 days from the effective date of March 24, with consideration after 30 days of whether to prolong these orders beyond that date, based on public health and critical care metrics available at that time.
Examples of essential businesses and services that will remain open during this time period include critical government services, infrastructure projects, childcare, healthcare, grocery stores, pharmacies, and delivery/carry-out/drive-through services from restaurants. Additional details are forthcoming.
For more information, visit kcmo.gov/coronavirus or text COVIDKC to 888777
Take a look:
After the jump, from "many sides" of the issue: Our TKC Blog Community shares 20 news links to local, national and international stories on the impact and ongoing fight against coronavirus . . .
Kansas City COVID-19 Advice
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.CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASESKansas: 55, 2 deathsMissouri: 90, 3 deaths15 Days to Slow the Spread: CLICK HERE to read the CDC guidelines on coronavirusFULL LISTSList of local schools, universities closed or shifting to online classesList of large event cancellations, postponementsList of places of worship in Kansas City offering livestreamed servicesSHOULD YOU SEE A DOCTOR?Have you traveled outside the U.S.
Newspaper Publishes Fearful Story Of Kansas City Metro Coronavirus Demise
Dennis Wilson and his son, Luke Photo courtesy of Luke Wilson Johnson County's first coronavirus death was a retired biology teacher-turned school superintendent and part-time professional magician. Dennis Wilson, of Lenexa, who was in his 70s, died Saturday morning just five days after tests confirmed he had COVID-19, his wife wrote in a long and heartfelt post on her Facebook page.
Brewing Public Health Help
ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) --- Anheuser-Busch is planning to make and distribute bottles of hand sanitizer as coronavirus concerns continue across the nation. The brewery announced Saturday that it will be distributing bottles across the United States. "We have a long history of supporting our communities and employees - this time is no different.
Shelter In Place Update
(KCTV) -- After the CORE 4 partners in the Kansas City metro issued a stay at home order set to take place on Tuesday, North Kansas City and Clay County decided to extend that order to include them. The city of Belton has followed suit as well.
Kangaroo Housing Confusion
After a week of confusion, students in the dorms have been given their marching orders. Due to the quarantines and social distancing measures put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus, those living on-campus, with a few exceptions, will be required to move out as soon as possible.
Prez Trump Saves Students Including Locals
State Department charters flights to evacuate Americans stranded in Guatemala by coronavirus pandemic
The U.S. State Department has chartered two flights Monday to begin evacuating hundreds of Americans who are stranded in Guatemala. Guatemala suspended all air travel except for cargo flights on March 16 in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. "We do not know when civilian flights will resume in Guatemala after these U.S.
Democratic Party Answer Outcry For Assistance
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi returned from the House's weeklong recess Sunday to announce that Democrats would be "introducing our own bill" to address the ongoing economic collapse amid the coronavirus -- frustrating Senate Republicans who have worked through their planned recess this week to craft emergency legislation.
Prez Trump Explains National Guard Called Up
President Donald Trump said Sunday that the federal government has activated US National Guard units for three of the states hardest hit by the novel coronavirus -- New York, California and Washington state.
Pundit Targets Speaker Pelosi
"Life, Liberty & Levin" host Mark Levin accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., of "exploiting this crisis to advance her radical agenda," after she announced Sunday that Democrats would be introducing their own stimulus bill to address the ongoing economic collapse amid the coronavirus -- all while the Republican-controlled Senate considered its own legislation.
Former Prez Fact Check
President Donald Trump said Sunday that as he tackles the current national crisis, he doesn't want to "bother" his predecessors and doesn't think he's "going to learn much" from them. In response to a reporter's question on whether he would reach out to any former presidents (George W.
D.C. Suffers From Gridlock As Public Waits For Stimulus
Negotiations to craft a massive stimulus package slowed to a crawl Sunday amid sharp partisan disagreements over worker protections, corporate bailouts and how many hundreds of billions of dollars need to be pumped into the faltering U.S. economy.
Senator Rand Paul Tests Positive For Coronavirus
Rand Paul tests positive for coronavirus days after his father dismissed panic over the disease as a hoax
Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul's father, former Texas Congressman Ron Paul, penned an article titled "The Coronavirus Hoax," just six days before his son became the first U.S. senator to test positive for COVID-19. "Senator Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19," Paul's office announced on Twitter Sunday.
Italia Tragedy Worsens
ROME (Reuters) - Italy banned travel within the country on Sunday in yet another attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus, with data showing a further 651 people had died from the disease, lifting the number of fatalities to 5,476.
Prez Trump Sent "Rocket Man" Helpful Letter Amid Pandemic
North Korea said President Donald Trump sent Kim Jong Un a personal letter in which he expressed his willingness to help with "anti-epidemic work," according to the state-run Korean Central News Agency early Sunday."
Backstory On China Outbreak
WASHINGTON - Several months before the coronavirus pandemic began, the Trump administration eliminated a key American public health position in Beijing intended to help detect disease outbreaks in China, Reuters has learned. The American disease expert, a medical epidemiologist embedded in China's disease control agency, left her post in July, according to four sources with knowledge of the issue.
STOCKS PLUNGE AS POLITICS STALLS COVID-19 STIMULUS!!!
US stock futures plunge, trigger limit down trading halt, after Senate fails to agree on $1.6 trillion stimulus package | Markets Insider
US equity futures fell sharply after trading commenced at 6 p.m. ET. S&P 500 futures slid more than 4% within five minutes, triggering a so-called limit down trading halt. The losses came as the Senate failed to agree on a $1.6 trillion stimulus packaged designed to boost the coronavirus-stricken economy.
Golden Ghetto Shares Fact Check For Coronavirus
The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment in Kansas said it is continuing to get questions about the stay at home order that goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.
Knasas Works To Keep Healthcare Infrastruture Going
Last week, Gov. Laura Kelly made her state's children the first in the country sent home for the rest of the school year. This weekend, she took unilateral action to clear the way for more telemedicine, to temporarily license more health care workers and to let heavier trucks move on Kansas highways.
New JaxCo Courthouse Rules
March 22, 2020 Media Release By Valerie Hartman, PIO The Court has an obligation to stay open during this time of community concern over the spread of the COVID-19 virus as the judiciary provides an essential service to the public. Access to justice will continue in the community.
Light Of Local Hope . . .
Alpha-Lit KC shared a picture late Saturday night of a new sign that was set up in Overland Park. The marquee sign had a simple message with large letters saying, “IN THIS TOGETHER.”