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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 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

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.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

JoCo first COVID-19 death: An 'indescribably horrible week of immeasurable suffering'

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

Anheuser-Busch to start making hand sanitizer to combat COVID-19 outbreak

ST. LOUIS ( --- 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

Stay at home order extended to Clay County, North KC

(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

Students forced to move off-campus, set to receive 45% housing refund

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

Pelosi, returning from recess, announces House Dems will have their own coronavirus response bill

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

Trump outlines national guard activations for New York, California and Washington

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

Mark Levin on House Dems' coronavirus plan: 'People are sick and dying and Pelosi is playing games'

"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

Trump: I haven't consulted past presidents

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

Coronavirus stimulus talks hit setback as crisis deepens

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

Italy bans internal travel as death toll rises a further 651

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 says it received a letter from Trump

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

U.S. axed CDC expert job in China months before coronavirus 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.


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

Johnson County Health Department creates FAQ to answer common questions about stay at home order

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

COVID-19 Prompts Kansas Governor To Ease Rules For Telemedicine And Medical Shipments

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

Jackson County Circuit Court Operations during COVID-19 Stay at Home Order

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 . . .

New Alpha-Lit KC sign sends hope to Kansas City during COVID-19 outbreak

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.”


Anonymous said…
Congress & the president better get off their ass and get help to the people who need it. There is no such thing as "gridlock" this is just insane that anyone would play games with these funds.

I'm not the kind of person that would call my Congressmember but this is damn ridiculous.

Pass the stimulus. Get it done. NOW!
Anonymous said…
^^^ Some debate is just part of the process. But I agree, needs to be done sooner rather than later.
Anonymous said…
Cgc said…
Actually, I'm somewhat comforted by the politics of the situation. You know that things are really getting serious when the government speaks with one unified voice to give orders. And that's something that nobody wants.

Think about it!
Anonymous said…
^^^ +100
Anonymous said…
Notice that wall street and the banks never really have to wait or even ask for their government handout. It's always the voters who are last in line.
Anonymous said…
Yep, you ll also notice that the world doesn't operate without Wall street or Banks. Like to see the average JOE save up enough money to pay cash for a 50k suv they really don't need.
Kinsey Punk Rock Band said…
^^^ You mean the subprime loans the wall street and the banks leverage to boost their profits and then push on the public? I understand where you're coming from and you make a good point. But there are a lot of people who objected to the "too big to fail theory."

A fascinating economic chicken & the egg debate that we're yet to figure out from one economic collapse to the next. World keeps turning I guess!
Anonymous said…
Apparently y’all didn’t see the president talk this afternoon, the hold up is the the dems want to throw money out there without any stipulations, the president said if that happens then big business can use that money to buy back their own stocks instead of using it for the business itself or the employees, now I’m not 100% sure that is exactly what he said but it makes sense, especially after those senators got caught selling off stocks. Greed is a bitch and it always affects the little people.
Anonymous said…
Wait, don't tell me that you dipshits don't have a few months of emergency funds saved up?

But there was always money for the weed and booze huh?
Legal weed now!!!
Anonymous said…
Good to know all the wingers will be returning their checks. But of course they will expect their billionaire owners to keep theirs because the job creators.
Retro ROCKER said…
11:24 YOU ARE ON THE MONEY. AND this can be longer than April. Some parts of the U.S. IT will be very bad. Leaving NEW YORK AND CALIFORNIA AND they will be Coming to a town near you .Will they have the virus. Maby a few But if they don't have jobs when they arrive. The social office will be overwhelming.
Anonymous said…
Wow, you are right Trump's toadies in the Fed fed the pigs a week ago.
Anonymous said…
11:24 How dare you make a great point..... Shame on you.

Anonymous said…
Christ what a pathetic suck up. Does 10:55 really think the world can operate without average Joe and bankster are more important?? Somebody's gonna be wearing out his kneepads soon.
Anonymous said…
Maybe true but keep in mind that Trump spews lies whenever he opens his shithole mouth.
The GOP wants a shlush fund That Trump can give to whoevervhecwants with no oversight but Trump didn't complain enough that.
Anonymous said…
Got the bag of weed, the I phone and the escalade. Why the fuck would I have toilet paper or a reserve fund ?
Anonymous said…
Talk about lies. The Dems are kings and queens in that area. The Mueller Investigation; the shameful impeachment hearings; Hillary's private server, lost emails and broken devices to prevent access; millions of dollars sent on pallets by Obama/Biden to Iranian nutjobs that resulted funds to kill more Americans; former attorney general Loretta Lynch on the tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton so Hillary would be let off scot free, etc.
Anonymous said…
If you think the "first friday" or westport shootings are bad, wait till everyone over 85 dies. And all the vapers in their 20's have perm lung damage and go on lifetime oxygen -if they live. And smokers of any age will die also. People thought they could smoke and live till 80 maybe, but now things have changed! You damage your lungs and something new comes along to finish you off
Anonymous said…
Man how far the democratic party has fallen. The penalty for treason is what?
Anonymous said…
Schumer blocks Monday morning vote to ensure another stock market crash.

There is nothing the Dems won't do to try to harm trump. We all saw what pelosi did at the state of the union.
Cgc said…
It seems to me the Republicans are doing the obstruction. It was McConnell who blocked the vote. The Democrats will have a new plan on Monday, they are the only ones who really care about the people.

Think about it!
Anonymous said…

Supporters mustered only 47 votes of the 60 required to take up measure

There's more than enough blame to go around.
Byron Funkhouser said…
Moscow Mitch refused to negotiate with Democrats, thinking he could just ram this through.

It's not a "stimulus plan", it's a Wall Street bailout.

The vote went along party lines, & whenever that happens, Trump blames the Democrats & calls people names.
Anonymous said…
bLIEron, did you say the same thing when Barry bailed out all big business during the swine flu debacle to the tune of $10 trillion dollars?

Didn’t think so.
Anonymous said…
When the elected folks from places other than KCMO agreed to make an appearance with smiley selfies Lucas, why is it that they decided it was best to leave their wallets in their cars?
Anonymous said…
The Dems are making the ppl suffer as much as possible so they can blame trump
Anonymous said…
Yeah R yays Dems nays for ppl getting money.

Ds had no problem giving their owners, the banks money.
Anonymous said…
Ding Ding Ding goes the trolley!
Anonymous said…
I'm not scared of dying and I don't really care
If it's peace you find in dying then let the time be near

Here I go!
Hey hey
Woot Woot!

Look out honey! Woo Wooooooooooo!!

Ye Haw!
Anonymous said…
^^^OK Boomer. Hurry up then.