This campy and iconic pic of hottie Denise inspires us to remember that healthcare workers are on the front lines as the coronavirus worsens in the USA. Accordingly, here's a COMPILATION OF ABOUT A DOZEN LOCAL COVID-19 STORIES to keep us up-to-date . . .
Kansas City Small Biz Help Deets Via Mayor Quinton Lucas
March 23, 2020 ~ 2:14 p.m. Budget amendment would create $500,000 Fund to support small, local businesses struggling amid COVID-19 health crisis KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas today announced that he will introduce an amendment to the proposed Kansas City Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget to create a $500,000 Small Business Emergency Relief Fund to provide small-sum grants to small, local businesses who are struggling amid the COVID-19 health crisis.
More Info On Northland Case
PLATTE COUNTY, MO (KCTV) - Health officials in Platte County said they now have the county's first confirmed case of the coronavirus. The notice was posted to the Platte County Health Department website Monday. County officials said this was a laboratory confirmed case.
Golden Ghetto Needs Supplies
Johnson County is asking for donations of cloth masks to build the supply of personal protective equipment for local health care workers."COVID-19 is continuing to put a strain on the health care system," said Dan Robeson, deputy director of Johnson County Emergency Management.
JoCo Tragedy Tribute
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A retired biology teacher and superintendent who dedicated his life to educating children was the first person to die in Johnson County due to the coronavirus. Dennis Wilson died Saturday, five days after testing positive for COVID-19. "I am doing my best.
The Dotte Closes Up Shop
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The Legends Outlets shopping center will be temporarily closing starting Tuesday, March 24, in response to the Wyandotte County executive order mandating that all non-essential businesses are to close in order to slow the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. The company said they will continue to monitor all communications from the CDC, [...]
Kansas Shutting Down
LAWRENCE, Kansas - Six Kansas counties are ordering residents to stay home unless they're buying groceries, getting health care or carrying out other essential tasks. The orders apply in Wyandotte, Johnson, Leavenworth, Douglas, Miami and Doniphan counties. Gov. Laura Kelly said she's not ready to issue her own statewide shelter-in-place order, but that could change.
Missouri Con Catches COVID-19
JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KCTV) - The Missouri Department of Corrections announced Monday that an offender has tested positive for the coronavirus. This is the first reported case of COVID-19 among the Missouri Department of Corrections offenders and there are no reported cases among staff.
All 116 driver's license offices in Kansas will be closed for the next two weeks because of the COVID-19 outbreak. On the other side of the state line, the Missouri Department of Revenue has implemented automatic extensions for expiring driver's licenses and motor vehicle registrations.The Kansas Department of Revenue said several government services are available online without having the visit the office.
Local Pet Place Adjusts
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Wayside Waifs is closing its doors to all pet adoptions during the COVID-19 stay-at-home order, which goes into effect at midnight Tuesday, but the KC Pet Project will remain open. "We will remain open as an essential city service," the KC Pet Project said in a statement, "and the work that we've been doing here has been incredible."
KC Family Ties Tested
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt our everyday lives, and for people with loved ones in hospice care, the uncertainty is especially hard. Walter Davis said he would do anything to see his 65-year-old mother, Brenda Davis. "I can't even explain how traumatic it is," he said.
Helping The Local Old School Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Staffers at the Don Bosco Senior Center delivered the bad news on a Friday, as their guests were polishing off a lunch of catfish, coleslaw and sauteed spinach. Due to precautions necessitated by the rapid spread of the coronavirus, the center in Kansas City's Columbus Park neighborhood was closing its doors for the foreseeable future.
Kansas City Booze Inspiration
For more information on KC Bier Co, click here. For more information on the "Together We Can" recurring event, click here. Participating breweries include Diametric Brewing Company, Crane Brewing Company, Grains & Taps Brewery and Taproom, East Forty Brewing, Fringe Beerworks, 3 Trails Brewing, Smoke Brewing Company, Apex Aleworks, and Wind Shift Brewing.
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