In this section we acknowledge that local coronavirus coverage is great but it either all stands out or none of it does . . . For the moment, reports of bodies piling up on the streets in Ecuador is much more harrowing than our cowtown news-cycle but this info deserves a look for anybody wondering how the Greater Kansas City area is reacting to the crisis.
Here's around 20 of the best coronavirus stories we could find today . . .
Kansas City Coronavirus Medical Prep Examined
Hospitals across the country are prepared for a pandemic. They train for this. They have emergency preparedness plans in place. They are ready for mass shootings, weather events, or anything else that may cause a surge in patients. St. Joseph Medical Center in South Kansas City was ready for COVID-19 well before the first patients started coming through their doors.
Golden Ghetto Crackdown
Kansas City, MO - The Shawnee Mission School District will issuing trespassing citations beginning today to people not following social distancing guidelines at its athletic facilities. The district said its had complaints about large groups playing sports on district fields.
Reminder: Nurses Need Gear
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The largest labor union for nurses says health care workers at HCA Midwest Health hospitals don't have the equipment they need to safely handle coronavirus. Those hospitals include Research and Menorah medical centers in Kansas City and Overland Park, respectively, among others. HCA Midwest denies those allegations.
Plaza Rent Probs Redux
As Kansas City businesses close from the effects of COVID-19, real estate companies remind tenants to pay rent. That's especially true at the Country Club Plaza. "It's usually packed streets.
Season Of Vigils Stalls
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A group focused on reducing violent crime is changing how they operate because of coronavirus. The goal for AdHoc Group Against Crime is to reduce crime by building a bridge between law enforcement and the community. Members of the group typically go door-to-door in neighborhoods and talk to people face-to-face.
Kansas City Pandemic Real Life Consequences
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Thousands of families right here in the metro are feeling the sting of record-setting unemployment. With bills now coming due, some fear they could find themselves homeless. In Kansas, there's an eviction moratorium in place to stop landlords from kicking renters out and halting mortgage foreclosures.
Building COVID-19 Test Room
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center is screening all patients and staff members before they enter the building. The Health Center constructed two containment areas. The first area is located at its main entrance for patients.
Golf Goes On
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - At 5 p.m. Thursday, April 2, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources will close five state parks, including Watkins Woolen Mill and Weston Bend in the Kansas City area. In a news release, the department said the reason to close the parks is to address overcrowding.
Busing Local School Lunches
GRANDVIEW, Mo. - Several districts are going into their second full week of food deliveries since the buildings are closed due to COVID-19. Grandview C4 School District has various school locations for its 'grab and go meals' program. Superintendent, Dr. Kenny Rodrequez said they are doing what they can to fill the increasing need for however long it takes.
Missouri & Kansas Can't Away Despite COVID-19 Pandemic
People from Missouri and Kansas do an average job when it comes to stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of coronavirus, according to a new report from Unacast.Unacast, a company that tracks human mobility data, used GPS information from mobile devices to track changes in how much people are moving around since the COVID-19 outbreak.
Bookworm Blues In Kansas
Librarians across Kansas struggled in March to find a balance between serving the intellectually curious and protecting public health. Now, a statewide state-at-home order from Gov. Laura Kelly appears to mean that all Kansas libraries will close or remain closed through April 19.
Grads Stay Losing 2020
The University of Kansas and the University of Missouri are postponing their commencement ceremonies for spring 2020 graduates due to concerns for public safety amid the coronavirus pandemic. In a message from KU Chancellor Douglas Girod and Provost Barbara Bichelmeyer, commencement will be postponed until late summer of early fall.
Coronavirus Rugrat Crackdown
Home improvement chain Menards announced Thursday that children are no longer allowed in its stores. In a statement posted to its website, Menards wrote that it is no longer allowing children under the age of 16 or pets into its stores due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Service dogs are an exception, officials said.
Kansas City BBQ Shutdown
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- It's been a mouth-watering staple in the Rosedale community for over 80 years, but now it's temporarily closing its doors. Rosedale BBQ has been serving up Kansas City barbeque since 1934. But unfortunately, Thursday it will be going the way of several other restaurants in the Kansas City area and will be shutting its doors.
Local Sympathies Sent
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Rebecca Leclair's face still lights up when she describes her son, Dane. "He was a puppy at heart. We called him the alpha dog with a heart," Leclair said. After a stellar volleyball career at the University of Loyola-Chicago, Dane Leclair was pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Nebraska.
Kansas City Cookie Crumbles Amid Coronavirus
DiCapo's Cookies says it will close its doors for good because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will close April 12.
JoCo Homecare Turns To Healthcare Amid Coronavirus
LENEXA, KS (KCTV) - With face masks in demand, a Lenexa-based company called Filti got an idea. "We thought it was unacceptable there were several hospitals and health care workers out there that are using cloth and t-shirts for facemasks. So we thought, we want to help the best we can," Director of Technology at Filti, Dakota Hendrickson said.
Tech To Fight COVID-19
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- A local company is stepping up the way they know how - with tablet displays. UX2D is donating hundreds of them to government or health care agencies. "It's a 10-inch Android tablet," COO and Vise President Richard Vaughn said. There are 450 tablets up for grabs.
Kansas City Coronavirus Digital Work From A Distance
Kansas City's WWI Museum is avoiding layoffs by giving employees thousands of pages from its archives to digitize
(CNN) -- A museum in Kansas City, Missouri is avoiding laying off its employees during the coronavirus pandemic by giving some of them a big project to take on. The National WWI Museum and Memorial said it is moving 10 of its employees to a team dedicated to digitizing thousands of letters, diaries and journals.
Hopefully, Kansas City Royals Baseball Will Return Someday To Lose 100 Games
Hide Transcript Show Transcript FOUND OUT THE FIELD CAN BE READY TO GO WHENEVER IT IS NEEDED. YOU'VE GOT AN EMPTY STADIUM, BRAND-NEW POLLS. THREE ACRES OF TURF READY FOR BASEBALL. IT LOOKS BEAUTIFUL. WE ARE READY. WE WISH WE WERE PLAYING TODAY.
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