Thursday, April 02, 2020

Kansas City Coronavirus Evening Roundup

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

KC Hospital Prepares for COVID-19 Patients

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

JOCO school district to ticket those not social distancing at facilities with trespassing

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

Nurses at HCA hospitals don't have equipment needed to safely fight COVID-19, union says

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

Country Club Plaza reminds businesses to pay rent

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

Anti violence group adjust to coronavirus restrictions

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

KC family fears homelessness for 2nd time after coronavirus puts both parents out of work

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

Samuel Rodgers Health Center builds quarantine-containment area to screen patients

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

Social distancing impacting golf courses, parks, MO state parks

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 School District busing lunches to students' homes

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

Missouri receives 'C,' Kansas gets 'C-' in social distancing report card

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

Libraries Across Kansas Search For Ways To Do Their Work After COVID-19 Shut Their Doors

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

KU and MU postpone commencement due to coronavirus pandemic

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

Menards not allowing children, pets in stores due to COVID-19 pandemic

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

Rosedale BBQ temporarily closing its doors

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

Hallmark sends heartfelt delivery halfway across the US to woman who lost son

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

KC cookie maker closing for good

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 based home air filter company turns out material for masks for front line heroes

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

Local company donating hundreds of tablets to health care agencies, others affected by 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

Kauffman Stadium's ball field ready when season begins


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Anonymous said...

Honestly, I think the local stories are MORE important because they're happening right here in our backyard. People don't want life to change but that's what's happening right now.

Anonymous said...

^^^ +1

Ren said...

Good info selection, have seen a few of these links before but don't mind the repeats. Thanks,T.

Anonymous said...

Hmm...everyone doing really poorly with social distancing...yet where are all the seriously sick patients. Hospitals are gearing up for patients...yet all we hear is how they are already out of supplies.
Millions out of work, businesses going under, families cant pay their rent...1 local death. 150 cases..who knows how bad. Celebrities infected one day, fine the next. But what ever you don't question the Dems or the media who last month were telling us to go to china town, then tried to derail relief package, insider trading politicos both parties, demonizing effective treatments, little no reporting of inside hospitals in us, useing fake footage of italy claiming it's New York, but yes it's too dangerous to ask why we need to crash economy for this when vast majority of serious cases are of old and already sick.

Byron Funkhouser said...

^^Stop watching Fox Entertainment. It's making you stupid.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ You already are

Anonymous said...

GOP death panels checking in again at 10:03.

Trump 2020 - Let's Kill Grandma

Anonymous said...

Byron got spanked.. And paid with are money hours ago. What say you thief?

Anonymous said...

apparently home remodeling involving large groups of workers is essential in joco.

it's a pretty major leak in the social distancing edict.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Sad but true.

Grim Reaper said...

US Coronavirus Death Total By Day

2020-03-01, 1
2020-03-02, 2
2020-03-03, 6
2020-03-04, 9
2020-03-05, 11
2020-03-06, 12
2020-03-07, 14
2020-03-08, 17
2020-03-09, 21
2020-03-10, 26
2020-03-11, 28
2020-03-12, 30
2020-03-13, 40
2020-03-14, 47
2020-03-15, 57
2020-03-16, 69
2020-03-17, 85
2020-03-18, 108
2020-03-19, 150
2020-03-20, 150
2020-03-21, 260
2020-03-22, 340
2020-03-23, 471
2020-03-24, 590
2020-03-25, 801
2020-03-26, 1050
2020-03-27, 1296
2020-03-28, 1707
2020-03-29, 2191
2020-03-30, 2509
2020-03-31, 3170
2020-04-01, 4079
2020-04-02, 5138

Anonymous said...

You can't argue with the Trumpkin set. They are smartest of all. Biggest bestest brains you know. They were all so right when they said it was just a hoax remember? They all knew it would just go away one was a miracle remember? Remember when they were right when they all said this virus was under control? They were so smart to say we had only 15 cases here and soon it was going to zero, and then it did? Remember that? Such very stable brains on that whole set. They know so much about the virus...everyone is saying it. They know more than the doctors! They studied it. A lot of people are saying this.

Anonymous said...

739 Some ppl just go along with what is spoon fed them in the news and by their politicos, other look at the facts and ask questions.

The facts are that the vast majority of ppl who actually get sick are over the age of 80 and/or already have health issues...even then only a small fraction of them actually die. That's the facts. If you can dispute that please do.

What 128 fails to tell us is that there are over 350 million ppl in the USA, 5138 out of 350 million, is not significant, but what is even less significant is the number of deaths out of the 5138 verses the other 349 million plus of ppl who have not gotten seriously ill or died.

There are many experts who dispute shutting down the economy for this you just will not hear from them on the MSM.

CDC said...

^^^ You are dangerously wrong. The media and politicos are reporting facts from doctors published by the CDC. CDC data shows all age groups impacted and hospitalized. Consider yourself disputed and corrected.

There is no need to kill others with your misinformation. If you are so hellbent on destructive behavior, just off yourself.

As of March 16, a total of 4,226 COVID-19 cases had been reported in the United States, with reports increasing to 500 or more cases per day beginning March 14 (Figure 1). Among 2,449 patients with known age, 6% were aged ≥85, 25% were aged 65–84 years, 18% each were aged 55–64 years and 45–54 years, and 29% were aged 20–44 years (Figure 2). Only 5% of cases occurred in persons aged 0–19 years.

Among 508 (12%) patients known to have been hospitalized, 9% were aged ≥85 years, start highlight36%end highlight were aged 65–84 years, 17% were aged 55–64 years, 18% were 45–54 years, and 20% were aged 20–44 years. Less than 1% of hospitalizations were among persons aged ≤19 years (Figure 2). The percentage of persons hospitalized increased with age, from 2%–3% among persons aged start highlight≤19end highlight years, to ≥31% among adults aged ≥85 years.