Local stats as infections have yet to peek . . .
KCMO Health Department: As of April 14, Kansas City has recorded 351 positive COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths
Turner Report: Missouri COVID-19 death toll stands at 133, 4,686 confirmed cases
KMBC: The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Monday the Sunflower State has reached 1,426 cases of COVID-19, and 69 deaths have been reported statewide.
Guardian: Coronavirus distancing may need to continue until 2022, say experts
And so, given these not so happy thought we share this COMPREHENSIVE collection of coronavirus news coverage from Kansas City and beyond . . .
KCMO Three Weeks & Counting
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The local stay-at-home order might be in place awhile longer. Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas told FOX4 nothing's official yet, but he believes the order may extend for another three weeks, a decision that would not be taken lightly. Kansas City, Missouri's mandatory stay-at-home order is set to expire on April [...]
Kansas City Pranks COVID-19
Hide Transcript Show Transcript A DOSE OF COMIC RELIEF IS WHAT WE NEED AND FINDING IT IN OUR CITY PARKS AND TRAILS. MARK STATUES POPPING UP FROM LEAWOOD TO PARKVILLE. MARK TWAIN SAID IT BEST, THE HUMAN RACE HAS ONE EFFECTI THING AND THAT IS LAUGHTER.
KCPD Adapts To Pandemic
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Eight members of the Kansas City Police Department have tested positive for COVID-19. Three of them are academy recruits. With dozens in quarantine, the department says it's having to get creative. The department's monthly Police Commissioners meeting is normally held at KCPD headquarters and open to the public.
Tech Scene Needs Cash
Uncertainty lingers: Every day without relief funds means more layoffs at VC-backed startups, Howe warns
Editor's note: The following is part of Startland News' ongoing coverage of the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Kansas City's entrepreneur community, as well as how innovation is helping to drive a new normal in the ecosystem. Click here to follow related stories as they develop.
Peek @ The Peak?!?!
New projections from the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation have the COVID-19 peak in Kansas and Missouri arriving in late April. The institute currently projects more than 1,700 people in Missouri and 550 people in Kansas will die from COVID-19 complications.
Cowtown Tech Fights COVID-19
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The new reality of going to school and working online from home is a big challenge for many metro families without access to technology. To help fix that, a major effort aims to get computers where they are needed most, and you can help in the efforts to bridge the digital divide.
Show-Me Video Court Dates
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - A very important case was heard Tuesday by the Missouri Supreme Court concerning how prosecutors and courts should handle wrongful convictions. Lamar Johnson has spent more than half of his life in prison for a murder that someone else claims to have committed.
Golden Ghetto Testing Starts
JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) - The new Johnson County dashboard shows you zip code by zip code where people have tested positive for the coronavirus. You can click where you live and see how many positive cases are reported near you.
Show-Me Booze On The Block
Missouri announced Tuesday it will temporarily allow restaurants to sell premixed alcoholic beverages "to go."Sandy Karsten, the Director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety, said waving the restrictions will help Show-Me State restaurants regain liquor sales lost during the COVID-19 outbreak."This change is being done to assist restaurant owners, as well as employees during this time of unprecedented restrictions," Karsten said.The Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control will temporarily waive some restrictions of the sale of alcohol in "containers besides their original packaging."Karsten said the containers must be "durable, leak-proof and seal-able."
Masked Kansas Mandate
Governor Laura Kelly says she recommends all Kansans wear face masks while out in public. She posted a brief message on her official Facebook page Tuesday morning, saying new evidence suggests some people without COVID-19 symptoms can transmit the virus before getting sick.
Coors Stays Winning News Day
Singing the folk song "99 Bottles of Beer" might be how some people are passing the time during the coronavirus pandemic.
EVERY AMERICAN WANTS PREZ TRUMP’S AUTOGRAPH NOW!!!
Late Monday evening, the U.S. Treasury Department ordered the Internal Revenue Service to print President Donald Trump's name on the stimulus checks it is sending to millions of Americans nationwide, reports The Washington Post. The Treasury Department's order could cause the checks to be delayed by several days or longer, senior agency officials told the publication.
COVID-19 Testing Downgrade
The number of coronavirus tests analyzed each day by commercial labs in the U.S. plummeted by more than 30 percent over the past week, even though new infections are still surging in many states and officials are desperately trying to ramp up testing so the country can reopen.
Biggest Global Lockdown Cont'd
India's nationwide coronavirus lockdown has been extended until May 3, India's conservative prime minister said Tuesday. India's lockdown is the biggest in the world, affecting 1.3 billion people. The move to extend the lockdown went into effect despite complaints, as India's some 360 million people living in poverty say they have been left without support as income sources dried up.
Pence Test Coming Soon
Vice President Mike Pence told Fox News' Laura Ingraham in an exclusive interview airing Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is very close to approving a viable antibody test that will help determine an individual's immunity to the coronavirus.
Scary Reality Check
Even as the novel coronavirus continues to kill an incomprehensible number of people, many a policymaker, business leader, and president alike want to know one thing: How soon can we get people back to work and everyday life, and can it be sooner than whenever you're going to tell me because honestly that doesn't really work for my schedule or the economic platform I was hoping to run for reelection on.
Global Cash Fight Worsens
The American Medical Association (AMA) called on President Trump Donald John Trump Senate committee to investigate origin of, response to coronavirus pandemic Amash teases possibility of third-party presidential bid Overnight Health Care: Trump fires back at critics during briefing | Trump claims he has authority on when to reopen states | Governors form groups to discuss plans | Fauci offers support to Trump | House delays return MORE to reconsider halting U.S.
Local Design Love
One Kansas City designer is using her skills to help protect those on the front lines."As a designer, my business is used to being just custom orders. I find out what they feel like and kind of transition that into their outfit," said Nataliya Meyer, owner of Lucia's Sarto Custom Sewing.At Lucia's Sarto, rows of gowns and half-finished pieces line the workspace.
Nice Old School Calling Card
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One metro nonprofit wants to make sure local seniors have companionship during this crisis, and they've found a way to do it while following social distancing guidelines. For the past 50 years, the Shepherd's Center has worked to minimize social isolation for seniors.
Pandemic Pet Celebration
KC Pet Project has been working to adapt to new regulations needed after the start of the stay-at-home order to combat COVID-19.The shelter said Tuesday that it is now prepared to handle adoptions -- but things are going to look a little different.If you're looking for your new best friend, KCPP will be offering adoptions virtually.
Kansas City First Responder Well Remembered
KANSAS CITY, Mo - The Firefighter Fountain is the only fountain flowing in Kansas City. It was turned on Tuesday during a ceremony to honor EMT Billy Birmingham, who died Monday of COVID-19. Birmingham was one of 24 children, was the father of seven, had over a dozen grandchildren and a handful of great-grandchildren.
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