Saturday, April 11, 2020

Kansas City Inspiration Amid Coronavirus



An early morning life lesson . . . Not so long ago we once scoffed at human interest reporting but this pandemic is making us understand that helping locals to share their experience with something more substantial than a tweet, handheld video or meme is a vital function of local news.

Accordingly, here are some of our favorite local human interest story as of late . . .


Kansas City Endures Amid COVID-19 Harsh Times

Kansas City restaurant scene adapts amid uncertain future

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The coronavirus outbreak has put the Kansas City restaurant industry in unfamiliar territory, as businesses try to figure out how to stay afloat. Adaptability is the key for restaurants as they adjust doing business during the outbreak. Among restaurants, there have been massive layoffs, while others have closed for good.


More Deets On KC Test

Researchers test new coronavirus vaccine in Kansas City

The race is on to find a coronavirus vaccine right here in Missouri. A new vaccine for COVID-19 is being tested at The Center for Pharmaceutical research. The first vaccines were given on Monday. Two people were given the vaccine in Missouri and one at another testing facility in Philadelphia.


Rock Chalk Perspective

Coronavirus researcher at KU shares what's alarmed, surprised him about COVID-19

LAWRENCE, Kan. - For the past eight years, a University of Kansas professor has quietly studied the family of coronaviruses linked to such contagious and sometimes-deadly infections as SARS and MERS. Those studies may soon include research into the newest member of that coronavirus clan - the dangerous strain officially called SARS-CoV-2 that has triggered [...]


Local Doc Front & Center

Local doctor talks about his experience on the front lines

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- We've heard a lot from medical experts over the course of the coronavirus spread. Today, we wanted to bring you the experience of a local doctor who has been face-to-face with COVID-19 patients day after day. The doctors and nurses at KU Hospital take pride in providing quality care with emotional warmth.


Head Check Report

Suicide hotlines report surge in calls after coronavirus outbreak

As daily stress intensifies over the coronavirus, the need for mental health counseling is also on the rise.


Kansas City Cheers

Research hospital workers, families join in applause, waving to nurses, patients inside

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - They're the pace-setters of recovery, serving on the front lines. COVID-19 patients depend on critical caregivers to speed their drive to good health, and on Friday, the community turned out to encourage them. The parking lots at Research Medical Center in east Kansas City filled with well-wishers, toting signs, streamers and happy words of encouragement.


Northland Lockdown Updated

Platte County extends order shutting down all dine-in restaurants and social gatherings through end of April

by: Brian Dulle Posted: / Updated: PLATTE COUNTY, Mo. - In an ongoing effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Platte County Health Department is extending the order suspending dine-in restaurant services and limiting gatherings of 10 or more people. The order extends two separate orders issued on March 17 and 20.


More Testing In The Dotte

Wyandotte County Health Department to increase testing for COVID-19

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - More expanded COVID-19 testing will begin in Wyandotte County on Monday, April 13. The county health department will be testing outside its Ann Avenue headquarters in downtown Kansas City, Kansas Monday through Friday from 2 to 5 p.m.


Meth Town Starts Q&A

Independence sets up phone bank to answer COVID-19 questions

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, people have a lot of questions. The city of Independence is trying something now. They've recently set up a phone bank and are taking calls to answer general questions about COVID-19. "Folks are looking for ways to keep their life moving along normally.


Channel 9 Shares Info

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: 1,166, 50 deathsMissouri: 3,799, 96 deaths15 Days to Slow the Spread: CLICK HERE to read the CDC guidelines on coronavirusFULL LISTSMaps of Missouri, Kansas COVID-19 cases by countyList school districts offering free meals during COVID-19 shutdownList of places of worship in Kansas City offering livestreamed servicesSHOULD YOU SEE A DOCTOR?Have you traveled outside the U.S.


Kansas NextGen Life Lessons

Kansas College Students Face Uncertainty In A World Changed By The Coronavirus

A few weeks ago, University of Kansas senior Fatimah Alsinan was in a workshop finishing the last design and construction projects for her architecture degree. Now, she's meeting with classmates online, reviewing premade blueprints and building projects with K'Nex and Legos at her apartment.


Nice Kind Of Hotel Love

#WeSeeYouKSHB: T-shirt raises money for KC hospitality industry

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - We know Kansas City loves our local t-shirts, and we love our local restaurants. Now, a group of Kansas City folks are hoping you'll combine the two to help struggling hospitality workers hit hard by stay-at-home orders because of COVID-19. When you buy the shirt that reads "Kansas City runs on hospitality!"


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