Today the COVID-19 moves closer to a conclusion as more people return to the workforce.
Accordingly, here's a glimpse at the stats before we get started:
KCMO Health Department: KCMO has recorded 664 positive COVID-19 cases and 16 deaths
Turner Report: Department of Health and Senior Services reports that Missouri stands at 8,916 coronavirus cases, an increase of 162 cases over the previous day. Nineteen deaths were added to the state's total bringing the toll to 377.
KCTV5: Confirmed coronavirus cases in Kansas rose by 213, up to 5,458 total, though the actual number is thought to be higher because of limited testing and because people can be infected without showing symptoms. Reported COVID-19-related deaths increased by one to 137.
After the jump we're sharing a dozen links to LOCAL stories and more info on Coronavirus impact.
Cowtown Comeback Schedule
KANSAS CITY METRO - With several different ending dates for stay-at-home orders, keeping track of which reopening plan affects you can get difficult. It all depends on where you live and where certain businesses are located. Answer simple questions in the survey below to find the reopening plan that directly affects you.
Biz Protection Connection
Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas announced a new website, KCPPE.com, that will connect Kansas City businesses with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suppliers. As businesses launch into the beginning stages of reopening, PPE will continue to be in high demand as health precautions are taken to keep everyone safe.
Tyrann Mathieu doesn't want the Kansas City Chiefs' defense to settle for just one Super Bowl ring. The Chiefs were 16th overall in total defense under defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo's first year with the Chiefs in their championship season. Mathieu and the rest of the Chiefs' defensive leadership strive to take the group a step further.
Golden Ghetto Biz Copes With Outbreak Connection
A Quiet Merriam, Kansas, Company Is Latest With A COVID-19 Outbreak At One Of Its Meatpacking Plants
A sprawling, low-profile conglomerate based in Merriam, Kansas, owns a pork processing plant in Guymon, Oklahoma, that has become one of the country's latest coronavirus hotspots. More than 110 workers at the Seaboard Foods plant had tested positive for the virus as of Monday, according to the company.
Degree For Good Deeds
Gov. Laura Kelly has bestowed a bachelor's degree from Kansas State University to the northeast Kansas farmer that sent a single N95 mask to help New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo fight the COVID-19 outbreak.Dennis Ruhnke of Troy, Kansas, made national headlines in late April when he mailed the mask and a heartfelt letter to Cuomo, saying he "hoped it could be used by a doctor or nurse."
Show-Me Reason To Buy Local
LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) - Gov. Mike Parson on Tuesday continued his optimistic message about the state's reaction to the coronavirus pandemic and urged state residents to return to work if possible and support Missouri-based businesses.
Inside Dirt Helps Monitor Kansas Covid Outbreaks
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As the state of Kansas slowly reopens, public health officials are turning to an unusual source to help monitor the spread of the coronavirus in communities. They are looking at wastewater systems for answers.
Old School Check-In Required
Some of the highest rates of death in the Kansas City metro area have come from COVID-19 inside nursing homes and long-term care facilities. But, tracking COVID-19 outbreaks inside those facilities in the Kansas City metro is a tough job.
Meat Case Tossed
A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed on behalf of workers at the Smithfield Foods meatpacking plant in Milan, Missouri, about 125 miles northeast of Kansas City. In a 24-page order Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Greg Kays declined to hear the case, which alleged that working conditions at the plant have left its workers dangerously exposed to the coronavirus.
Well Deserved Fine Dining For Front Line Workers
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Food Pantries Need Help
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - A line of cars stretched for blocks, waiting to turn into the New Haven Seventh-Day Adventist Church parking lot, where volunteers waited on Tuesday to distribute food for those in need. The Overland Park church partnered with Harvesters to provide meals to the community.
Kansas City Wayback Warning
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A new report by Wallethub says Missouri has some of the most lax coronavirus restrictions in the country. The Show Me State is ranked the fourth lowest in the nation, and the state ranks last in requirements for wearing masks. A Kansas City group usually dedicated to fighting crime is now [...]
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