Friday, May 01, 2020

Kansas City Coronavirus Stats & Links

Tonight's update of numbers related to the virus that seem to be holding steady in the metro . . .

Kansas City Health Department: As of May, 1 KCMO has recorded 573 positive COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths

KCMO: The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 273 new confirmed coronavirus cases Friday, taking the state total to 7,835. In addition, eight new deaths were attributed to COVID-19 in the state, taking the death total to 337 people.

KSHB: Cases of coronavirus in Kansas increase to 4,449, with 130 deaths

After the jump we're sharing about a dozen news link regarding local impact of the coronavirus . . .

Kansas City Stiffed

Kansas City didn't get a dime in federal stimulus money - but St. Louis got $35 million

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Show me the money! That's what leaders in Kansas City are saying after learning the city isn't getting a dime from Washington in stimulus money. But St. Louis, in comparison, is getting $35 million.

Heartland Hospital Cash

Hospitals in Kansas, Missouri to get at least $400 million

FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) -- On Friday, U.S. Senators for Kansas and Missouri announced that $400 million or more in aid has been allocated for hospitals in each state. Missouri gets a $12.5 million more than Kansas. The money comes from the Department of Health and Human Services via the Provider Relief Fund that is part of the CARES Act.

Northland Pandemic Prep

Clay County adopts additional reopening restrictions

Clay County will join many other- but not all - Missouri counties in beginning the economic-reopening process Monday. However, the county has announced some additional restrictions beyond those set forth this week by Gov. Mike Parson. The additional restrictions include limits on the number of people in retail establishments, gyms and restaurants.

Show-Me COVID Protection

PPE is a top priority for Missouri businesses preparing to open their doors to customers

ST. PETERS, MO ( -- Missouri business owners are preparing to open their doors to customers as Missouri's stay-at-home order expires on May 4. But some say, their biggest concern is having enough personal protective equipment (PPE) for both staff and customers as the coronavirus outbreak remains a national crisis.

Chiefs Help For Hobos

Chiefs Hall of Famer donates COVID-19 antibody tests for homeless

A Chiefs Hall of Famer is working to help the homeless during the pandemic. Nick Lowery, the Chiefs all-time leading scorer, does quite a bit of work through his foundation, Champions for the Homeless.

Getting Golden Ghetto Together

Johnson County clothing resellers prep as Kansas announces reopening plan

With a plan now in place, businesses in Kansas are preparing plans to reopen. It's a shift in mindset for ownership at several Johnson County clothing resellers and other retailers, who are making plans to adjust before welcoming back customers.

Local Coronavirus Outbreak

Nearly 300 workers test positive at Missouri meat plant

Nearly 300 workers at a northwestern Missouri pork processing plant have tested positive for the coronavirus, state health officials said Friday. The Triumph Foods plat in St. Joseph is the latest of several meat plants around the country to see huge spikes in confirmed cases of the virus.

Show-Me Food Chain Cash

Missouri senators set aside $20M for meat packing plants

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Missouri senators are setting aside $20 million in expected federal aid for the state's struggling meatpacking plants. A Senate budget committee on Friday made the change to the state budget plan for the fiscal year that begins in July. Employees work close to each other at meatpacking plants, which can enable the spread of COVID-19.

Med Tech Review

FOX4 investigates: How effective are ventilators at treating patients with COVID-19?

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In the first horrific weeks of the coronavirus pandemic many of the very sick were hooked up to ventilator, unable to breathe on their own. It is a life-saving machine, but the more doctors learn about COVID-19, some have become reluctant to use them on patients with the virus.

Kansas City Coverage

Demand continues to rise for face masks and this Kansas City company can help

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- As local stay-at-home orders are relaxed more people will be back to work. This means some will be taking more precautions to protect themselves. Experts expect the demand for face masks to keep rising. At Expert Alterations, the owner and her team have been making masks for the last month.

Coronavirus Metro Stagger

Metro businesses' openings vary as stay-at-home orders come to an end

The variation in rules and regulations can make it confusing for consumers, especially when you can drive a mile or two and find a whole new set of guidelines. We've also discovered many businesses are simply choosing to go their own way.

Reopen Kansas City Schedule

Finally, A Comprehensive, Absolutely Definitive Guide On Who's Opening When-Maybe. - In Kansas City

If your head is about to explode with the ever-moving target of who's opening when, we've got some handy-dandy links for you to peruse. With various counties opening intermittently and/or on staggered dates, click on the link below for the latest updates from your respective municipality.

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Anonymous said...

Better title: Reopen Ruined.

Anonymous said...



Reopen Already!

Reeder said...

I think you posted this story earlier today but this is a better version: Coronavirus may last 2 years, study warns. And its second wave could be worse.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

It could be worse. STL is taking the brunt of it.

Anonymous said...

Open up the Bob Evans.

Open up the Perkins Family Restaurants.

The American Way of Life is not negotiable.

Anonymous said...

Shitty Louis has 75% of the cases and dead people, not surprisingly the most cases for the entire state is four dimwit run cities, kc, Springfield and Columbia. The rest of the state is doing great! Kc has 573 cases bid deal, how many have recovered? That won’t get reported because Lucas and that senile old fear monger bastard Rex archer won’t release those numbers because they’re trying to scare people into staying home.

Grip Madlock said...

Ok Rex

Anonymous said...

Kansas City Health Department: As of May 1, KCMO has recorded 573 positive COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths

99.997% of KCMO residents have NOT died from coronavirus.

Enough already!

Anyone who wants to keep sheltering at home, feel free to do that, as long as you're willing to accept the consequences.

Everyone else, get back to life, what you should have been doing this whole time.