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, 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
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 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
ST. PETERS, MO (KMOV.com) -- 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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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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