In this compilation we review some of the latest, local pandemic news links as plague numbers spike and continue to impact local public health policy.
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Kansas City region first responders welcome help from 'ambulance strike teams' to transfer long-haul patients
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) --- Ambulance strike teams arrived in the Kansas City metro Friday to provide long-haul patient transfers outside of the area to keep Kansas City area ambulance crews in the metro. "All of the services in this region, we are all suffering equally," EMS Assistant Division Chief Kansas City Missouri Fire Department EMS Assistant Division Chief Nathan Hopper said.
Show-Me Strike Team Strengthened
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A federal ambulance strike team has expanded from Springfield to statewide in Missouri as a growing number of patients are having a hard time finding a hospital bed. Those ambulances are expected to arrive overnight on Friday following a request to FEMA from Missouri Governor Mike Parson.
Provisionally Accredited Plague Rules
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri, Public Schools teachers will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing, the district confirmed Friday. Staff are being asked to receive their first vaccine dose - or only, if they opt for the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine - by Aug.
Christian School Champions 'Choice' For A Change
SHAWNEE, Kan. - The latest mask mandate for all elementary schools in Johnson County, Kansas, not only impacts public schools but private schools, too. But the head of Marantha Christian Academy said they were planning to handle the upcoming school year differently.
Local NextGen Warning
Children's Mercy Hospital is seeing more cases of COVID-19 than ever before. Right now, 19 children are hospitalized.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Blue Springs School District will follow the Jackson County indoor mask mandate requiring anyone over the age of five, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask inside public spaces.
Another Medical Warning
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) -- The Kansas City Chamber brought several chief medical officers together for an urgent community update Friday. Their message was the same -- the delta variant has their hospitals maxed out, with most patients being unvaccinated. "Our emergency rooms are really, really suffering.
Local Life Lesson Cont'd
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Teachers are getting ready for a new school year after navigating the learning curve created by the pandemic last year. "As an educator, this past year was probably one of the most challenging years that I've ever had as a classroom teacher," Sandra Dayse, a teacher at Kansas City Public Schools said.
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