Statewide stay-at-home order now in place
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has announced a statewide stay-at-home order.
That order begins at 12:01 a.m. Monday, March 30 and runs until at least April 19.
Kelly says the state has taken a number of steps, but they were not enough. She called the decision "difficult and unavoidable".
She says projections for confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kansas could top 900 over the next week.
She says the order means Kansans should stay home unless they're going to get food, household necessities, medical care or other essential services.
The governor says she's relying on Kansans to follow the order without enforcement, saying she does not want a "martial law state."
"You can leave your house. You can still go outside. You are not under house arrest," Governor Kelly said.
Watch for more on how this executive order could impact your family here at www.kwch.com.
House Republican Leadership issued the following statement regarding the stay-at-home order: