The Maize school board at a special meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7, voted in favor of a temporary mask mandate for students and staff in kindergarten through sixth grade, covering the district’s elementary and intermediate schools.
Republic County Schools on Wednesday, Sept. 1, announced that due to the number of cases of COVID-19 in its junior/senior high school, there will be no school on Thursday or Friday for students in sixth through 12th grades.
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday, Aug. 27, announced a collaborative effort that makes it easier for Kansans to follow vaccination rates among healthcare workers at long-term care facilities in the state.
On Thursday, Aug. 26, Eyewitness News spoke with students at Wichita North High School, some who say in the first weeks of school, they decided to get vaccinated against COVID-19 because of a local spread.
While hospitals in Kansas are facing challenges with a surge in COVID-19 patients dealing with the immediate impact of the virus, we’re hearing the story of a survivor who’s still struggling with the effects of her own infection, eight months later.