This week, an expressed concern with increased active cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations in Sedgwick County is that if the county continues on its current trajectory with the virus, local hospitals could reach capacity in a couple of weeks.
Parents express mixed feelings and opinions about the upcoming school year as individual districts work to finalize plans for reopening. Some don’t think it’s safe just yet for schools to reopen, others say their kids need social interaction and instruction from teachers in the classroom.
Governor Laura Kelly toured Brookover Feed Yard in Garden City on Tuesday to thank frontline agricultural workers for successfully maintaining the food supply chain and feeding the state, the nation, and the world in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), the Logan County Sheriff’s Office, the Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are investigating after improvised explosive devices were found Monday (July 13) in Logan County.
Among Wichita area districts trying to develop plans for reopening while waiting for direction from the state is the Andover school district where the school board continued its reopening discussion Monday night.
The first day of the fall sports season for high schools across Kansas is Aug. 17. The plans to begin practices as scheduled remain in place for now, although it’s unclear if the season will be able to start on time.
While it’s a given that school will have a different look when classes resume next month for the 2020-21 school year, many districts across Kansas are waiting for the official plan from the state board of education before implementing local plans to move forward.
The governing body overseeing collegiate sports at the junior college level on Monday released details of a plan for the 2020-21 academic year that includes a shift of fall sports (including football, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball) to the spring.
Wichita Public Schools announced on social media Monday that the district and the USD 259 Board of Education agree “it’s time to have a community conversation to change the North High Mascot.” Wichita North is the lone Wichita-area school with the nickname “Redskins,” but it is not the lone high school in Kansas with the mascot.
The insurance department said federal law requires COVID-19 testing without cost-sharing. This includes deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance requirements or prior authorization of other medical-management requirements.
The Kansas COVID workgroup for kids released recommendations on how to bring Kansas students back to school safely. The guidelines were also endorsed by the Kansas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.