With the rise in active covid-19 cases across the country, the state's top health official says Kansas counties should not be taking the increase lightly. But some Sedgwick County leaders say right now, there's no need for more restrictions.
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly on Friday announced that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has deployed a Mobile Testing Unit to assist communities with COVID-19 testing for underserved populations.
The State Finance Council Tuesday approved the distribution of $400 from the Coronavirus Relief Fund to local Kansas governments to help fight health and economic challenges bought to their communities by COVID-19.
Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday vowed tough conversations and action aimed at combating systemic racism in Kansas institutions in response to what she called the “tragic murder” of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly Tuesday announced the formation of a team to help distribute federal funding from the CARES Act, which dedicates $150 billion to states to cover COVID-19-related expenses, including support for people out of work due to the pandemic.
Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly has slowed down the reopening of Kansas’ economy. Kelly on Thursday ordered bars and bowling alleys to remain closed through the end of the month and plans to keep some coronavirus-inspired restrictions in place until near the end of June.
Six GOP leaders Wednesday rejected her request to have top lawmakers extend a disaster declaration she issued for the coronavirus pandemic into mid-June. The Republicans instead extended the declaration only through May 25, Memorial Day. That would give the GOP-controlled Legislature a chance to pass a law governing the state’s coronavirus response.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt shares a message urging Congress to investigate the communist Chinese government's role in the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose, Schmidt says, is to gain clearer understanding into how the pandemic began.
Approaching the end of the first week of Phase One of Governor Laura Kelly's plan to reopen the Kansas economy, sate leaders say they're seeing positive signs toward the goal of safely returning to normal, or close to it.
While Kansas continues to rank toward the bottom when it comes to comparing states testing for COVID-19, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Tuesday expanded on its belief that the state may have reached its peak for cases.
Senator Jerry Moran visited briefly with Eyewitness News Anchor Jacob Albracht Tuesday. The senator was in town for a meeting, but was able to talk with us at a safe social distance about a number of topics related to COVID-19 and its impact on Kansas' economy.
Working with the Kansas Department of Emergency Management (KDHM), is working with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and local health departments in four counties to provide safe housing for people with family impacted by COVID-19.