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COVID-19 updates, statewide and Leavenworth County for April 3
April 4, 2020
The Leavenworth County Health Department and Kansas Department of Health and Environment release daily statistics about COVID-19 cases in the county and state. Here are statistics released April 3. Previous days’ numbers are shown in parentheses. Leavenworth County has 33 confirmed cases through LCHD. and 103 total between confirmed and self-reporting probable cases.
Leavenworth County reports 1st death related to COVID-19 pandemic
April 3, 2020
A Leavenworth County woman has died from the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. The Leavenworth County Health Department reported Friday that a woman in her 50s was the first person to die from the virus. She had been taken to a local hospital emergency room, according to an LCHD release. The woman had no history of travel. She had underlying health conditions. The county currently has 29 positive cases of coronavirus, including this death.
COVID-19 updates, statewide and Leavenworth County for April 2
April 3, 2020
The Leavenworth County Health Department and Kansas Department of Health and Environment release daily statistics about COVID-19 cases in the county and state. Here are statistics released April 1. Leavenworth County has 28 confirmed cases through LCHD. and 102 total between confirmed and self-reporting probable cases.
Yard cards boom during pandemic; hospital receives surprise sign recognizing workers as ‘heroes’
April 1, 2020
For a blind Eudora resident who turned 85 last week, honks from passing cars were one way the community let him know they were thinking about him on his special day. “Honk,” a sign in his front yard read, “Lou is 85!” Celebrations of all kinds have been upended due to the coronavirus and government orders to stay at home, but many locals seem to have decided that surprise signs in the front yard can be one way to make an occasion special.
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Former Mirror sports editor creates bobblehead ballpark as ode to Opening Day
April 1, 2020
When Opening Day is canceled, a Royals fan must improvise. As the pandemic continued and residents worked to keep their social distance, Justin Nutter got creative. It’s easy to forget that this would have been this day or that would have started that day during the current situation, but the former Mirror sports editor celebrated Opening Day with several Royals in the comfort of his own basement.
Lansing Correctional Facility has 3 confirmed COVID-19 cases
March 31, 2020
Three staff members working at Lansing Correctional Facility have tested positive for COVID-19, Kansas Department of Corrections Secretary Jeff Zmuda announced Tuesday. These are the first positive cases within a KDOC facility.
COVID-19 updates, statewide and Leavenworth County for March 30
March 30, 2020
Here’s a daily look at COVID-19 results for March 30 from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Leavenworth County Health Department. Numbers in parentheses denote the count for the previous day.
COVID-19 updates, statewide and Leavenworth County for March 29
March 30, 2020
Here’s a daily look at COVID-19 results for March 29 from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Leavenworth County Health Department. Numbers in parentheses denote the count for the previous day.
Kansas governor issues statewide stay-at-home order
March 28, 2020
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly issued a statewide order Saturday requiring people to stay in their homes to slow the spread of the coronavirus, waiting until nearly three-quarters of the state’s residents were already facing such directives. Kansas joins nearly two dozen states in ordering residents to stay at home. The Kansas order is effective at 12:01 a.m. Monday through April 19.
Community Blood Center cancels Tonganoxie drive
March 27, 2020
Community Blood Center’s Friday blood drive at the Tonganoxie VFW Post Home has been canceled. CBC canceled all blood drives through the end of April. This is a loss of more than 8,000 blood products due to COVID-19 concerns. CBC is urging healthy donors to make an appointment to donate at one of its seven donor centers instead. Appointments are required. In order to maintain safe and controlled environments at donor centers, CBC will not be accepting walk-ins at this time.
Kansas state agencies recommend voluntary reduction in burning
March 26, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic currently impacting all states, including Kansas, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Agriculture strongly encourage all land owners and managers to voluntarily reduce the number of acres that they intend to burn this spring. “With the potential for this pandemic overwhelming the state’s medical facilities, any additional respiratory concerns that could be produced from breathing smoke from prescribed fire need to be mitigated,” said Dr. Lee Norman, KDHE Secretary.
CLOVID-19 UPDATE: KDHE reports about 40 new cases Thursday
March 26, 2020
Kansas now has 168 confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday, an increase of about 40 from the previous day’s report. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment gives a daily report of confirmed cases in the state.
State, USD 464 discuss plans to pay all employees
March 26, 2020
Tonganoxie USD 464 school board members discussed how to proceed with paying employees during its monthly meeting March 16. Superintendent Loren Feldkamp noted that certain positions, such as teachers, would be paid no matter how the remainder of the school year might look due to the COVID-19 pandemic, per their contracts.
Kansas Attorney General proposes rules for remote meetings
March 26, 2020
As many official meetings move online due to help stop the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, the Kansas attorney general’s office has proposed formal rules for state and local governments to ensure their meetings remain open to the public. Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a recent news release that following the Kansas Open Meetings Act during a declared emergency, when many people are apprehensive and rumors can run rampant, is of even greater important than usual to ensure openness and transparency in the government decision-making process.