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Douglas County reports 13 new COVID-19 cases since Monday; 236 remain active

Douglas County reported 9,042 cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday, an increase of 13 cases since Monday. In Douglas County, 8,806 out of the 9,042 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 236 cases are active. The health ...

Johnson County Community College paying staff $250 to get COVID-19 vaccination

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Kansas' largest community college is paying staff members to get COVID-19 vaccinations, and one of the state's largest public school districts is making in-home coronavirus testing kits available to students who want them. Johnson County Community College is paying ...

Douglas County reports 30 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday; 215 remain active

Douglas County reported 9,029 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 30 cases since Thursday. In Douglas County, 8,814 out of the 9,029 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 215 cases are active. The health ...

Douglas County is the most vaccinated county in Kansas against COVID-19

Story updated at 5:17 p.m. Tuesday: Douglas County has the highest rate of people vaccinated against COVID-19 in Kansas, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. In Douglas County, 438 out of every 1,000 people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The ...

Douglas County reports 27 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday; 195 remain active

Douglas County reported 8,971 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 27 cases since Thursday. In Douglas County, 8,776 out of the 8,971 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 195 cases are active. The county has ...

Kansas counties were ditching mask rules before lawmakers acted

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Kansas counties already had started dropping or weakening mask rules before lawmakers toppled Gov. Laura Kelly's newly reissued order requiring them — and more are expected to follow suit even as variants first detected in South Africa and the United Kingdom have been ...

Fully vaccinated people can travel safely again, CDC says; precautions still urged

NEW YORK — Add travel to the activities vaccinated Americans can safely enjoy again, according to new U.S. guidance issued Friday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance to say fully vaccinated people can travel within the U.S. without getting tested for the ...