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Kansas bans gatherings of 50 or more; Kansas City shuts down restaurants, nightlife

Updated at 11:01 p.m. Monday TOPEKA — Kansas banned public gatherings of 50 or more people for the next two months and blocked utilities from cutting off services until mid-April, as Gov. Laura Kelly warned Monday that the coronavirus pandemic may force additional restrictions to contain its ...

Local governments offices open, encourage use of online services during pandemic

Story updated at 6:01 p.m. Monday. Offices of local governments are encouraging residents to avoid conducting business in person. Some offices of the Douglas County government are remaining open as many other organizations are closing as a response to the coronavirus pandemic. But the ...

Lawrence Municipal Court nonessential dockets canceled for 2 weeks

Story updated at 3:05 p.m. Monday All nonessential dockets in Lawrence Municipal Court have been canceled for the next two weeks, beginning immediately, the city announced Monday afternoon. Judge Scott Miller of the court, which handles city ordinance violations including traffic and parking ...

Others tested negative at Kansas nursing home tied to COVID-19 death

TOPEKA — Staff and other residents at a Kansas City, Kansas, nursing home tested negative for coronavirus after a resident became Kansas' first COVID-19 related death, the local government health officer said Monday. Eighty-five patients and staff from the Life Care Center were tested, said ...

U.S. moves closer to shutdown amid coronavirus fears

This story was updated at 9:54 CHICAGO — Officials across the country curtailed many elements of American life to fight the coronavirus outbreak on Sunday, with health officials recommending that groups of 50 or more don’t get together and a government expert saying a 14-day national ...

Kansas officials urge school closings, traveler quarantines

Story updated at 10:19 p.m. Sunday TOPEKA — Gov. Laura Kelly and Kansas’ top education official on Sunday urged public schools to remain closed this week, and the state health department called for people who are traveling outside the U.S. or to several other states to quarantine ...

New restrictions worldwide as virus weighs on public life, travel, worship

Story updated at 2:56 p.m. Sunday BARCELONA, Spain — New travel restrictions and border closures reverberated Sunday across Europe and beyond as daily life increasingly ground to a halt to try to keep people apart and slow the spread of the coronavirus. Americans returning home faced chaos ...

LMH Health shares ways to curb the spread of infection amid coronavirus outbreak

LMH Health is working with Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to closely monitor the outbreak caused by COVID-19. As the number of reported cases around the nation continues to ...

State’s 8th case of COVID-19 reported

Story updated at 3:49 p.m. Saturday: Kansas health officials on Saturday confirmed the state's eighth novel coronavirus case in a person from Franklin County in eastern Kansas. No details about the person were released, but the news follows on the heels of the Johnson County Department of ...