Governor issues stay-at-home order

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March 28, 2020 - 11:49 AM

Gov. Laura Kelly Photo by Kansas Press Association

Kansas residents will be asked to stay home starting at 12:01 a.m. Monday.
Gov. Laura Kelly issued the stay-at-home order at a news conference Saturday. She said residents are encouraged to stay home unless getting supplies, caring for others, exercising outside or working in an essential capacity. If residents do not comply voluntarily she could ask law enforcement to get involved, but said this is not “house arrest.”
The intent is to give healthcare providers time to prepare, as officials anticipate Kansas could see its peak of 1,000 cases by mid- to late-April. The state currently has 217 cases.
The order is expected to remain until at least April 19.

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