Testing lag could hamper economy

Kansas lags all states on coronavirus testing. The lack of tests could make reopening the state more difficult, experts warn.

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State News

April 21, 2020 - 10:10 AM

A drive-through testing site in Lawrence. Photo by Nomin Ujiyedin / Kansas News Service / kur.org

LAWRENCE — The looming expiration date on Kansas’ statewide stay-at-home order worries Mary and Gary House of southeast Kansas.

Though they’re staying in as much as possible now, once life returns to normal that will change. Gary, age 79, is an attorney who defends criminal cases in Chautauqua, Montgomery and Elk counties.

He thinks of the exposure to the novel coronavirus he could face in a single jury selection.

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