Tag: coronavirus testing

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two northeastern Kansas counties are backing off mask mandates they imposed last month as coronavirus cases surged, and officials set up a clinic in an arena in the state’s city to…

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As college students prepare to go home for the holidays, some schools are quickly ramping up COVID-19 testing to try to keep infections from spreading further as the coronavirus surges…

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Kansas health officials on Tuesday urged communities to take stronger action as more hospital rooms are devoted to caring for coronavirus patients and hundreds of doctors, nurses and other workers are…

Allen County, one of the few counties in Southeast Kansas with a mask mandate, has the lowest rate of coronavirus cases in the region. Allen County has now had 123 reported cases of the novel…

An election year already defined by a cascade of national crises descended further into chaos Friday with President Donald Trump declaring that he’s tested positive for the coronavirus after consistently playing down the threat. Democratic…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas on Monday reported another seven-day record for new coronavirus cases, with 16% of the tests for the virus during that period coming back positive. The continued spike in confirmed and…

TOPEKA — Gov. Laura Kelly and legislative leaders approved Thursday a plan to boost COVID-19 testing in Kansas by 8,000 tests per day with up to $105 million in federal aid. The final distribution from…

“The kids are just amazing to me,” said ACC president John Masterson, speaking in reference to students being mindful of COVID-19. “I’m really pleased with how serious they’re taking everything.” Masterson also seemed pleased that…

Allen County’s positive COVID-19 cases jumped by 13 this week, increasing the total to 43 cases since the pandemic began.  That’s a significant increase of about 30%, and coincides with a return to in-person classes…

An Iola Middle School student has tested positive for COVID-19, giving the district its first test of new protocols designed to limit the spread of illness. The student and any close contacts will not be…