Tag: COVID-19

Vaccinations have begun at local nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Residents and staff at two facilities have received the first round of vaccine doses in recent days, while others expect to soon receive the…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers have been moving quickly on legislation that would extend the state’s COVID-19 emergency declaration before it expires on Jan. 26. “I’ve not seen, and I don’t think we’ve seen…

Area church bells will be ringing at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in a national recognition of the nearly 400,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19. Residents are encouraged to put lit candles in their windows. Iola…

Three coronavirus cases have been detected among charter flights carrying tennis players, coaches and officials to Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open, health authorities and tournament organizers said Saturday. A total of 47 players from…

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The global death toll from COVID-19 topped 2 million Friday, crossing the threshold amid a vaccine rollout so immense but so uneven that in some countries there is real hope of…

The NBA gave Orlando coach Steve Clifford a call recently, telling him he had to do a better job of keeping his mask on during games. Clifford’s answer was concise. “Yes, sir,” he said. He…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is on track to pay out an extra $300-a-week federal unemployment benefit as part of a coronavirus rescue aid package enacted late last month, a top Department of Labor official…

State residents and editorial boards across the state are calling for the resignation of newly minted Senator Roger Marshall for his actions before and after Wednesday’s Capitol riot. Why? So someone with the same beliefs…

When it comes time to vaccinate the next group of Allen County residents for COVID-19, the Southeast Kansas Multi-County Health Departments will make a public announcement and organize a large vaccination clinic site. Exactly when…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Coronavirus hospitalizations have fallen in Kansas from their high last month and staffing is under less strain as the shaky vaccine rollout gains momentum, although overall case numbers remain stubbornly high.…