Today’s update highlights Governor Parson’s upcoming announcement regarding his statewide stay-at-home order and the need for more testing in the state. Additionally, this update addresses the recommendation of the public health directors in the Kansas City metropolitan area to extend the local stay-at-home order.

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HEALTH

  • Public Health directors in the Kansas City metropolitan area have issued an official recommendation this week to extend the local stay-at-home orders through May 15. This recommendation comes from the anticipated peak of infection, which is likely to occur at the end of April. Because social distancing is noticeably working, medical officials feel it is important to continue this practice until it is safe to gradually ease up. For more information, visit https://www.kmbc.com/article/area-health-directors-recommend-extending-stay-at-home-orders-until-may-15/32163790.

 HeplerBroom attorney Emilee M. Bramstedt contributed to this blog post.