The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), partnering with a public charity of the national Rockefeller Foundation, is providing a second round of free at-home COVID-19 tests to households in every Kansas community.
As COVID-19 numbers continue to decline statewide and across the nation, Governor Laura Kelly and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announced Thursday that Kansas is pivoting from an emergency pandemic response to endemic normalcy.
Kansas has reached an agreement with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) confirming state employees who survey CMS-funded facilities within Kansas will not enforce COVID-19 vaccine mandates as part of those surveys.
COVID-19 numbers across Kansas and Sedgwick County continue to dwindle with the percentage of positive COVID tests in the county at 1.7 percent. Hospitalizations are also at the lowest they’ve been since last summer.
In honor of the 8,003 lives lost due to COVID-19, and the families they left behind, Governor Laura Kelly has directed flags be lowered to half-staff throughout the state effective immediately to sundown March 11, 2022.