A nursing home where every resident has tested positive for the coronavirus in a rural Kansas county with the state’s highest infection rate has been warned that federal officials are moving to remove it from the Medicare program, putting its funding at risk.
Kansas on Monday reported record highs for its seven-day rolling averages of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, and a spokesman for Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly said she was considering calling the Republican-controlled Legislature into a special session to impose a statewide mask mandate.
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly made an announcement encouraging Kansans in need of work to participate in the sixth KANSASWORKS Statewide Virtual Job Fair, kicking off Tuesday (Oct. 27) and continuing through Thursday (Oct. 29).
A week after parents harshly vented frustration at Thomas County leaders and the county’s health department for student-athletes being required to quarantine after being named as close contacts for COVID-19, Thomas County finalized changes to quarantine rules, taking a similar approach as Scott County.
In June, the Kansas legislature launched an audit. The audit committee is looking into what caused delays in unemployment and how KDOL’s response compared to other states. Now, that committee is also looking into fraud as part of a separate audit launched by KDOL.
Meade, USD 226 announced Thursday that there would be no school for all students on Friday (Sept. 18) and that starting on Monday, (Sept. 21), the entire district will shift to remote learning for at least a week.
As devastating wildfires continue to burn on the West Coast, the effort to put out the flames takes a nationwide response. Firefighters from across the U.S. are helping, including representatives from the Sunflower State with the Kansas Forest Service.