Coronavirus Update

Kansas now has four confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in the Kansas City area. Sadly, one other person has died as a result of the virus. Please keep the families of the person who died, those suffering and the medical professionals treating them in your prayers.

Governor Laura Kelly has declared a state of emergency which will allow the state to access more resources and better respond to the spread of the coronavirus. Below is a link to the CDC’s coronavirus page that provides you more information on how to deal with this growing crisis. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment hotline (866-534-3463) is open Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM to answer questions.

Symptoms may appear between 2 and 14 days from exposure. They include a fever, cough and shortness of breath.

All of us play a key role in preventing the spread of this disease. We need to continue to use good judgment and common sense going forward. Now is a good time to travel less and stay home with loved ones. Also, please wash your hands, cough into your elbow, avoid touching your face and replace conventional greetings like handshakes by looking people in the eye when greeting them. If you think you have been exposed, please self-quarantine and contact you doctor.

Kansans are resilient. We take care of each other. Now is not the time for panic. It is a time to come together with love and prayer.

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