Mar 21, 2020 10:58 PM

Kansas City mayor issues stay-at-home order

Posted Mar 21, 2020 10:58 PM

Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Quinton Lucas  issued a “Stay at Home” Order Saturday. It requires Kansas City residents to stay at home except for essential activities as the community continues working to slow the spread of #COVID19.

Read the full order here.

Grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, and healthcare facilities will remain open. This order will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, March 24.

"Additionally, with the support of superintendents from all 14 school districts and other education leaders that educate Kansas City students, I have updated my existing State of Emergency order to extend school closures in the Missouri-side of the metropolitan area through Friday, April 24. Daycares and early childhood programs remain exempt from this order," wrote Lucas.

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Mar 21, 2020 10:58 PM
Group wants Riley County official gone over virus remarks
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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — An activist group is pushing for the resignation of Riley County Commissioner Marvin Rodriquez over comments he made related to coronavirus and Chinese people.

The Manhattan Alliance for Peace and Justice said Monday that Rodriquez should resign for saying at a March meeting that Manhattan, Kansas, wasn't at high risk for the coronavirus because it doesn't have many Chinese residents.

The advocates contend such remarks fuel hatred toward Asians, by promoting a belief that China is responsible for the coronavirus pandemic. Rodriquez had earlier apologized for his remarks, saying he likes Chinese food and has Chinese friends.