Kansas counties, biggest school district set new COVID-19 rules

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Posted at 5:09 PM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 18:09:54-05

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ largest public school district has scrapped plans to allow its middle and high school students to attend some in-person classes amid a surge of coronavirus cases across the state.

Three counties also have imposed new restrictions inspired by the coronavirus pandemic.

Kansas is seeing its largest numbers of new coronavirus cases and had 103,000 cases and 1,181 deaths for the pandemic as of Monday.

The Wichita school board decided Monday that middle and high school students will continue to take classes remotely until the end of the semester.

Sedgwick and Harvey counties in south-central Kansas limited public gatherings and Jefferson County in northeast Kansas imposed a mask mandate.