Live blog: Kansas City Marathon canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

Posted at 7:23 AM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 15:35:07-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, continues to spread across the world, and in Missouri and Kansas.

41 Action News is keeping track of all closings and cancellations, as well as tracking where positive coronavirus cases are located.

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Updates on the spread of the virus and how it is affecting the metro can be found below for Aug. 24.

2:35 p.m. | The NFL says no players tested positive for COVID-19 between Aug. 12-20. Players were tested daily during this period, along with Tier 1 and 2 personnel. Tier 3 personnel were tested weekly.

In all, the NFL administered 58,397 tests to 8,573 players and staff. There were no positive tests among players and six new confirmed positive tests among other personnel, according to the NFL.

Under the NFL's protocols, those who test positive are immediately isolated and are not permitted to travel with the team, access club facilities or have direct contact with players or personnel. —AW

2:29 p.m. | Two staff members at the Douglas County Correctional Facility in Lawrence have tested positive for COVID-19.

1:25 p.m. | The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends that travelers heed local and state recommendations and has dropped its recommendation of a 14-day quarantine for international or out-of-state travelers.

The agency had previously recommended that anyone returning to the U.S. from abroad or from an area with a high concentration of coronavirus cases quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. —AW

Noon | Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly will hold a news conference at 4 p.m. Monday to give an update on the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor's remarks will be live streamed on the 41 Action News Facebook page. —AW

9:45 | The Garmin Kansas City Marathon scheduled for Oct. 17 was canceled Monday morning due to COVID-19 safety concerns.

People who registered for the event have three options to convert their tickets.

The option includes doing the marathon on their own time and place, donating the registration fee to Garmin or deferring their tickets for next year's event. -DM

8:47 a.m. | University of Kansas Health System officials gave their daily COVID-19 update. -KB

7:30 a.m. | Just starting your day? We’ve got you covered with a quick look at what you need to know. -KB

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7:15 a.m. | Several Kansas City area school districts begin classes this Monday. The Raymore-Peculiar School District is one of those, though the district announced Friday that a staff member at one of the elementary schools tested positive for COVID-19.

The Independence School District will also begin partially in-person classes Monday, despite Jackson County's recommendation to start school after Labor Day and virtually. -KB

7 a.m. | In a tweet Friday, the North Kansas City School District said athletics practices would continue as planned ahead of a vote scheduled for Monday by the Greater Kansas City Suburban Conference on how fall sports will move forward. -KB

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