June 5 blog: Kansas confirms 2 pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome cases among children

Posted at 5:51 AM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 23:42:27-04

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

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Updates on the spread of the virus and how it is affecting the metro can be found below for June 5.

10:40 p.m. | State health officials announced Friday that two Kansas children are at Children's Mercy Hospital after being diagnosed with pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome, a rare complication associated with COVID-19 in kids.

5:50 p.m. | The Johnson County Library will reopen all of its 14 branches beginning Monday, June 15, with limited services and expected reduced hours. Patrons can return materials to all branch locations beginning Monday, June 8. Materials will be quarantined for 72 hours through June 15.

Items checked out prior to the library's March 15 closure will be due June 30, with fines beginning to accrue on July 1.

5:30 p.m. | The Missouri Supreme Court on Friday issued guidance for trial courts in the state to begin resuming jury proceedings. See a full list of the guidelines here.

4:15 p.m. | Health officials with the Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health Department say a protester at a rally May 31 in Lawrence has tested positive for COVID-19.

4 p.m. | The Kansas Department for Children and Families will reopen a number of offices on Monday, June 8. The centers will be asking screening questions upon entry and limiting lobby capacity to encourage social distancing.

2:05 p.m. | Wyandotte County will transition to Phase 3 of Gov. Laura Kelly's recommended reopening plan on Monday, allowing all businesses to reopen and gatherings to increase to 45 people.

Swimming pools can reopen under the new phase, although the Unified Government's Parks and Recreation pools and spray park facilities will remain closed.

The county has been continuing to operate under the Ad Astra Plan, despite Kelly's removal of an executive order making it mandatory. Wyandotte County will remain in Phase 3 until at least June 22.

The Department of Motor Vehicles Annex Office at 8200 State Ave. also will reopen Monday for title work. Those needing assistance will be required to sign up via an online queue and await a text message notification of the estimated time for an appointment.

1:10 p.m. | Free "large-scale" COVID-19 testing will be available in Platte County next week, the health department said Friday. Testing will be available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, June 8, and Tuesday, June 9, at the Platte County R-III Middle School, 900 Pirate Drive in Platte City. Registration can be completed online. Those tested must be Missouri residents, but there are no other eligibility requirements.

12:30 p.m. | According to Missouri State Budget Director Dan Haug, net general revenue collections for May 2020 decreased 22.5% compared with those for May 2019, from $688.2 million last year to $533.5 million this year. The state released its general revenue report on Friday.

Noon | Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly will give an update at 4 p.m. Friday regarding the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She will be joined by Department of Health and Environment Secretary Dr. Lee Norman.

11:10 a.m. | After having to postpone due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Spring Parade of Homes has been rescheduled for June 13-28. The event will feature 375 homes built by 120 builders across eight counties in the Kansas City metro. The original event was scheduled for April 26-May 10.

8:49 a.m. | University of Kansas Health System officials gave their daily COVID-19 update.

7:45 a.m. | The U.S. added 2.5 million jobs in May as the unemployment rate fell slightly to 13.5 percent.

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6:40 a.m. | The U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt has returned to sea and is conducting military operations in the Pacific region, 10 weeks after a massive coronavirus outbreak sidelined Navy warship.

5:30 a.m. | According to a survey of 150 human resources representatives by The Conference Board, 77% expecta shift toward teleworking one year after the coronavirus spread subsides.

5 a.m. | After COVID-19 forced Big Slick organizers to cancel the 11th annual event, Kansas City's hometown celebrities say they will host an online fundraiser to raise money for Children's Mercy. The campaign kicks off Friday, and the total money raised will be announced at the end of the 10-day campaign on June 14.

Previous coverage:
March 2020 updates
April 2020 updates
May 2020 updates
Monday, June 1
Tuesday, June 2
Wednesday, June 3
Thursday, June 4