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Live blog: KC Metro COVID-19 updates for Oct. 13

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — We have been tracking the spread of COVID-19 in the Kansas City area since the start of the pandemic.

Whether it's stories about how we bounce back through our Rebound KC effort, important information as school resumes or critical information about the November election, trust 41 Action News to keep you informed.

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Updates on the spread of the virus and how it is affecting the metro can be found below for Oct. 13.

1:38 p.m. | Park University announced Tuesday that they will end the semester with remote learning. In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus as students return from Thanksgiving break, the university will conduct the last two weeks of classes online only.

The school will also hold commencement on Dec. 12 for both Spring 2020 grads and Fall 2020 grads. -KB

11:20 a.m | The 12th annual Kansas City Restaurant Week will happen Jan. 8-17, 2021, organizers announced Tuesday.

In a time when restaurants are struggling, the 2021 event will go on with new COVID-19 protocols in place.

Carryout, delivery and traditional dine-in options will be available in varying price ranges, organizers said.

Proceeds will benefit the Don Bosco Centers as well as the Visit KC and Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association (GKCRA) foundations. — HG

11 a.m. | Kansas City-area Walmarts will hold socially distanced, contact-free trick or treat drive thru experiences.

The retailer said they’re offering the option for those who may not feel safe participating in more traditional Halloween activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The events will take place at the following times and Walmart locations:

Thursday, Oct. 29 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
8551 N Boardwalk Ave
Kansas City, MO, 64154

Friday, Oct. 30 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
1701 W 133rd St.
Kansas City, MO, 64145

Saturday, Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
11601 E US Highway 40
Kansas City, MO, 64133

— HG

8:42 a.m. | University of Kansas Health System officials gave their daily COVID-19 update and were joined by two virus survivors who shared their vastly different experiences. -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. | The Lawrence Public School Board voted Monday night to delay the start of the hybrid learning model for elementary students until the end of the trimester.

Elementary students' first day in the new learning model, which will blend on-site and remote instruction, will now be Nov. 9. -KB

7 a.m. | The World Health Organization said European nations reported more than 700,000 new coronavirus cases last week — the highest-ever figure since the start of the pandemic.

In a weekly briefing published Tuesday, WHO said weekly virus cases and deaths across Europe jumped by 34% and 16% respectively. Britain, France, Russia and Spain accounted for more than half of the new cases seen in the region. -KB

Previous coverage:
March 2020 updates
April 2020 updates
May 2020 updates
June 2020 updates
July 2020 updates
August 2020 updates
September 2020 updates
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Friday, Oct. 2
Monday, Oct. 5
Tuesday, Oct. 6
Wednesday, Oct. 7
Thursday, Oct. 8
Friday, Oct. 9
Monday, Oct. 12

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