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Live blog: Weston MCPL branch closed after employee tests positive

New York reports first coronavirus-related death in state
Posted at 7:38 AM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 18:30:05-04

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. 14.

5:25 p.m. | The Weston, Missouri, branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library is closed until further notice after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

The branch closed immediately and the library is working to contact any customers who were there Saturday, Oct. 10.

The branch will undergo deep cleaning during the closure and other staff members are being closely monitored for symptoms. — HG

12:06 p.m. | Missouri gained 13,000 new jobs last month, according to the September jobs report. The September seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 4.9 percent, down from 7 percent in August.

The state estimates 146,051 Missourians were unemployed in September, compared to 214,396 in August. -KB

8:55 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. | The Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department shared a list of fall and Halloween activities to participate in while limiting exposure to COVID-19. -KB

7 a.m. | More than $155 million has been lost nationwide to COVID-19 scams, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

So far, the agency, which tracks consumer complaints, has recorded more than 220,000 COVID-related reports since January, including 2,400 in Missouri and 935 in Kansas.

The highest number of complaints are tied to online shopping, especially for hard-to-get items. -KB

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