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Updates on the spread of the virus and how it is affecting the metro can be found below for Sept. 14.
5:35 p.m. | Elementary students in the Blue Valley School District should begin attending school in-person in early October, Superintendent Tonya Merrigan announced Monday. The final decision will be made based on data from the week of Sept. 21. —AW
3:49 p.m. | There were 680 new COVID-19 cases announced within the seven-county Kansas City metro area Monday, the most for any day this month.
According to updates from state and local health departments in Missouri, another 1,166 cases were reported in the state, which has added at least 945 new cases per day for three weeks now. More than 1,000 cases have been added on 19 of 21 days since Aug. 24.
3:03 p.m. | Crawford County (Kansas) Health Department Director Rebecca Adamson resigned effective immediately last Friday, according to a Facebook post from the health department.
Recently retired Director Janis Goedeke will serve as the health department's acting director until a replacement can be hired.
2:25 p.m. | The Jackson County Health Department has released COVID-19 testing locations for next week. Registration will be on the department's website and is available one week prior to the testing date.
No testing will be done over the lunch hour from 11:50 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.
Here are the testing dates and locations for the week of Sept. 21:
Monday — Lee’s Summit: Old Fire Station #3, 210 Southwest Pryor Road
Tuesday — Grandview: Second Missionary Baptist Church, 5111 Harry S Truman Drive
Wednesday — Blue Springs: Vesper Hall, 400 Northwest Vesper St.
Thursday — Raytown: Location TBD (information will be on website Thursday)
Friday — Independence: Location TBD (information will be on website Friday)
1:55 p.m. | There have now been more than 50,000 cases of COVID-19 in Kansas since the start of the pandemic. An additional 1,216 new cases reported Monday by state and local health department pushed Kansas’ total to 50,618.
With seven new deaths announced Monday, including two in Wyandotte County, 538 people have died in the state from COVID-19 complications. —TP
12:54 p.m. | Louie's Wine Dive in Waldo is closing due to lack of business during the COVID-19 pandemic. The business also cited repeated flooding at the location. Most of the employees will move to the location in Overland Park or will work under the BRGR and Taco Republic brands. -KB
8:43 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
7:15 a.m. | The Salvation Army announced they will start pushing their Christmas fundraising efforts early this year. The organization is afraid COVID-19 and decreased foot traffic around their red kettles could put the holiday at risk for families they assist. They also expect to serve more families during the holiday season because of the pandemic.
This year, volunteers will follow COVID-19 safety protocol and there will be more ways for donors to make their donations virtually and safely. -KB
7 a.m. | On Mondays beginning Sept. 14, two Johnson County Motor Vehicle offices will be closed in order to process drop off titles. The drop off services began in response to COVID-19 closures and has become extremely popular. The two locations closing on Mondays are listed below. -KB
- Mission Motor Vehicle Office, 6000 Lamar Avenue
- Olathe Motor Vehicle Office, 782 N. Ridgeview Road
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