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Updates on the spread of the virus and how it is affecting the metro can be found below for Sept. 30.
10:15 p.m. | The Spring Hill School District notified families via email Wednesday that “an individual at Spring Hill High School has tested positive for COVID-19.”
According to the email, the district was notified earlier in the day by the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment.
The district and county health department are conducting contact tracing to determine if anyone else needs to quarantine after possible exposure. —TP
8:25 p.m. | A University of Kansas professor and his graduate students are developing an at-home COVID-19 test that detects viral particles in saliva, which would signal the need for additional testing to confirm a possible infection. —TP
7:50 p.m. | The Cayman Islands Classic, a men's college basketball tournament that was scheduled to include Kansas State in November, has been canceled.
The tournament, which had been moved to Florida, was scheduled for Nov. 23-25, but the NCAA announced two weeks ago that the college basketball season wouldn't begin until Nov. 25.
The Wildcats have yet to finalize their 2020-21 schedule. —TP
6:51 p.m. | The ACLU has sued a Jackson County Circuit Court judge for allowing evictions to continue despite an administrative order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. —TP
6:15 p.m. | The rapid, saliva-based COVID-19 test developed by Washington University in St. Louis will be deployed in Kansas City after a machine the state of Missouri bought to process the tests is installed. —TP
5:22 p.m. | Kansas Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Lee Norman explained how cause of death is determined and death certificates are filled out, especially as it relates to COVID-19 patients. —TP
4:20 p.m. | Steve Phillips, a guitarist for The Elders, died Tuesday night after complication from COVID-19, the band said on Wednesday afternoon.
Phillips had battled pulmonary fibrosis and recently contracted the virus. It was “finally too much for him to handle,” the band said. —AW
3:45 p.m. | Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and his wife, Teresa, will resume a "normal schedule" next week, the governor said during a briefing Wednesday afternoon.
The Parsons tested positive last week for COVID-19 and have been in isolation for the last week. —TP
11:30 a.m. | The Sporting KC at Colorado Rapids match, which was postponed from Sunday after one Rapids player and three staff members tested positive for COVID-19, has been rescheduled.
The teams will now meet Oct. 21 in Colorado, giving Sporting KC nine games in 34 days between Oct. 1 and Nov. 3, a lineup the club called a "busy and decisive month of October." —AW
8:49 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. | Many businesses have stopped accepting cash payments in order to cut down on contact between employees and customers and slow the spread of COVID-19. The businesses accept card payments only in the hope to make the payment process more sanitary. -KB
7 a.m. | Guadalupe Centers will host a free COVID-19 testing drive and food distribution drive on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.m.
The event will be on a first-come, first-serve basis and no documentation is required.
It will be held at the Villa Guadalupe Campus located at 5123 East Truman Road in Kansas City. -KB
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