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 March 21.
9:35 p.m. | Adair County has reported its first case of COVID-19. The patient, according to a release, was in Chicago "and first had exposure, then traveled to Kirksville by car."
"While traveling, the patient developed symptoms and immediately upon returning to Kirksville went under self-quarantine," the release stated.
Boone County also reported an additional case, bringing the state total to 92 cases.
9:21 p.m. | A soldier at Fort Leonard Wood has tested positive for COVID-19.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson released updated numbers for coronavirus patients in the state. As of Saturday night, there are 90 cases.
6:08 p.m. | Liberty Public Schools also has extended its closures through April 24 in response to the Core 4 counties issues a stay-at-home order.
5:59 p.m. | Lee's Summit R-7 School District has extended its school closures through April 24. The district still plans to begin "virtual lessons" for students on March 24.
4:38 p.m. | The “Core 4” counties announced that residents will be directed to “stay at home except for essential needs,” according to a news release.
Jackson County, Missouri; Johnson County, Kansas; Kansas City, Missouri, and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas will issue orders that will last for 30 days, effective March 24.
1:26 p.m| Kansas Department of Health and Environment reporting Johnson County has had its first COVID-19 related death. Kansas is now reporting 55 cases of COVID-19, with new cases in Mitchell County and Riley County.
11:30 a.m |St. Louis region will be enacting mandatory stay at home orders, effective on Monday.
In order to prevent further spread of #COVID19 in the #STL region, @DrSamPage and I will be enacting mandatory stay at home orders, effective on Monday.— Mayor Lyda Krewson (@LydaKrewson) March 21, 2020
The measures will still allow residents to receive basic services & meet basic needs.
Will have more to share this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/DFddvV507k
10:42 a.m. | Starbucks is moving to drive-thru only orders. They are also paying employees for 30 days, even if they do not go in to work.
9:51 a.m. | Douglas County, Kansas, announced two more travel-related cases of COVID-19 in the county. That brings the total to three.
9 a.m. | The Platte County Health Department is limiting their services to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The changes in available options are posted online. Visitors should call before trying to enter the building.
8:52 a.m. | Jack Stack is teaming up with Price Chopper to keep meat and stores and keep workers employed during the pandemic. Jack Stack meat will be available in area Price Choppers starting this weekend.
8:21 a.m. | Scavuzzo's Inc. is hosting a "food-thru" from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Kansas City residents can drive through and pick up fresh meat, which is normally only available to restaurants.
8:10 a.m. | CBD American Shaman announced it was donating 3,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to KCPD and KCFD to help keep first reponders safe from COVID-19.
8:08 a.m. | The Liberty Police Department is no longer accepting unwanted prescription medications in their police lobby. Drop-offs for the unwanted medication will resume after the pandemic.
8 a.m. | Mission Gateway has halted development to help protect workers from the coronavirus. The developer hopes to resume construction within 30 days.
Gateway developer to temporarily halt construction amidst concerns surrounding COVID-19. With more than 70 employees on site, concerns about maintaining appropriate separation have been mounting. Developer and VCC anticipate resuming construction within 30 days. pic.twitter.com/ktMxjq8lbK
— City of Mission, KS (@CityofMissionKS) March 20, 2020