KC COVID-19 updates: Where things stand late Friday morning

Posted at 10:24 AM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 12:08:45-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As news of new COVID-19 cases continues to grow, lots of changes are happening to events and facilities around Kansas City.

At this time, there are two positive cases in Missouri. There are six positive cases in Kansas, including one death.

As of 10:45 a.m. on March 13, here are the things that have happened:

  • New case of COVID-19 confirmed in Wichita: A man in his 70s who had traveled outside of the country was tested presumptive positive for coronavirus.
  • KC STEMFEST canceled: The Union Station event for creators of all ages was canceled amid virus fears.
  • Baker University moves online: The school will transition to online classes March 23 through April 5, after students return from spring break.
  • Graceland University moves online: Classes will be taught online through March 27. There are no classes March 16-17 in order to prepare for that transition.
  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City closes locations: All Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri, locations will be closed. Independence sites will still operate at this time.
  • Oak Park Mall cancels events: All events planned to happen at the mall have been canceled for now. That includes Easter Bunny photo opportunities.