Good morning, thanks for joining me for KRPS news headlines for Thursday, July 9th.
Sedgwick County’s top health official has issued a mandatory face mask policy to slow the spread of coronavirus.
This month’s NASCAR race at Kansas Speedway will not have fans in the stands as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus.
The face mask debate continued Wednesday night as the Joplin city council convened a special session for the second time in two weeks. The city has averaged about 1 COVID-19 related death since the city council held its last special meeting on June 24th. Joplin has reported 13 COVID-19 associated deaths, all tied to the Spring River Christian Village, including four reported on Wednesday. Joplin business owner Chuck Covington spoke against a mask ordinance in the city.
Kansas has seen more than 700 positive coronavirus tests in the past two days.
The two main private organizations that contract with Kansas’ government to provide foster care services received millions of dollars in federal Paycheck Protection Program loans from the federal Small Business Administration.
The Four State Farm will not be held this year; the announcement was made on Wednesday that the show, which has been held every year since 1975, will not take place at Pittsburg State.
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