Mexico enters Phase 3 of COVID-19 pandemic

By Chara On Tuesday (April 21), the Mexican government announced that Mexico had entered Phase 3, the most critical phase of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). The government announced that, during Phase 3, the transmission of the virus intensifies. Thus, it will be likely that more people will require hospitalization. Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said […]

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation now live

TOPEKA – Kansas Secretary of Labor Delía García today joined Governor Laura Kelly in announcing that Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), which provides an additional $600 weekly payment for unemployment insurance claimants, went live starting today. FPUC is part of the federal CARES Act, which is focused on expanding unemployment benefits in the wake of […]

Volume 40 Issue 17 • 04/23/20 – 04/29/20

In this issue Congress still debating adding funds to small business relief programs Area coronavirus patient shares her recovery story Trump announces plan to temporarily halt immigration into U.S.

JoCo health department organizes COVID-19 testing site for essential workers

By Angie Baldelomar The Johnson County (Kansas) Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) hosted a drive-thru clinic testing for COVID-19 for essential workers on April 17 as part of its ongoing plan to gather as much data about the coronavirus pandemic as possible. Essential workers included first responders without symptoms, hospice workers, individuals that provide […]