Is reopening timely or premature?

Communities across the metro area began relaxing stay-at-home restrictions last week, starting with Cass, Clay and Platte counties in Missouri. On Monday, May 11, Jackson County, Mo., and Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas began reopening in phases. Is it premature to lift stay-at-home orders and reopen businesses? Scientists think so. Most communities, they warn, […]

KDOL announces new unemployment programs

By Angie Baldelomar Kansas Secretary of Labor Delia Garcia announced Monday (May 11) that the two last unemployment programs from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act would start this month. The first program, called the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program, aims to help those previously ineligible to receive unemployment benefits, such as […]

CHC of WyCo offering Latinos resources during the pandemic

By Tere Siqueira The Community Health Council (CHC) of Wyandotte County (Kansas) is trying to right a social wrong as it offers various services to help people get through the coronavirus pandemic. Studies in California reveal that the virus is affecting different racial groups unevenly – i.e., the virus is attacking minorities in bigger numbers. […]