JoCo offers free COVID-19 testing to residents with symptoms

By Roberta Pardo The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) is offering free appointment-based COVID-19 tests to Johnson County residents over the age of 18 that have symptoms of the novel coronavirus. “Finding out who has COVID-19 in the community is important to containing the virus and reducing the spread,” Dr. Sanmi Areola, […]

Halpern a friendly face connecting Mayor’s Office with Hispanic constituents

By Angie Baldelomar Carlota Halpern has been a part of Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Quinton Lucas’ team since his time as a councilman. Halpern left such an impression that she is Lucas’ office manager for the Mayor’s Office. Halpern answers calls and greets visitors. She also is a key member in connecting the Hispanic community […]

Cases suggest Kawasaki disease might be linked to COVID-19

By Chara Over the past few weeks, several states have reported a rising number of cases of a syndrome that might be linked to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Known as Kawasaki disease or Kawasaki syndrome, the disease is “an acute febrile illness of unknown etiology that primarily affects children younger than 5 years of age,” according […]