News to Know (9/11/20)

The news you need to know before you head out the door

TOPEKA, Kan. – Kansas Governor Laura Kelly is set to ask the State Finance Council for an extension on the current Kansas State Disaster Declaration that is set to expire on September 15, 2020. The governor said if the Council does not act, Kansans will not be able to access the necessary resources to protect against COVID-19.

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. – Baxter Springs High school students are temporarily learning virtually due to covid-19. In-person classes will resume for the high school on Monday September 21st. School will remain the same for students in 8th grade or lower.

JOPLIN, Mo. – Joplin City Council approves a contract with Missouri Department of Health and Services to fund Covid-19 contact tracers. The contract grants the city more than $71,000 to fund contact tracers.