COVID Hospitalizations Fall to Pandemic-Era Low

Much to the relief of beleaguered health-care providers, the numbers of people hospitalized with COVID-19 hit something of a milestone this week, falling below 100 for the first time since all 27 regional hospitals began reporting data to the Mid-America… more

Coping with COVID: Kansas Issues COVID-19 Test Requirement for Adult-Care Facilities

Kansas adult-care facilities now are required to test staff and patients for COVID-19. Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday directed Dr. Lee Norman, Kansas Department of Health and Environment secretary, to issue a health order for the testing. “We have a… more

In a Nutshell: Here We Go Again!

The Delta variant’s rapid rise in new cases and hospitalizations is stoking concerns about ever getting back to normal.  How is this new surge in cases possible, considering that so many people have been vaccinated?  Over 70% of US adults… more

Coping with COVID: Active COVID-19 cases sink back down to single digits at KU Health System

The number of COVID-19 patients at The University of Kansas Health System has dropped a notable amount since Friday. Nine people with the active virus are being treated, down from 15 on Friday. Of those patients, four are in the… more

Coping with COVID: KU Health System reports COVID-19 patient count in ICU has reached zero


Coping with COVID: Missouri National Guard to withdraw from COVID-19 vaccination drives

Starting in June, the Missouri National Guard will no longer be involved in vaccination drives across the State of Missouri. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said there has been a significant decrease of demand for the COVID-19 vaccine. “We are in… more

Coping with COVID: Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine gets FDA approval for teens aged 12 to 15

The Pfizer vaccine has been authorized for children ages 12 and up, the Food and Drug Administration announced Monday. "We know this is a big step for our country. Vaccinating a younger population brings us closer to returning to a sense of… more

Coping with COVID: Proposed COVID-19 community project approved to receive CARES Act funding


Coping with COVID: Missouri surpasses 4 million total doses administered for the COVID-19 vaccine

On Wednesday, Missouri’s COVID-19 Dashboard shows just over 4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Missouri’s population of roughly 6.16 million residents. According to the dashboard, 4,009,681 doses have been given. Overall, the state said 38… more

Coping with COVID: U.S. states to receive redistribution of COVID-19 vaccine doses

Announced on Thursday, a new plan from the White House will redistribute COVID-19 vaccine doses should states not order all the vaccines allocated to them each week. States will still get allocations based on their population, but the change means if a… more