COVID-19


Big Ten and Pac-12 decide to postpone 2020 football season

A vote from the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences result in the postponement of college football and other fall sports. Each league hopes to move back playing into the spring. "As time progressed and after hours of discussion with our… more

MU to use sewer lines to monitor COVID-19 on campus

The University of Missouri is using a different method this fall as students make a return to campus. Rather than testing students with the traditional COVID-19 swab test, MU will be taking a much different approach, monitoring wastewater from residence… more

Coping with COVID: Pfizer to produce antiviral COVID-19 drug in Kansas plant

Remdesivir, a drug used to treat COVID-19 and currently in short supply, is soon to be produced in a Kansas Pfizer plant. Pfizer made an agreement on Friday last week to produce the drug in its McPherson, Kan. manufacturing plant.… more

Low Census response in Kansas City causes local concern

Local community leaders in Kansas City, Mo. have expressed concern over recent reports of a low Census response in the Kansas City area. Leaders are have said that if residents do not complete the 2020 U.S. Census, the region could… more

Power Five leaders discuss postponing college football season

College sports leaders from the Power Five (referring to five athletic conferences whose members are part of the Football Bowl Subdivision of NCAA Division I), have already begun meeting to discuss the fate of this season’s fall sports. Although not… more

Coping with COVID: Seven-day average for new cases shows small decline across Kansas City

The current seven-day average for new COVID-19 cases in the Kansas City area is 361. As of one week ago, the average was 497 and two weeks ago it was 438. These numbers are showing a slight downward trend in… more

New Jobless Claims Dip, but Still Top 1 Million

New figures from the U.S. Department of Labor show that in the week ending August 1, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 1,186,000, a decrease of 249,000 from the previous week's revised level. The report includes information… more

Kansas City Preparing for Municipal Furloughs

It's just two sentences in length, but the implications will be significant for employees of Kansas City, Mo.: The City Council has directed acting city manager Earnest Rouse to draw up plans for idling certain city staff for a minimum… more

Sister City Donates Protective Gear to Truman Med

The Taiwanese city of Tainan, that nation's sister city to Kansas City, has delivered thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment to health-care workers at Truman Medical Center, a gift matched by a local group. Nearly 3,000 masks and 300… more

U.S. Department of Commerce invests $7.8 Million in CARES Act funding to several universities

U.S. Department of Commerce (WASHINGTON) – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $7.8 million in EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants to universities across the nation to boost their capacity to support regional economic development… more