TOPEKA (AP)- Kansas Education Commissioner Randy Watson says state standardized tests will be cancelled this year because of concerns about the spread of COVID-19.
Watson told reporters Thursday that tests are off unless something changes “dramatically” in Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive order temporarily shuttering school buildings. Her order includes exceptions for groups of 10 people or less.
Meanwhile, Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple and three city council members are self-quarantined after learning that two people at a conference they attended last week tested positive for COVID-19.
Latest update for positive COVID-19 cases in the state shows 34 positive tests.