TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas has relaxed its guidelines on coronavirus testing so that residents who don’t have a fever but who are showing other symptoms can be tested.
Gov. Laura Kelly announced the change Tuesday as the state prison system saw the coronavirus spread to a third facility and the number of confirmed cases among staff and inmates topped 100. Kansas has among the the lowest testing rates of any state, and officials say they struggle to find supplies.
Expanded testing is a key issue for officials in determining how and when to reopen the state’s economy.