Kansas stricter on gatherings; 1M people told to stay home


TOPEKA (AP)- Shelter-in-place orders are about to take effect for about a third of Kansas’ population to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Gov. Laura Kelly also announced Monday that she will tighten restrictions on public gatherings. Five counties with about 1 million of the state’s 2.9 million residents are telling residents to stay at home starting Tuesday, except for essential business such as buying food or seeking medical care.

They include Johnson County, the state’s most populous county, three others in or near the Kansas City area, and Douglas County, home to the University of Kansas. Kelly said she’ll ban public gatherings of more than 10 people.


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