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A student's mellophone horn is covered to prevent the spread of airborne respiratory droplets at Valley Center High School band camp. (Photo by Brian Grimmett, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

Research shows playing musical instruments is akin to coughing or sneezing when it comes to spreading respiratory droplets. That presents some unique challenges for school marching bands in the coronavirus pandemic era.  

At least three workers at National Beef in Dodge City have died due to COVID-19. In Kansas, 17 meatpacking plant workers have died. (Photo by Corinne Boyer, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, August 17th, 2020

Despite worker complaints to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, large outbreaks, and deaths, Kansas meatpacking plants never shut down. Months later, case numbers, clusters and deaths have continued to climb.  

Silver Lake teacher Michelle Taylor shows off her young son, Jack. (Photo by Stephen Koranda, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, August 10th, 2020

How has the coronavirus changed the career of teaching?

A view of Garden City and its grain elevator. (Photo by Corinne Boyer / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, August 3rd, 2020

One western Kansas resident's recovery from COVID-19 was made worse by an unpleasant health care experience.  

Ehlaina Hartman was named one of Kansas's top high school basketball players in her senior year, and is headed to Emporia State University to play for their women's team. (Photo by Stephan Bisaha / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, July 27th, 2020

What happens when the coronavirus comes between your senior year and dreams of a state championship?

Coronavirus testing materials (photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen, Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

COVID-19 testing typically should be free, but health consumers often don't know the rules.  

 Anil Gharmalkar, a long distance truck driver, came down with COVID-19 in April, and ended up in the ICU. His family struggled with not being able to be with him as he fought for his life from a hospital bed. (Photo by Celia Llopis-Jepsen / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Monday, July 20th, 2020

What happens if your loved one is hospitalized with a deadly virus and you’re unable to be there to provide comfort? On this week’s episode of “My Fellow Kansans” we hear the story of one family’s experience of a close brush with death from the coronavirus.

Kansas News Service Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

As the number of new COVID-19 cases in Kansas dropped in June, restrictions relaxed across the state.  But in the last week, the state averaged almost 300 new cases per day...so what's next for Kansans in the fight against the coronavirus?

J. Schafer Monday, June 29th, 2020

A major animal health company, says it will invest $100 million to expand its manufacturing facilities in De Soto.

Bob Corbin, a resident at Bethany Home, plays tic-tac-toe through a window with Sydney, the daughter of a staff member. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Cantrell)
Kansas News Service Friday, June 26th, 2020

A nursing home in Kansas works to keep residents safe and stave off the lonliness that can come with it.

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