TOPEKA (AP) – Leaders of the Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature on Monday agreed to create a committee to examine the impact of COVID-19 mandates and what they called government overreach, partly in response to Democratic President Joe Biden’s federal vaccine requirements.

Beginning Sept. 29, no-cost Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccines will be offered by the Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) at the community vaccine clinic at 223 S. Main in Wichita (former downtown library building).

TOPEKA (AP) – Kansas hospitals will receive $50 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds for extra pay for nurses to keep them on the job but will be required to report monthly on how many nurses they’ve lost and why under a plan a state task force approved Sept. 10.

TOPEKA – Gov. Laura Kelly is urging a new COVID-19 school safety workgroup to focus on policies that will not only keep Kansas children and staff healthy but in the classroom, after hundreds of infections were reported in school districts across the state.Kelly established the Safer Classroo…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday is announcing sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant that is killing thousands each week and jeopardizing …

Derby Public Schools' on-site testing site at the Educational Support Center, 222 E. Madison Ave., is now in operation.The ESC was up and running on Aug. 30, with the district planning to open Carlton and Wineteer as two more testing facilities once it has hired the necessary staff.The on-si…

A new masking protocol at Derby Public Schools means specific schools and departments in the district will have to mask up when 6% or more of their students and staff are absent due to COVID-19 cases and quarantines. 

TOPEKA – With a rise in calls to poison control centers and visits to emergency rooms, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is urging Kansans not to take the drug ivermectin unless prescribed by a physician.