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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Governor Laura Kelly Signs Executive Order Mandating Masks in Public Spaces

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

Watch the COVID-19 Press Conferences

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Want to know the latest news about COVID-19 in Kansas? Watch Governor Laura Kelly’s press conferences live on Facebook or later on her website. Follow Governor Kelly for press conference schedule and updates. Press conferences featuring Secretar...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Governor Kelly Introduces Mobile Testing Unit to Assist Communities with COVID-19 Testing

Governor Laura Kelly today announced The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) deployed a Mobile Testing Unit to assist communities with COVID-19 testing for underserved populations.

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Governor Laura Kelly Recommends Kansas Stay in Phase 3 of “Ad Astra” Plan

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Governor Laura Kelly announced that her administration, as well as officials with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, recommend that communities do not move into Phase Out of “Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas,” which was ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Governor Kelly, Secretary Norman Share County Trend Map

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During the June 15, 2020 press conference, Governor Laura Kelly and Secretary Lee Norman, M.D. shared a data trend map -- a snapshot in time -- to provide a general overview of how counties in Kansas are faring now that it’s been a few weeks sin...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Governor Kelly Signs Bipartisan COVID-19 Response Bill

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Governor Kelly Moves Kansas Into Modified Phase 2

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May 19, 2020

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Governor Kelly Adds New Phase to “Ad Astra” Plan

On May 14, 2020, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly signed Executive Order 20-31, which establishes a new phase to the “Ad Astra: Plan to Reopen Kansas.” The new “1.5” Phase, effective May 18, 2020, continues reopening eff...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

COVID-19 Fraud Schemes

Rumors and scams can easily circulate in times of crisis. Krista Engel, Fraud Manager – Program Integrity for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, said that fraud schemes are already impacting members of Medicare and Medicaid across ...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Governor Laura Kelly Introduces Plan to Safely, Gradually Re-open Kansas

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“Ad Astra” plan increases local flexibility in COVID-19 response efforts.

TOPEKA – In a televised address, Governor Laura Kelly presented her detailed framework for gradually, safely re-opening the Kansas economy and getting K...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Governor Kelly issues Executive Orders to aid Kansans during COVID-19 pandemic

As she discussed during her press briefing, Governor Laura Kelly today issued two new executive orders as part of her administration’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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