Confusion on how to run businesses after Wichita
Confusion on how to run businesses after a stay at shelter orders are lifted
There are dilemma and confusion everywhere as to happens to local and other businesses when they stay at shelter orders will be lifted in Kansas, on this note Sedgwick County Health Officer Dr. Garold Minns stepped forward to she light on what should be done and followed once businesses open, he said the owners should ensure that they keep following all the instructions that we all are practicing already, which includes good hygiene, proper handwashing, sanitizing, physical distancing. Though this has been mentioned by Dr. Minns no official statement or instructions have been passed by the State of Kansas directing to the business owners about
practicing already existing safety measures, these are soon expected to come from state and local leaders at the end of this week. In South Carolina a maximum of 20 people are allowed into the shop at once, modified seating for customers in restaurants, one-way aisles to prevent face-to-face contact in stores and staggering restroom stalls for employees and guests and following CDC guidelines meticulously. The County leaders are planning to lift the stay at the shelter order on May 3rd.
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Police seek public help to find teen runaways
Wichita police department is looking for two teens and their toddlers who ran away from home, the details and the physical features are made available to the public thus seeking the help of public to find them, the runaways were last spotted on Saturday at around 6 p.m. after leaving a home
which is located in the 3300 block of East Grand, they are identified as Christianna Gonzalez, 15, her 8-month-old son Marcellus Gonzlez-Mitchell, Vanity Allen, 16, and her 6-month-old daughter, Violet Allen. Anyone with information on them is welcomed to pass on it to the authorities by calling on 911.
The hospitals in Wichita think they had seen their peak of patients by now
According to hospitals in Wichita, they have seen the peak of COVID-19 patients, said Sedgwick County's local Health Officer, Dr. Garold Minns. A special staff meeting was held on Friday with Local business leaders. Minns said in this meeting:
"The hospitals think they have seen the peak, although the peak is very flat. They're feeling good about the fact that we're not going to have a huge surge, and I think they are feeling more comfortable that we can move ahead now."
The Kansas Health Department said that they had expected the state to hit the peak between April 19 and April 29.
Gov. Laura Kelly pushed back a statewide stay-at-home order to May 3, considering the expected dates for the peak. Kelly's order may expire a week from May 3, and according to Lieutenant Governor Lynn Rogers, the counties will take further decisions on its own. The Commissioner of Sedgwick County called representatives from several industries to discuss the plans to reopen and keep everyone safe. Representatives from Wichita State University, Wichita City Tourism, and the YMCA offered some great ideas to resume the industries and other businesses safely. Sedgwick County says that they will come up with guidelines to reopen for industries that may vary for different industries.
WSU plans for phased reopening
WSU President Jay Golden and Provost Rick Muma released a letter on the university's
website on Wednesday stating that they are planned for a phased reopening of the university
with the help of seven working groups which are Health and safety, Classroom / activity space
Faculty curricular design, Student finances, Research, Innovation partners, Communication. The
date is set to May 26th in accordance to the statement given by Kansan Governer Laura Kelly
that the stay at home orders will be lifted on May 3rd, but the tentative dates could be subjected
to changes. The university may open after the memorial day and the students will be a given a
two week prior notice, despite the reopening or otherwise the classes are said to continue either
online or remotely.
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Andover Public Schools and other schools are trying new ways for graduation ceremony
The principal, superintendents, and teacher, all around the state, are meeting to finalize the plans for unique spring graduation ceremonies due to pandemic and closure of schools. All the schools are closed due to pandemic all around the nation for several weeks. Seniors in schools had to start living with the new normal as their final year of high school classes, sports, assemblies, and proms are canceled.
Andover Public School district announced this week that they have planned to have a 'drive-thru' graduation ceremony to honor the seniors. Speakers will present online. Seniors will have to drive to the high school, receive a diploma, and have a professional picture. Many seniors at the Andover Public School district are grateful to the school for such a decision.
They are happy as they will get an opportunity to hold some traditions, including wearing a cap and gown and receiving a diploma. Emma Torgerson, a senior, said that the changes are unique, but watching present situations, she is grateful that the school is trying to keep everyone safe.
Others are raising voice for their disapproval, saying the decision came too soon and that the school administration had not taken opinions from parents and seniors. Other schools may make an announcement by next week regarding the graduation ceremony of the seniors. Some schools had already set a time and place for a ceremony. Kapaun Mt. Carmel's graduation is currently tentatively scheduled for Sunday, July 26, 2020, at 1:30 pm at Hartman Arena.
COVID-19 hits at tourism causes the industry to shutdown
Tourism is one of the most affected fields from COVID-19. Events have been called off, tickets are being cancelled. This line can sum up the struggle faced by the tourism industry due to COVID-19.
Montana Whiteman, an employee at the Wyndham Garden Hotel Wichita said everything is cancelled when the bare-knuckle fights were supposed to happen.
Gary Plummer, president and CEO of the Witchita Regional Chamber of commerce, said that tourism is a tough business. He further said that tourism is the lifeline of Sedgwick County with hotels and hospitality being a big part of it.
Whiteman on further analysing the situation said that rooms are empty and talking about her hotel she noted that only 15 out of 150 rooms are filled. She also stated that Intrust Bank Arena is losing events, fall travel baseball being put on hold and other anticipated events cancelled in Wichita are significant contributors for the loss in the industry.
Plummer said that although the industry is suffering the sector should be opened only when the situation becomes normal. The decision needs to be data-driven and not just an emotional driven.
Kansas keeps few parks open for recreation
While most of the state parks in Kansas are closed, Cheney, one of the 28 state parks remained open amidst stay at home orders because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Cheney State Park and the attached O'Brien's Marina reported a busy weekend with people that came to enjoy boating, fishing, picnicking, camping, and enjoy nature. Stefanie O'Brien, who owns and runs O'Brien's Marina on Cheney Reservoir along with her husband, said that since people could not visit the park much last year due to the flooding and they are ready for this season to start. The number of people visiting was slightly higher than usual, for those on furloughs its a great chance to come out with family and enjoy finishing. She suggests people wanting to visit make sure they follow physical distancing. Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism offices are closed through at least April 6. Still, the state parks, along with most fishing lakes and wildlife areas are open, exceptions to these are Chase County Fishing Lake northeast of Wichita near Cottonwood Falls. Special events, public tours are all canceled in parks. Arkansas too shut down earlier this week the night visits to minimize out of state visitors. For those who would like to visit and enquire about whether or not the place is open, one can reach out to the respective web page where details about the activities are updated. If not, one can call the number posted on the park office door as the on-site staff will be available to answer between 9 am to 4 pm even if it is closed for visiting. Lanterman, the Michigan director of Parks and Recreation, called these parks the big green gym, which is the alternative to closed gym's, and for those who want to bike or run in the present situation. She also suggested that people carry their soaps as the bathrooms are closed and to wear bathroom slippers if they were to use showers. To ensure all the parameters are followed, law enforcement will closely monitor that visitors follow physical distancing and other safety measures.
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Louisiana reports an increase in cases
Louisiana reported an increase in the number of positive cases and the extension of stay at home orders are being appreciated by some as it helps prevent further spread but business owners are growing impatient as they can't reopen their business and it's already draining them financially, and many fear that they may not be able to get back to their stable financial status
easily. The latest numbers are as follows 1758 deaths, 27,286 total cases, 1666 patients in hospitals, 244 patients on ventilators, 17,303 presumed recoveries, 151,101 tests performed.
The drive-by shooting occurred in Tulsa
A drive-by shooting that took place in TULSA in Oklahoma is under investigation by the police, the shooting took place near 81st and Sheridan. A woman was shot when she was sitting at the table, she said that the bullet came through the sliding door, grazed her head and then struck the wall across the room, by the time the cops reached the site of the incident the woman was in the ambulance, she was immediately rushed to the hospital and is expected to come out of woods, the police are looking into whether the shooting is preplanned or otherwise, two more bullets were found outside the house and SIU was called in.
Experts say the virus is not deadlier in Minnesota
The cumulative death tally in Minnesota appears to 7.5% of Minnesota's lab-confirmed, positive cases of COVID-19 while neighboring Wisconsin, for example, the death tally represents
4.6% of all confirmed cases, when questioned on this context if the virus if deadlier in Minnesota, Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm cautioned stressed that state-by-state comparisons is not good as the targets of testing are different from one another as we are testing all symptomatic persons, workers that are critical to the management of the disease and the experts believe the fatal outcomes will drop due to this goal-oriented testing pattern.
Epidemiologist Kris Ehresmann said that those that are tested so far do not exactly represent a sample of a full cross-section of the state and the those that are being tested are sicker or more prone to sickness compared to the rest and also that earlier we were testing symptomatic or those that are in contact with persons who are more susceptible to virus and
with severe complications but now due to shortage of resources the focus is shifted to high risk population like long term health care facilities.
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Kourtney Kardashian protagoniza nueva PELEA con otra de sus hermanas - La Verdad Noticias
Kourtney Kardashian nuevamente se ha peleado con una de sus hermanas, ¿Habrá crisis en la famosa familia?
Kourtney Kardashian protagoniza nueva PELEA con otra de sus hermanas/Foto: Hola La hermana mayor del clan Kardashian-Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian ha vuelto a causar controversia en el reality de televisión Keeping Up With The Kardashians, ya que la influencer y empresaria nuevamente protagonizó una pelea con otra de sus hermanas. Hace unas semanas, Kourt llegó hasta los golpes con su hermana Kim Kardashian, y es que desde que Kourtney anunció que deseaba retirarse del reality de televisión, la tensión en la familia ha incrementado. Algunos aseguran que Kim se enojó mucho con su hermana mayor por abandonar el proyecto de la familia que las ha lanzado a la fama. Pero en esta ocasión, la empresaria de 41 años tuvo un enfrentamiento verbal con la menor de su familia, la multimillonaria Kylie Jenner. Todo comenzó cuando las hermanas junto a su madre Kris Jenner estaban planeando la siguiente fiesta de navidad, y es que Kourtney ha creado la tradición de celebrar la navidad en su casa. Sin embargo, en esta ocasión Kylie expresó su descontento con la idea de pasar el 24 y 25 de diciembre en la casa de Kourtney Kardashian con toda la familia, ya que la joven empresaria de 22 años deseaba que su hija Stormi Webster pudiera recibir a Santa Claus en su hogar.
- "Simplemente no tiene sentido que Santa solo vaya a la casa de Kourtney (...) La mejor parte de la mañana de Navidad para mí mientras crecía era que Santa visitaba tu casa... solo quiero eso para Stormi", expresó Kylie Jenner.
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Facebook Inc., presentó el pasado viernes una herramienta de videoconferencias denominada Messenger Rooms, expandiendo las funciones de transmisión en vivo, aprovechando un aumento en la demanda de chats de video durante la pandemia de coronavirus; mientras daba sus primeros pasos hacia una integración planificada de productos de mensajería en sus aplicaciones. La herramienta de videoconferencias, Messenger Rooms, permitirá que hasta 50 personas participen en una llamada, dijo la compañía en un comunicado. Mostrará un diseño en mosaico de videos de participantes, hasta 16 en el escritorio y 8 en el móvil, que se asemeja al diseño ofrecido por su máximo competidor en este segmento: Zoom. Como resultado de este movimiento de Facebook, el precio de las acciones de Zoom disminuyó en un 3,7% desde el día anterior a aproximadamente $163 en los minutos posteriores al anuncio, después de alcanzar un máximo récord de $181.50 más temprano en el día. El movimiento en las acciones de Facebook fue menos dramático, un 2.4% más que el día anterior a $189.51. Los usuarios de Facebook podrán compartir enlaces para que los no usuarios puedan unirse a Rooms a través de un navegador web tanto en el escritorio como en el móvil, eliminando los requisitos para descargar una aplicación o crear una cuenta como en otros servicios. Messenger Rooms: Facebook entra a la competencia de las videoconferencias. Foto: fuentes. Messenger Rooms: sin límites de tiempo Con el lanzamiento de Messenger Rooms, Facebook se une a un campo abarrotado de empresas que se apresuran a dominar el mercado de las reuniones de video, ya que millones de personas encerradas en sus hogares en todo el mundo dependen repentinamente de las herramientas para el trabajo, la escuela y la vida social. Se había programado el lanzamiento de elementos del producto en el tercer y cuarto trimestres del año, pero Facebook aceleró sus planes después de observar un aumento en las llamadas grupales durante los bloqueos, según dijo a la agencia Reuters el jefe de mensajería, Stan Chudnovsky. «Nuestras videollamadas se duplicaron, y cuando miramos el uso de las llamadas grupales, eso aumentó aún más», dijo Chudnovsky. «Así que descubrimos una manera de construir esas cosas más rápido», agregó. Facebook expresó en su comunicado que ahora hay más de 700 millones de cuentas que participan en llamadas en WhatsApp y Messenger cada día. Facebook entra en la competencia de las videoconferencias con Messenger RoomsReuters.- Facebook Inc presentó una herramienta de videoconferencias y expandió sus funciones de transmisión en vivo en estas horas, pa … pic.twitter.com/8noTgqEP6i www.biztv.tv (@biztvrd) April 27, 2020 Con información de:ACN|Reuters|Redes No dejes de leer: Más de 5 mil fallecidos en Brasil a causa del coronavirus * Infórmate al instante, únete a nuestro canal de Telegram NoticiasACN