Kansas Food Bank announces donations to Wichita
Kansas Food Bank announces donations to COVID-19 relief
On Tuesday The Kansas Food Bank in collaboration with "Giving Tuesday Now" has announced donations worth $325,000 in light of Covid-19 relief. CEO of Kansas Food Bank, Brian Walker said "We are extremely humbled by the outpouring of support from the communities we serve, there has been such an increase in the number of people seeking food assistance due to this pandemic. These gifts will help us provide the most
basic of needs, food. In this time of uncertainty, there's a fundamental truth that gives us hope – that together we can do extraordinary things." The food bank is also giving away $60,000 for Rudd Foundation, $25,000 for Dillons, $25,000 for
Koch Industries Inc, $10,000 for Roofing Services Unlimited, $5,000 for Emprise Bank. Koch also donated $25,000 to the Wichita Family Crisis Center. Meredith Olson, the company’s
vice president of public affairs said “Koch Industries calls Wichita our home, We are honoured to be able to help the Wichita Family Crisis Center and Kansas Food Bank, which have seen an extraordinary increase in demand for
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67-year-old died in a car collision near North Oliver in Wichita
67-year-old Bruce Reed of Wichita, died after a car collision on the road on Monday, according to Wichita Police Department (WPD).
Around 3:15 p.m., Police got the report of an accident at the intersection of North Oliver and E. 2nd Street.
When Officers arrived at the site of the accident, they saw a silver Hyundai Tucson and a blue Chevrolet Malibu had collided into each other at the intersection.
The 66-year-old female driver of Tucson and the 65-year-old female driver of Malibu got minor injuries and were taken to the hospital by EMS.
Reed was on the backseat of the Malibu, got critical injuries, and was immediately taken to the hospital, but he died shortly after reaching the hospital.
According to an initial investigation by the Police, the driver of the Tucson was traveling south on Oliver, and Malibu was traveling west on E. 2nd Street that resulted in a collision.
Answers to people's concerns on reopening
Gov. Laura Kelly has been planning to slowly, gradually and cautiously reopen the state of Kansas. But since a lot of people have questions in mind on how to get on tasks, the following
are answers to them.
When will swimming pools, gyms and fitness centres reopen?
The City of Wichita is not planning on reopening them at least until May 18th. Spokesperson Megan Lovely said that they are reviewing the governor’s recommendations and hopes to draw a plan to reopen municipal pools and splash pads pretty.
Spokesman Sean Amore told The Eagle earlier this week that The Greater Wichita YMCA too is working on reopening its branches and pools soon and according to CDC there isn't any
substantial evidence regarding spread of the virus through water as treating water with public pools etc with disinfectants will potentially kill the virus. But for now, CDC says we are all better of maintaining physical distancing and proper hygiene if planning on visiting these places once opened.
When will the courts reopen?
The district courts remained close as of Friday statewide but proper information on when and how they will open to their usual is yet to be announced from the Kansas Supreme
The court. The Supreme Court ordered closures until March 18th. Office of Judicial Administration spokeswoman Lisa Taylor said in a Friday morning email that “the Supreme Court is in the process of working through those details now.”
Court administrator of Sedwick County District Court, Ellen House said the court is expecting a phased-in approach to reopen which will include following social distancing and preventing crowding in the courthouse. Wichita Municipal Court too remains closed and all hearings are suspended at this time. Notices will be sent out to defendants and lawyers when it reopens, according to the city’s website.
When will the mall open?
Towne East Square is all set to open to the public from Monday to Saturday between 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Simon Property Group has prepared protocols to
follow once they open for business which includes ensuring occupancy that doesn't exceed one person per 50 square feet, closing high interaction areas like play areas, screening employees and recommending tenants as well as taping off “every other sink and urinal” to encourage social distancing.
Towne West Square is owned by Kohan Retail Investment Group and the company’s website stated that they will reopen their shopping centres “when we feel it is safe to do so again in
accordance to local governance and Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.”
What about summer childcare programs and camps?
Daycare programs have been excluded from the governor’s stay-home order from the beginning and now in the reopening plan, summer camps are cancelled until June 1st.
The Wichita School District is planning on how to take forward their summer Latchkey programs, which includes daytime childcare to kids between ages 5 to 12. Spokeswoman Wendy Johnson said the district hopes to make a decision soon.
The Wichita Catholic Diocese announced on Friday about canceling summer Totus Tuus and Prayer & Action youth programs and YMCA summer camps enrollment too have hit a pause for now.
How many people have died in Sedgwick County? I can’t find a source.
12 deaths have been reported in Sedgwick County up until May 2nd, of these six of them belong to the Clearwater Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Sedgwick County has been giving daily
updates and the case numbers are updated from time to time on the website, kansas.com and in The Wichita Eagle along with state’s updates on https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/ and the The county also gives updates on Youtube and at its website, www.sedgwickcounty.org.
Do we have sufficient numbers of RELIABLE tests so that the basic guidelines of TEST..TRACE..ISOLATE can be followed?
Despite Gov. Laura Kelly's repeatedly stressing on the importance of widespread testing, Kansas has failed to do so along with many other states. In this context in her speech on Thursday evening, she addressed on the progress that they made with regards to widespread testing which experts believe is quintessential. She said that the state has ordered 500,000 testing kits from an overseas supplier and of these the first 5,000 are en route and shipments of 10,000 a week are expected. An additional 50,000 kits are expected
from the federal government in a coming couple of weeks.
The World Health Organization recommends a positive test rate of less than 10% before reopening and Kansas as of has 16% test rate which could mean that many cases may go
Why in the first phase are schools/daycare/ colleges opening up?
K-12 school buildings will remain closed for the rest of the school year. Less than 10 people are allowed into school facilities for cleaning crews to deep clean facilities or letting teachers into the building for short times to retrieve materials from their classrooms since student instruction has moved online. The decision on whether or not to reopen schools after the summer break will be made at a later date based on conditions at the time. Daycare has always been excluded from the stay-at-home order that ends Monday, although facilities will from now on have to follow extra set of regulations to reduce the spread of the virus. Higher education institutions will remain closed indefinitely and only a few educational activities or events can be held on campus, with not more than 10 people.
If an employee tests positive for COVID-19, what type of sanitation takes place — to protect customers and fellow employees?
It is left to the choice of an individual business owner or management. However, Federal guidance recommends cleaning and disinfecting surfaces in an employee’s
workspace if they leave work because of illness.
What about public libraries?
The Wichita Public Library says it will discuss plans this week on when and how to reopen.
When can youth sports teams begin practising again? How do we practice and stay 6 feet apart?
The Executive Director Scott Martin said, Southwest Boys Club, Genesis Sports Complex and the
Park City Youth Baseball/Softball League could receive a green signal to start on practices at the
start of next week.
About 1,000 Wichita area kids make up those three leagues, and there are more than 10 players
per team hence Martin said practices will be cut down to no more than 10 players to ensure
In-game rules will be amended to best fit social distancing recommendations, too, Martin said.
Dugouts will be extended down the first- and second-base lines. The umpire will stand behind
the pitcher instead of behind the catcher. And rules for leading off the bases and picking off
baserunners will be fluidly adjusted based on the phasing of Governor Kelly’s plan.
The first tournaments are scheduled for Memorial Day weekend with the first league games
scheduled for June 1.
Westurban Baseball is following almost all of the same self-imposed guidelines, Executive
Director Eric Blasdel said. Westurban is adding one other rule of note: Players will be allowed
to sit with their parents when their team is hitting and they are not up to bat. The league has
submitted its changes to Sedgwick County, Blasdel said.
Two Rivers Youth Club and the YMCA make up the other two largest youth baseball and softball
leagues. They have not responded to the Eagle’s inquiries.
Wichita Regional Soccer Association and American Youth Soccer Association, Wichita Region
208 have not responded to the Eagle’s enquiries either.
When will barbers, like Great Clips, open?
Barbers and stylist shops will remain closed according to the governor’s order for Phase One of
the reopening plan, but in case the state decides it’s safe to move to Phase Two at a given point
of time they may be allowed to reopen.
How will any of these plans be enforced? What happens if a sports league goes ahead in defiance of state order — is that up to sheriff or whom?
Violations of mass-gathering standards will be handled through citations at the discretion of
local police, sheriff’s deputies or other law enforcement.
Sedgwick County Commission expressed its reluctance to enforce the guidelines and voted
unanimously on Friday to shut down a Web portal that had been set up for residents to report
suspected violations. Though no one was prosecuted under the governor’s stay-at-home or
mass-gathering orders the county did issue about 160 warning letters.
Is it safe for people to be close together (less than 6-ft) if people are wearing cloth masks?
Would that be an acceptable precaution for resuming normal public activity?
Though the answer isn't simple and conclusive it is better to follow the set guidelines, The U.S.
Centres for Disease Control and Prevention currently is recommending people to wear masks
when they step out and maintain social distancing for as much as they can.
Recent research reported by three South Korean universities and the University of Minnesota concluded that cloth masks at most can only stop the spread of infection from
already infected people.
Can more than 10 people but less than 30 attend a wedding in a church in Kansas?
This is not allowed according to Phase on reopening but the second phase of reopenings, which
is set to start no earlier than May 18 will be allowed no more than 30 people at once.
The third phase, which will start no earlier than June 1, will be allowing mass gatherings of up
to 90 people. The governor will look at various health measures before deciding to move to the
What is the expiration date of the “10 people gathering” part of this plan?
Phase one, which limits gathering to 10 people, lasts until at least May 18.
What is the timeline for this plan? If this is only phase 1, then what do future phases include?
The timeline will be starting from Monday and will go on until at least June 15 to get through all
four phases. When and how the state will move to the next phase will totally depend upon the
extent of the spread of the virus.
Local leaders clearing doubts on the reopening of businesses
After the announcement of the reopening of the economy, many questions are arising in people's minds. All these questions are answered by Governor Laura Kelly on which businesses can open and which cannot. In her address on Thursday night, Gov. Kelly, a question was posed to Eyewitness News concerning the reopening of restaurants Monday while bars have to stay closed for the next two weeks(until May 18) to reopen. The big question: What's the difference between a bar and grill and a grill and bar if both establishments serve food and alcohol?
Sedgwick County commissioner Pete Meitzner says he cleared the doubts on which establishment among bars and restaurants can reopen. "If it's a restaurant that is a bar also, as long as it's serving food, in what we all know, then it's eligible to be open Monday." According to Meitzner, the bars which serve only alcohol, which doesn't offer food (pretzels and peanuts don't count), will have to remain closed. He advises all the businesses to follow social distancing guidelines to keep the employees and customers/clients safe.
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Business owners in Kansas prepare to reopen once the stay at shelter orders will be lifted
Kansas City will most likely lift it stays at home order by Monday and the Sedgwick County
Commission recommending not to extend the orders is a huge relief and a rejoicing matter to businesses owners who are excited to reopen their closes businesses.
Reopening barbershops, salons need guidance before they start. Prime Time Barbershop owner Nelson Tovar said: "We're just hoping lets us go back to work, hoping that she trusts in the community for them to take the right precautions."
Linda Burton owner of Sister Moses Boutique and store manager Lyndsey Roman said that they are ready to reopen and are talking all steps necessary like masks, gloves, hand sanitizer. Central Standard Brewing appears to have a different approach to the Governer's decision of lifting stay at home orders since the risk of the virus is still pretty much in existence co-owner Andy Boyd said "We've decided to stay curbside delivery through the end of May, that's just, you know, a personal decision. So, whatever they decide to do really won't have any bearing on us. Our staff is not comfortable opening up to the public at this point."
Don Hall passes away in a road accident
Wichita radio DJ Don Hall died in a car crash on Wednesday morning at Kellogg and Rock. On this note, Wichita police have arrested a 43-year-old Ray Watkins charging him with second-degree murder connecting with the accident. Also, alcohol and drugs are suspected to be factors involved. By the time the officer's reached the site of accident Hall was found to be trapped in the vehicle, the fire department had to come and free him out but by then he was pronounced dead. 70-year-old Hall had been working in radio for the past 45 years and hosted KEYN's morning radio show along with Barbara Baan. He also worked as the public address announcer for shocker basketball games at Wichita State University. When the news came out Jack Oliver, the program director at Entercom said that he and staff got worried when he started so early to work.
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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HALLIBURTON IN HOUSTON LAID OFF THOUSAND OF ITS EMPLOYEES
Halliburton, with its offices in Houston, laid off 1,000 employees.
Business officials said the cuts worker were attributed to "the unforeseeable, drastic" slump in oil prices triggered by the corona virus in a statement issued on Wednesday.
"In addition to reductions around the Company's regional activities, the decreases are," mentioned in statements. s"These measures are hard but important as we adjust our industry to the reduced demand of consumers." This is also the latest round of cuts that the organization has rendered after initiating a sixty-day furlough of 3,500 employees in March.
In April, more than two hundred employees were laid off at Halliburton plants in Texas, & thirty-six employees at a Louisiana plant.
A MAN CONVICTED OF THREATENING CHAIRMAN OF THE DUPAGE COUNTY BOARD
A citizen of Chicago has been convicted of leaving intimidating voice mails sent to Chairman Daniel Cronin of the DuPage County Council.
Edgewater's 49-year-old Brocs Montgomery got 3 criminal charges of assaulting a public officer, according to a release by the state attorney's office.
Montgomery reportedly left 3 threatening texts on May 2 & May 3, one on Cronin's private company and two on his mobile computer, prosecutors claimed.
Montgomery reportedly claimed in his messages: "Tell Dan Cronin the little (offensive word) I'm coming. I'm coming after him," "I've got enough men down of the road to take control of him," "I'm trying to bring someone else on that (profanity) because I'm planning to take him out of myself, "and" I'm going to pull him down and I'm going to strip his (profanity) right out of him that he likes, "attorneys stated.
Montgomery had no social or formal association with Cronin, prosecutors stated.
Montgomery was detained without incident in his house on Tuesday. He is being held on bail of three million dollars.
FLORAL SHOPS WILL BE REOPENING FOR UPCOMING MOTHER'S DAY
In Los Angeles, flower suppliers are permitted to open again, Mayor stated on Tues.
The announcement falls because of Mother's Day holiday, a period when places like the central LA Flower Market are expected to have their biggest gathering.
The retailers as agricultural businesses are excluded from the state's corona virus rules, so the "Shelter at place" permit from the city would enable them to act as an important company.
The floral shops are being tracked & may be shutdown if they do not meet the criteria for physical distance from the center, Mayor said.
Mayor appears to take a measured view to loosen any constraints. The mayor is uncertain whether retail floral shops would open again on Fri & said LA would probably not be able to restart other businesses listed by the governor.
The mayor said some hiking routes would open again to the people. Mayor said he & county authorities are considering proposals to loosen some shelter ta place measures to enable the opening of some companies again. Yet he said it would take sometime until both businesses will restart & he did not offer a definitive timetable.
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Can Australia Open tournament be canceled?
Due to the Corona virus, many big and big sports events are being canceled. A name can be added to this link. It is reported that the crisis is looming in Australia Open early next year.
Tennis Australia Chief Executive Craig Tilly believes that foreign fans will not be able to see this tournament. It can only be on one condition that it be done without audience. The worst that can happen is that the tournament is canceled.
Earlier, Wimbledon, to be held in June-July, was canceled. This was the first time since the Second World War, when Wimbledon was not played on schedule for any reason. The second Grand Slam French Open of the year has been postponed till September and the last Grand Slam US Open is scheduled to be held in October-November, which can be decided next month.
В поликлиниках Светлогорска уменьшилось количество посетителей.
Еще несколько месяцев назад люди не могли записаться на прием к врачу в городе Светлогорске Гомельской области. Причиной тому служили то большие очереди в регистратуру, то отсутствие талонов, то большие очереди к врачам.
Сейчас все стало по-другому. На входе в поликлинику посетителей ожидает обязательная процедура измерения температуры тела бесконтактным тепловизором.
У посетителей нет необходимости обращаться в регистратуру и выписывать талон, получать карточку, ждать под кабинетом. После входа в поликлинику, человек сразу направляется в необходимый кабинет. В штатном режиме работают все специалисты: хирург, стоматолог, отоларинголог, окулист, а также лаборатория, рентген кабинет и т.д.,
Работники поликлиники рекомендуют: просто для профилактики в медицинские учреждения сейчас ходить не нужно. В основном сейчас обслуживаются только острые состояния.
Но, если в данный момент появилась срочная необходимость, то можно пройти без очереди медицинскую комиссию на право управления автомобилем.
Hello my Beautiful Ladies here is another Article on Strength i hope you learn, adapt and change into better and self oriented mothers of Tomorrow
The Seven(7) important Things that Mentally Strong Women Believe in;
1. Self-Worth Should Never Be Determined By Anyone Else’s Opinion
strong women don’t allow someone else’s opinion to affect their self-worth. They determine how they feel about themselves, and they bounce back when others try to bring them down.
2. Your Strength Will Sometimes Be Viewed As Weakness
They stay focused on growing stronger and becoming better, regardless of what people say. There’s no need for them to prove their inner strength to anyone.
3. There’s No Need To Shrink Yourself For Other People’s Comfort
Many women worry that their ambition might actually threaten others, baby girl you don’t have to shrink yourself for the comfort of others,strong women know that they can own their success without sounding arrogant or boastful.
4. Society Encourages Women To Engage In Unhealthy habits
There is constant pressure for women to “be” the way the world wants them to be but baby you dont have to be that be YOU!! strong women recognize how these pressure can lead to bad habits such as insisting on perfection and engaging in toxic behaviors,!So they go against the grain. They build strength and be their best.
5. Mental Strength Can Be Contagious
Know that your desire to grow stronger and become better can inspire others, strong women know that strength has a ripple effect so they lead by example. creating the strongest version of themselves often inspires others to follow their lead.
6. Mental Muscles Must Constantly Be Maintained
You might think things like, “I’m already a strong woman,” But the truth is your mental muscles need ongoing workouts. to develop healthy habits that help them reach their greatest potential.
7. You Can’t Always See Inner Strength
strong women know that you can’t judge someone’s strength by the actions you see. Therefore, they dont show off their strength they work on growing better and better.