Kansas gets COVID-19 testing kits for meat processing towns
April 19, 2020
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has received 7,000 more COVID-19 testing kits from the federal government to use for testing people with ties to the meat-packing industry, which is battling an undisclosed number of cases.
Gov. Laura Kelly announced that the tests, along with personal protective equipment, will go to Finney, Ford and Seward counties in southwest Kansas and Lyon County in the east-central part of the state.
Controlling the outbreaks is crucial: Plants in southwest Kansas account for 25% to 30% of beef processing in the country.
As of Monday, 336 people in the four counties wer...