With rural Kansas looking to reopen, doctor remains nervous


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Dr. Beth Oller would like Kansas to remain under a stay-at-home order a while longer, even as some neighbors in her rural northwest county are restless to see business return to normal.

Oller and her husband are family physicians in their late 30s in Stockton, a town of 1,300 people roughly halfway between Kansas City to the east and Denver to the west. They watched as the coronavirus pandemic crept ever closer from those two metropolitan areas, each some 300 miles (480 kilometers) away.

The first positive case in Rooks County was one of Oller's patients, confirmed on...

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