Governor: Kansas won't jump into local COVID-19 hot spots
October 14, 2020
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said Tuesday that she doesn't plan to have the state health department use its power to manage disease outbreaks by shutting down businesses or imposing other restrictions in local coronavirus hot spots.
The Democratic governor's statement went further than a public promise she made last month to top Republicans in the GOP-controlled Legislature not to issue orders to close businesses statewide, as she did in the spring. She said that although the state will work with local officials in areas with big outbreaks to help them check the spread of t...