COVID deaths in Kansas top 7,000; county mulls new mask rule
December 29, 2021
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas reported Wednesday that it has seen more than 7,000 deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and health officials in one of Kansas' most populous counties are talking again about the possibility of imposing a local mask mandate only days after one for children expired.
Gov. Laura Kelly immediately ordered flags to be flown at half-staff until sundown Friday, just as she has every time Kansas has reported another 1,000 deaths.
Kelly's action and the interest in a new mask mandate in Douglas County, home to the main University of Kansas campus, come as th...