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Staff absences plague schools, health care amid COVID surge


January 9, 2022

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Employee absences fueled by a surge in COVID-19 cases are straining Kansas hospitals, schools and emergency services and raising questions about whether some court trials might need to be delayed.

When students returned from break last week in the Wichita school district, 1,274 of the district's 47,000 students and 399 of the district's 7,600 employees weren't in school because they had been exposed to the virus. That's more than three times the amount of students and seven times as many staff members who were quarantining in late November.

There were also 172 positi...

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