Here is a sampling of social media comments about stories from across the state:
Leavenworth Times Facebook: Gov. Laura Kelly will seek renewal of the state's COVID-19 emergency declaration:
Alan Phillips: Time to shut her down or our State will never recover.
Sonja Jackson Campton: I am done with masks.
Glinda Childress: Esp over a virus that most people that have it have no sys toms there is something fishy about this whole thing numbers right??? Numbers wrong????
Ginger Riddle: Those of you who think this is over need to think again. And please stop imagining that people are blaming covid-19 when they shouldn't. As this article from the Journal of the American Medical Association shows, there are likely many MORE deaths related to COVID-19 than are reported. This IS still a disaster. So why shouldn't our state get its share of emergency relief money? That is just the responsible thing to do, fiscally.
Hays Daily News Facebook: Has COVID-19 strengthened the case for medical marijuana in Kansas?
Susan Wheeler Relaford: Medical Marijuana is a great idea, so many people would benefit and it might actually help with the opioid crisis.
Simone Korbe: Yes for medical only.
Shawn E. Droddy: A fantastic idea!!
Lee Love: Just like the lottery was going to ? Not a good idea
Topeka Capital-Journal Facebook: KDHE is revealing active COVID-19 outbreaks, despite the objections of business groups:
Bill Heatherman: Good, it needs to be done. Good job KDHE
Clifford L Byrne: Why is this virus so dependent on numbers? If it is as dangerous as they say. Why not published the name of any place that has an outbreak so the people know to stay away from there if they choose. Why is 20 the magic number?
Rose Grist: I don't understand the purpose and really don't think it's a good idea either
Dodge City Daily Globe Facebook: COVID-19 cases rising in Ford County
Susannah LaMastres-Struzik: There are so many more people with masks than without...its here, its not going away..
Constance Sue Krestian (Susannah LaMastres-Struzik): hich proves it just takes a few to continue the spread. The numbers would be even greater if most of us didnt wear one either.
Jason Melia (Constance Sue Krestian): no it's a virus it's here for good. The plus side is it's no where near as bad as the media makes it out to be. Even when the CDC makes updates to their stats the media does everything they can to keep pushing the fear
Michael Bussee: Sad. When I visited in July, almost no one was wearing a mask around other people or being careful about social-distancing.
Hutchinson News Facebook: Kansas' application for FEMAS's Lost Wages Assistance Program was approved:
Linda Allen: They should get something started for the essential workers. Give those unemployed an incentive to go back to work.
Misty Coldwater Harner: This world has gone mad- people are lazy, government is corrupt and we all need Jesus!
Judy Theriot: It might be used for unemployment and it might not