The Kansas City Star reports:
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly imposed a statewide stay at home order Saturday in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.
Kelly said the measure, which follows similar orders in the state’s most populous counties, is necessary to give health care workers the time to prepare for the peak of the virus and soften its impact on the state.
“We’re simply not ready for what we anticipate will be the peak of this pandemic,” Kelly said at a news conference Saturday.
I know that abiding by the statewide stay-home order I issued this morning is difficult. But remember: We’re in this together. Stay home. Stay safe. pic.twitter.com/CBiImmMxYg
— Governor Laura Kelly (@GovLauraKelly) March 28, 2020
BREAKING: Kansas will join 22 other states with a statewide stay-at-home order, taking effect 12:01am Monday, March 30th and last until at least Sunday, April 19th. @GovLauraKelly issuing executive order. #ksleg
— Brandon Woodard (@Woodard4Kansas) March 28, 2020