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North Kansas City Schools expands the drive-thru meal pickup as part of a comprehensive food distribution plan, according to a district press release. Working with the Clay County Public Health Center on food access for students during school closures, the district shifts to Phase 2 of our f…

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CLAY COUNTY — As of 4:15 p.m. Thursday, April 9, the number of positive cases of coronavirus in Clay County stands at 96. Of those infected, 58 live in Kansas City while the remaining 38 live elsewhere in the county. The total number of infections is five higher than Wednesday, April 8.

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CLAY COUNTY As of 4:15 p.m. Monday, March 30, the number of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Clay County residents is 33. Of those cases, 20 are Kansas City residents, which are reported by the Kansas City Health Department, and 13 are residents of elsewhere in the county and reported by Clay County Public Health Center. The total number of cases has climbed by four since Friday, March 27. There have been zero deaths to date of those infected.

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CLAY COUNTY — Missouri Department of Transportation crews are reducing northbound Interstate 435 between Front Street and Parvin Road to one lane from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly through Monday, April 6, for bridge deck removal work.

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CLAY COUNTY — The county Public Health Center reports three cases of novel coronavirus within its testing jurisdiction were confirmed Monday, March 23, through lab tests. The cases consist of one male and one female in their 50s and one woman in her 80s. The cases are unrelated.

School districts across the Northland agreed with the Kansas City region to keep schools closed through April 24 after a group call with Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, according to a Kansas City release Saturday, March 21. Extended closures include the Kearney, Liberty, North Kansas City and Smithville districts.

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Beginning Tuesday, March 24, residents of Jackson County, Mo.; Johnson County, Kan.; Kansas City, Mo.; and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kan; will be directed to stay at home except for essential needs, according to an announcement from the CORE 4 partners Saturday, March 21.

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With growing reports of dorm-dwelling college students being displaced by closing campuses around the country, companies like U-Haul and Two Men and a Truck are offering free storage for 30 days in an effort to help.

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The Gladstone Firefighters of IAFF Local 3228 announce their endorsement of incumbent Carol Suter for the office of City Council. Suter has demonstrated that strong public safety is a priority to her.

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After a promising start to 2020 with a five-year low in January traffic fatalities, February did not follow suit and ended with 63 people killed, according to preliminary reports in Missouri traffic crashes. As the state eyes a long-term vision for zero traffic fatalities, there have been 10 days thus far in 2020 with no fatal traffic crashes.

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Out of caution, Missouri state park and historic site programs and events sponsored by Missouri State Parks are postponed or canceled now through April 30. In addition, planned guided group or school tours including tours of the Capitol are temporarily suspended through April 30 in order to avoid large congregations of people in confined areas.